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The original future sport game, Speedball is played out on a small court with five players on each team, making it more frantic than the more famous sequel. The ball must be thrown into the goal at your opponent's end. Any amount of physical contact can be made, and there are no illegal ways to get the ball or the goal.

Before each match you can bribe the referee into awarding you a head-start or strengthening the abilities of your players. You compete in a simple knockout cup tournament, or in individual 2-player games.


Speedball Commodore 64 Game start
Speedball Commodore 64 League standings
Speedball Commodore 64 In league play you can cheat by bribing officials
Speedball Commodore 64 Red tries to make a goal

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Alternate Titles

  • "KlashBall" -- NES title

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Zzap! Jun, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Commodore User May, 1989 88 out of 100 88
The Games Machine (UK) Jun, 1989 87 out of 100 87
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Feb, 1989 874 out of 1000 87
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jul, 1989 860 out of 1000 86
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Aug, 1989 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1989 8.4 out of 12 70


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C64 version

The C64 version of the game is one of the 30 games on the Commodore 64 Direct TV retro game joystick released in 2004.


Unofficially inspired by the 1975 movie Rollerball.


According to Eric Matthews, plain programming only took one and a half months - but play testing and fine tuning of the game play took another four months. Spending such amounts of time on the game play was very unusual at the time the game was created.


  • Golden Joystick Award
    • 1989 - won the 16-bit Game of the Year award
Information also contributed by Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker and Ricky Derocher

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necronom (76) added Speedball (Commodore 64) on Jun 03, 2003
Other platforms contributed by tbuteler (3154), Alaka (58473), deepcut (1865), Macintrash (2642), MAT (193746) and Rantanplan (1826)