Bounces (Commodore 64)

Bounces Commodore 64 Title Screen


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Bounces is a futuristic sports game. Two players (one of which can be computer-controlled), compete against each other in order to earn points. Each game consists of two halves of 90 seconds each, one from each side of the screen. The winner is simply the player with the most points at the end.

There are two ways of earning points. The first is to catch the bouncing ball that bounces around the arena and throw it through the goal slots on the opponent's side of the screen. The further into the opponent's half of the screen the slot is, the more points it is worth, but the more difficult it is to get the ball into; particular as each player is attached to their side of the screen by a wire. The second way to earn points is to knock the other plater down, either with characters fists or with the ball. Being knocked down reduces stamina, as does straying too far into the other player's side of the screen or colliding with the wall each player is attached to. If either player runs out of stamina they are unresponsive until they recover.


Bounces Commodore 64 Throwing the ball.
Bounces Commodore 64 Erik is down.
Bounces Commodore 64 Let battle commence.
Bounces Commodore 64 Title Screen

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Zzap! Jun, 1986 86 out of 100 86
Happy Computer 1986 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Aug, 1986 7.75 out of 10 78


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It seems the game was originally meant to be released under Beyond's Monolith label: it is mentioned on pre-release advertisement as well as on the in-game title screen. In the end it was released directly by Beyond.
Silverfish (1346) added Bounces (Commodore 64) on Mar 19, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (209748)