DescriptionPsygnosis' 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.
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- "כדור הרעם (Thunder Ball)" -- Israeli/Hebrew alternate title
- "Ballistix!" -- BBC Micro / Electron in-game title
|Fast cross between air hockey and pinball.||DOS||gametrader (233)|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Atari ST||May, 1989||84 out of 100||84|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amiga||May, 1989||84 out of 100||84|
|64'er||Commodore 64||Feb, 1990||7 out of 10||70|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||DOS||Nov, 1989||7.6 out of 12||63|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Commodore 64||Mar, 1990||600 out of 1000||60|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||DOS||Jan, 1990||589 out of 1000||59|
|Power Play||Amiga||May, 1989||56 out of 100||56|
|Power Play||Atari ST||May, 1989||56 out of 100||56|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||TurboGrafx-16||Apr, 1992||19 out of 40||48|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Atari ST||Jul, 1989||Unscored||Unscored|
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Cover artThe 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"