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After American Football players started cheating by using bionic parts, the game was forced to change its rules. By 2022, the game was played not by humans, but two teams of seven robots. To spice things up, the usual pig skin ball was replaced with a 350 pound bomb.

Cyberball brings this fast and furious action to life. Gameplay is essentially the same as the real sport, although the 'downs' are replaced by the bomb's heat gradually increasing towards 'critical'. After this it will explode and possession will be swapped. This is prevented when you cross the 50-yard line, lose possession or score a touchdown, in which cases it resets to 'cool'. Field goals and punts are not featured - the only kick is the initial kick-off you receive.

Control passes from the quarterback (thrower) to the intended catcher as soon as a pass is released. The two-player game is co-operative - on offense one player passes and the other receives.


Cyberball Arcade When the game is over, the losing team's players are destroyed one-by-one by the flying saucer that picks up the remains of destroyed players during the game. Not the height of sportsmanship, no.
Cyberball Arcade There are six teams to choose from, each with unique plays and stronger/faster players in its preferred play style.
Cyberball Arcade Offensive plays are divided into Pass, Running, and Option plays.
Cyberball Arcade An interception by the defense's safety.

Promo Images

Cyberball Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Cyberball: Football in the 21st Century" -- Japanese tag-lined title
  • "サイバーボール" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Commodore User Mar, 1989 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Crash! Mar, 1989 Unscored Unscored
The One for 16-Bit Games Apr, 1989 Unscored Unscored


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Any physical proof for the DOS version's existence? 3 Alaka (92715)
Jan 12, 2021


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Alaka (92715) added Cyberball (Arcade) on Feb 21, 2014
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