TwinBlok

Moby ID: 24659

Description

The Time Spinners do not look kindly on failure. They'll yank your status, terminate your entity, and zap you into the netherest of the nether regions. Your journey begins when Executive Time Spinner (ol' T.S., you know) drops you ill-prepared and poorly armored into the fray, to fight off everything the Razerrians ...antiquated holdouts from the Snarr Sector... can drop, kick or throw at you. Blast through their defenses, traverse the 50 levels of time blocks they'll use to impede your travel. They'll tantalize you with pictures from your home planet, hurl you through space, instead of merely time, and dazzle you with nefarious patterns reminiscent of the arcades in the Neo-Draconian Sector in a celebrated age long past.

As for other Break-out clone games, the basic plot is: BLAST IT! When you hit the blocks, they explode, disappear, change your launchpad into something more (or less!) functional, or alter the 'ball' in some beneficial - or nefarious - way. The worst of these is the dreaded smiley. The smileys don't do anything. The ball metamorphoses into a cute, fluffy, and USELESS tennis-ball-like blob, and won't work on any of the blocks until it turns back into a blue piece. Some of the blocks put a nasty spin on the ball, and there's a magnetic block that does exactly what you'd like it NOT to do. You can also add spin to the ball by striking it on the move - just like with table tennis. The longer the ball is in play, the faster it moves, and the less time you have to hit it. Some effects are controlled by a timer, and will revert to their previous state if you can outlast the time clock.

In Two-player mode, saves (and losses), and multiple-ball episodes, are twice as much fun, and it's only half as difficult to win. You can also play two-player mode with one person! Just select the SAME input device for both players in the setup menu.

Groups +

Screenshots

Promos

Credits (DOS version)

32 People (18 developers, 14 thanks) · View all

Programming
Graphics
Music
Sound Effects
Additional Coding
Additional Art
Music System (Virtual Visions)
Game Design
Publications Editor
ANSI Artist
Produced by
Directed by
Germany/Switzerland/Austria Distribution (Juergen Egeling Computer)
Scandinavian Distribution (Twilight Zone Software)
French Distribution (TLK Games)
Australia/New Zealand (Powerhouse Information and Support Service)
Marketing
Beta Testers
Special Thanks To
[ full credits ]

Analytics

MobyPro Early Access

Upgrade to MobyPro to view research rankings!

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 24659
  • [ Please login / register to view all identifiers ]

Contribute

Are you familiar with this game? Help document and preserve this entry in video game history! If your contribution is approved, you will earn points and be credited as a contributor.

Contributors to this Entry

Game added by POMAH.

Game added November 2, 2006. Last modified February 22, 2023.