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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.

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Cyberball Amstrad CPC The pass was no good.
Cyberball Commodore 64 Passing or running?
Cyberball Amstrad CPC Prepare to receive kickoff.
Cyberball Atari ST Being tackled

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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
Play Time Lynx Mar, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Zzap! Amiga Jun, 1990 72 out of 100 72
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1990 48 out of 100 48
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 5.4 out of 12 45
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1990 41 out of 100 41
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1990 4.8 out of 12 40
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33
The Video Game Critic Lynx Nov 27, 2006 F 0

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