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So get ready to shoot for two, because Bouncers is an absolute blast. However, as fun as it is to play against the computer-controlled characters, this game is truly meant for two buddies going head-to-head. If you're looking for an innovative new sports game, take on Bouncers.
Plain and simple, Bouncers is great fun. The idea is truly funny, the graphics are superb and the gameplay is addictive. You're always gonna find the time to play Bouncers.
Bouncers is an unusual but enjoyable game which had me grunting and panting while I was playing. It's mondo bizarro and it's perfect for those times when you just want to chill out.
Superb graphics and excellent cartoon sequences are the highlight of this entertaining ball-bouncing game. This one is more fun when you play head-to-head against another person rather than the computer.
That being said, Bouncers is not very exciting to play at all. Sure it’s amusing for a few minutes the first few times you try it, but after that you’ll realize just how shallow and rushed the game is. Bouncers is just another game that ended up in discount bins real early on and makes the Sega CD look bad. It’s a rush job and unneeded filler that never should’ve been released in the first place. The only way this would’ve worked is if the programmers spent much longer with the game and really upped the content: bigger play fields, maybe a few more characters, some deeper options and maybe even some unlockables. Even then this would still be a shallow game. The only other thing this game is notable for is that it features the voices of Mark Hamil (yes, the Mark Hamil of Star Wars fame) and Michael Bell. Their voices are a cool footnote but no they’re not enough to save this otherwise poor title.
The awkward, unresponsive controls don't help matters. Heck, most of the time you end up inadvertently knocking the other ball into the hoop. It's a shame the controls suck, because Bouncer's graphics are nice and the music isn't bad either. There are a few power-ups, but for every one that helps you, there's another that gives you lead feet. There are several zany locales to choose from, including a jungle, a haunted house, stormy ruins, and an underwater shipwreck. I was hoping Bouncers could deliver on its bizarre premise, but it's practically unplayable.