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Description

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.

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Cyberball Commodore 64 Pick your team.
Cyberball Amstrad CPC Select your play.
Cyberball Genesis Workshop
Cyberball Atari ST Managed to run it a few yards

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Alternate Titles

  • "Tournament Cyberball 2072" -- Lynx In-game title
  • "Tournament Cyberball" -- Lynx title
  • "Cyberball: Football in the 21st Century" -- Japanese tag-lined title
  • "Cyberball 2072" -- Alternate Lynx in-game title
  • "サイバーボール" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Apr, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ST Format Atari ST Jul, 1990 80 out of 100 80
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jul, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Zzap! Commodore 64 Feb, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Commodore User Arcade Mar, 1989 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jun, 1990 27 out of 40 68
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Sep, 1992 67 out of 100 67
GamePro (US) NES Jan, 1992 3 out of 5 60
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 60 out of 100 60

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