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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 Genesis When your on the defensive, you can beat your opponent into his end zone. if you succeed and knock down the quarter back when he has the ball and you will score a safety.
Cyberball Genesis Title screen
Cyberball Genesis At the end of each session, you will get a points total and breakdown of which session they were scored in.
Cyberball Genesis The game is about to start.

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Cyberball Magazine Advertisement

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

Power Play Oct, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Sega Does Nov 17, 2016 B 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1990 27 out of 40 68 Oct 08, 2007 5 out of 10 50
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1990 4.4 out of 12 37


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paul cairey (359) added Cyberball (Genesis) on Nov 21, 2002
Other platforms contributed by PCGamer77 (3231), Alaka (81537) and Martin Smith (76472)