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Back of Box - ATARI 5200 (US):

    You've never met an opponent like this before.

    This one's as fast as you are, as tough as you are. And hates to lose even worse than you do. Because ballblazer is a two-player video-sport; you each have your own panoramic view from your own competition Rotofoil™—but there's only one ball. And only one winner.

    ballblazer was created by the Lucasfilm Computer Division Games Group: David Levine (Project Leader), concept, design, and programming; Peter Langston (Games Group Leader), design and programming; David Riordan and Garry Hare of Search and Design, design. Contributions and support by Charlie Kellner, Gary Winnick, and David Fox. Special thanks to George Lucas.

    ballblazer™
    Two-player, 3-D video-sport,
    one-player practice modes,
    and music that really rocks.


    Contributed by jean-louis (38837) on Aug 08, 2019.

Back of Box - ATARI 7800 (US):

    SUPER GAME CARTRIDGE

    Become the Ultimate Champion of the Universe!

    The year is 3097 ... you are the contestant in the fastest, most competitive, and by far the most popular sport in the universe. You and your opponent are strapped into Rotofoils™, hovercraft-like vehicles that skim the surface of the playfield at speeds of up to 50 meters a second. Your objective is simple: score the most points during the timed competition and be declared the champion. Your task, however, is a bit more complex. At the speed you're traveling, firing the Plasmorb™ through your opponent's goal takes more than just skill and timing.

    Ballblazer features two-player simultaneous play. with first-person perspective for both players. Three playing modes are available: Regulation Game, Practice Mode, and Spectator Mode.

    Ballblazer offers the type of two-player head-to-head competition you've been waiting for. Three minutes, two players, one victor!

    ❑ For one or two players.
    ❑ For use with the ATARI 7800 Series System, with Pro-Line™ controller.

    Contributed by jean-louis (38837) on Aug 08, 2019.

Back of Box - Atari 8-bit/C64 (US):

    LUCASFILM GAMES™
    ballblazer™

    The year is 3097...you are the contestant in the fastest most competitive and by far the most popular sport in the universe.

    You and your opponent are strapped into Rotofoils™, hovercraft-like vehicles that skim the surface of the playfield at speeds of up to 50 meters a second. Your objective is simple, score the most points during the timed competition and be declared the champion. Your task, however, is a bit more complex.

    At the speed you're traveling, firing the Plasmorb™ (ball in earth language) through your opponent's goal takes more than just skill and timing. Do you want to take an Over-The-Horizon Shot™ worth 3 points or get within sight of the goal for a two point attempt?

    Your safest bet is to push it through, but this takes up precious time and is only worth one point. Think fast, because this is a two-player game and your opponent is making the same decisions ... or is he?

    Ballblazer... finally the type of two-player head-to-head competition you've been waiting for.

    • First-Person Perspective for Both Players
    • Realistic Three-Dimensional Depth Perception
    • Three Playing Modes: Regulation Game, Practice Mode and Spectator Mode
    • Joystick Controlled
    • Two Player Simultaneous Play


    Contributed by jean-louis (38837) on Aug 08, 2019.

Back of Cassette Case - MSX/ZX Spectrum (UK):
    The year is 3097 . . . you are the contestant in the fastest, most competitive, and by far the most popular sport in the universe. Jump immediately into head-to-head action against a friend, or hone your skills against a selection of Droid™ players; either way, you're in for the match of the century!

    Contributed by jean-louis (38837) on Aug 07, 2019.

Back of Cassette Case - ZX Spectrum (UK - Ricochet release):
    The simplest, fastest most competitive sport in the known universe, it grew from dark roots in an ancient space feud to become the king of games and the game of kings. Every known lifeform within the range of interstellar ethercasting plays the game. In exactly three minutes, Ballblazer can make you a hero or shatter your dreams. Head to head action. Play against a friend or hone your skills against a selection of Droid™ players. Either way you are in for the match of the century.

    "... it's a mega-game ... There's nothing quite like Ballblazer".
    YOUR SINCLAIR

    Contributed by jean-louis (38837) on Aug 07, 2019.

Description from manual (Atari 5200 & 7800):
    Ballblazer: the simplest, fastest, and most competitive sport in the known universe. It grew from dark roots in ancient space wars to become king of all games among every lifeform within range of Interstellar Ethercast. In exactly three minutes, Ballblazer can make you a hero -- or destroy a lifetime of dreams.

    The year is 3097, and the place is a null-gravity nexus mid-space in the binary star system of Kalaxon and Kalamar. Minutes from now, on the luminous surface of an artificial asteroid, the final round of the Interstellar Ballblazer Championship -- the greatest tournament of all time and space -- will begin, and history will be made. For the first time a creature from the planet Earth has battled through the countless qualifying rounds and eliminations, enduring and then triumphing, across vast parsecs, to win the right to compete for Earth's honor and the ultimate title any being can possess: Masterblazer.

    Contributed by RKL (5735) on Dec 26, 2003.

Atari 5200 - Back of Box:
    This one's as fast as you are, as tough as you are. And hates to lose even worse than you do. Because ballblazer is a two-player video-sport; you each have your own panoramic view from your own competition Rotofoil - but there's only one ball. And only one winner.

    Contributed by RKL (5735) on Dec 22, 2003.