DescriptionThe original future sport game, Speedball is played out on a small court with five players on each team, making it more frantic than the more famous sequel. The ball must be thrown into the goal at your opponent's end. Any amount of physical contact can be made, and there are no illegal ways to get the ball or the goal.
Before each match you can bribe the referee into awarding you a head-start or strengthening the abilities of your players. You compete in a simple knockout cup tournament, or in individual 2-player games.
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- "KlashBall" -- NES title
Part of the Following Groups
|While obviously not as good as its sequel, a damn fine game.||DOS||Tomer Gabel (4646)|
|An exciting, action-packed game||Atari ST||Matthew Bin (5)|
|The start of the Bitmap Brothers' incredible winning streak||DOS||Colin Rowsell (45)|
|Commodore User||Amiga||Dec, 1988||92 out of 100||92|
|Raze||Atari ST||Apr, 1991||91 out of 100||91|
|Joypad||SEGA Master System||Oct, 1991||90 out of 100||90|
|Games Preview||Amiga||Jan, 1989||88 out of 100||88|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Commodore 64||Jun, 1989||87 out of 100||87|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Atari ST||Nov, 1988||84 out of 100||84|
|Power Play||Amiga||1989||83 out of 100||83|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||SEGA Master System||May, 1991||80 out of 100||80|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Commodore 64||Sep, 1989||8.4 out of 12||70|
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C64 versionThe C64 version of the game is one of the 30 games on the Commodore 64 Direct TV retro game joystick released in 2004.
InspirationUnofficially inspired by the 1975 movie Rollerball.
PlaytestingAccording to Eric Matthews, plain programming only took one and a half months - but play testing and fine tuning of the game play took another four months. Spending such amounts of time on the game play was very unusual at the time the game was created.
- Golden Joystick Award
- 1989 - won the 16-bit Game of the Year award