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Blasterball 2: Holidays (Windows)

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Description

This game is the sequel to Blasterball 2: Revolution. It is a Breakout game, so you have your paddle, the ball and a level filled of bricks, which you have to destroy with the ball, which you "control" with the paddle.

The game starts with 3 lives, once you miss your last ball in the game, you loose a life. If you scoring enough points by breaking the bricks, you will be rewarded with an extra life. The same goes when you are lucky enough to catch one of those rare 1-UP-Power-Ups. With those lives, you play through two worlds, each filled with 100 levels. At every 20th level, you are facing a guardian, which blocks the next levels. The more guardians you face, the more powerful they are. Some guardians have self-defenses, which can destroy your paddle. The game has also bonus levels, which can be accessed by destroying the Secret-Brick. If you loose your final ball their, you don't loose a life, but the secret level ends immediately.

The game offers four difficulty levels and while there is no save function, you can start the game from every 10th level, assuming you already reached those.

Like usually, you have a lot of Power-Ups, which will help you to complete the game, those are: paddle shrinker, paddle expander, laser equipment, attach (the ball don't bounce from the paddle), phantom paddle (this provides a ghostly extension which follows you), twin paddle (it divides your paddle into two paddles, but you move them like one), slower ball, faster ball, divide (3-ball), 8-ball, Blasterball (goes through any bricks), extra life, flash (destroys the enemies) and score multipliers.

The enemies aren't really enemies, as they can't attack you, but they might divert your ball into a direction, where you can't catch it. They can be destroyed by impacting with the ball.

There are also a lot of special brick types in the game, most notable the explosive bricks (damaging adjacent bricks), the plague brick (spawns new normal bricks) and the secret brick.

Touching the secret brick will immediately end the current game and you have the chance to play a secret level, to score lots of points (and earning additional lives that way).

Special about this game is the theme, which is of course Holiday related, so the background graphics, the level design and your enemies originating from various different holidays.

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Blasterball 2: Holidays Windows Title screen

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Great! Greater! Blasterball 2: Holidays 1 thf (151975)
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Xoleras (66260) added Blasterball 2: Holidays (Windows) on Oct 03, 2005