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Diablo is a puzzle game with similarities to sliding block puzzles. Each level is composed of a number of tiles and every one has a part of a pipe (straight or angular) on it - except one which is just a black hole. In one tile a red ball starts rolling and all tiles it rolls through become blank.

The goal of each level is to let the ball roll through all pipe parts without meeting the hole or a blank tile. To ensure this, the player can move the parts while using the hole as buffer. So, as example, if the player clicks on a tile which is a few tiles away from the hole, all tiles between the clicked tile and the hole are moved by one towards the hole. Then the hole is at the place where the player clicked on. At the start of a puzzle, rolling out of the level boundaries is also deadly, but after a certain amount of tiles are cleared the ball comes out at the opposite side of the playfield.


Diablo TurboGrafx-16 Level 4
Diablo Sharp X68000 Level select
Diablo Atari ST As the ball processes through the level, the passed ways are removed, making everything a bit more clear
Diablo Coleco Adam The start of a game

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Alternate Titles

  • "Timeball" -- US TurboGrafx-16 title
  • "Bloodia" -- French title (Euro-Maintenance import)
  • "Blodia: IQ Engine Game" -- Japanese TurboGrafx-16 Tag-lined title
  • "Blodia" -- Japanese TurboGrafx-16/Sharp X68000 title
  • "ブロディア" -- Japanese TurboGrafx-16/Sharp X68000 spelling

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Critic Reviews

Power Play TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Computer and Video Games (CVG) TI-99/4A Mar, 1984 30 out of 40 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Dec, 1987 715 out of 1000 72
TurboPlay TurboGrafx-16 Aug, 1990 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
1UP! TurboGrafx-16 Nov 05, 2021 67 out of 100 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1990 5.4 out of 12 45
Commodore User Amiga Nov, 1987 4 out of 10 40
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Dec, 1987 37 out of 100 37
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Dec, 1987 37 out of 100 37
Your Amiga Amiga Jan, 1988 3 out of 10 30


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