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Funball (DOS)

Funball DOS Main Options Screen: Board Editor, Control Panel, Demo, New Game, Load Game, Help and Exit to Dos


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Funball is a checkers-like game for two players. The goal is for a player to get a ball onto the opponent's base, while stopping the opponent from doing the same. Each player controls one color of balls--either red or green.

Like checkers, the game board is an eight-by-eight grid. Unlike checkers's squares, though, Funball's bases don't just passively accept balls. Bases can change a ball's size, teleport it, spring it further along, cause it to slide past rather than land, or have numerous other effects--there are thirteen different types of bases. The arrangement of the different kinds of bases isn't always the same, either. When starting a new game, the player can choose from five different preset boards, or use the board editor to create a custom board.

Not only are there different types of bases, the balls themselves can be different sizes. The relative sizes of the balls determines the outcome of an attack, and can have other effects, depending on the target base. In addition to the balls, the board can contain a spider, which moves around the board each turn, and can lay eggs that balls can absorb to grow larger.

The game can be played against the computer, or against a friend in hotseat mode.


Funball DOS The Spider from the game, the Green and Red player balls and different bases and board items
Funball DOS You can decide who goes first, Red or Green, or you can let a coin with the colours on decide for you
Funball DOS A demonstration of the jumping move
Funball DOS Choose to run in either English, French or German

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PC Player (Germany) Jul, 1995 Unscored Unscored


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MAT (193697) added Funball (DOS) on Mar 19, 2000