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Psygnosis' Ballistix is an arcade game in which you have to manipulate a ball in order to score a goal with your opponent. To do this, you will control an arrow that defines a direction, and pressing the fire key will launch a ball from this arrow in the direction the arrow points to; by launching balls at correct angles, you will manipulate the main ball and control the way it moves. Ballistix also keeps certain physics laws (namely gravity and friction), and will present you with varying obstacles in either one or two player mode.


Ballistix Commodore 64 Near the goal...
Ballistix DOS Nearing the goal
Ballistix Amiga Title screen
Ballistix BBC Micro Level 1 begins

Promo Images

Ballistix Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "כדור הרעם" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Thunder Ball" -- Israel title
  • "Ballistix!" -- BBC Micro / Electron in-game title

User Reviews

Fast cross between air hockey and pinball. DOS gametrader (233)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga May, 1989 84 out of 100 84
Defunct Games TurboGrafx-16 Apr 07, 2007 B+ 83
Antic's Amiga Plus Amiga Nov, 1989 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
64'er Commodore 64 Feb, 1990 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1989 8.4 out of 12 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga May, 1989 686 out of 1000 69
Power Play Atari ST May, 1989 56 out of 100 56
Amiga Power Amiga Sep, 1991 51 out of 100 51
Video Game Den TurboGrafx-16 2005 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
Amiga World Amiga Aug, 1989 Unscored Unscored


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Cover art

The game's cover art is a painting by Melvyn Grant called Steel Tsar. It was originally used as the cover for Michael Moorcock's 1981 novel The Steel Tsar, and also appeared on the 1987 reissue of Rocka Rolla, the first album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest.


  • ST Format
    • January 1990 (Issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year. Category "Real Dogs"

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