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After American Football players started cheating by using bionic parts, the game was forced to change its rules. By 2022, the game was played not by humans, but two teams of seven robots. To spice things up, the usual pig skin ball was replaced with a 350 pound bomb.

Cyberball brings this fast and furious action to life. Gameplay is essentially the same as the real sport, although the 'downs' are replaced by the bomb's heat gradually increasing towards 'critical'. After this it will explode and possession will be swapped. This is prevented when you cross the 50-yard line, lose possession or score a touchdown, in which cases it resets to 'cool'. Field goals and punts are not featured - the only kick is the initial kick-off you receive.

Control passes from the quarterback (thrower) to the intended catcher as soon as a pass is released. The two-player game is co-operative - on offense one player passes and the other receives.


Cyberball NES My team receives the ball
Cyberball Arcade An interception by the defense's safety.
Cyberball Arcade The kickoff.
Cyberball Amstrad CPC HUT!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Cyberball: Football in the 21st Century" -- Japanese tag-lined title
  • "サイバーボール" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga May, 1990 87 out of 100 87
The One Amiga Apr, 1990 79 out of 100 79
CU Amiga Amiga Apr, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Aug, 1992 55 out of 100 55
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 51 out of 100 51
Power Play Commodore 64 1990 41 out of 100 41
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Crash! Arcade Mar, 1989 Unscored Unscored


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Any physical proof for the DOS version's existence? 3 Alaka (88048)
Jan 12, 2021


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