Clusterball Reviews (Windows)

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PC För Alla (Jun, 2001)
Clusterball bjuder på adrenalinpumpande online-action. Det går fort, det är kul och det är snyggt.
Clubic (May 17, 2001)
Un superbe jeu 3D au gameplay excellent en mode multi-joueur. On en redemande. Attention, le téléchargement est lourd (14Mo).
GamingExcellence (Dec 10, 2001)
Overall, Clusterball is a very entertaining title, and offers much for both beginners and experienced players. If you are a fan of flight simulators or any type of flight game in general, then Clusterball is an excellent choice.
GameStar (Germany) (Dec, 2000)
(Shareware release) Ballblazer setzte seinerzeit auf revolutionäre 3D-Technik. Die dritte Dimension ist mittlerweile Standard. Auch bei Clusterball sorgt eine brauchbare 3D-Engine, die OpenGl und Glide von 3dfx unterstützt, für stimmige Atmosphäre. Auch der Sound kommt mittels A3D räumlich rüber, sodass Sie von hinten angreifende Gegner frühzeitig bemerken können. Die Systemanforderungen halten sich trotzdem in Grenzen: Schon mit einem Pentium II ist flüssiges Spielen möglich. Der Reiz an Clusterball ist weniger das Spiel selbst als das Multiplayer-Erlebnis über Internet. Innerhalb kürzester Zeit bildete sich eine sehr aktive Community rund um das Spiel, die zahlreiche Events und Turniere veranstaltet.
80 (UK) (Sep 18, 2001)
Clusterball really is a success on the whole though. You can pick it up fairly quickly, and unlike a lot of recent games that threatened to be promising in multiplayer but failed due to lack of players, the Internet is teaming with interest!, the centre of the whole experience, is home to thousands of users, and I've never had any trouble finding a game. Thanks to the low system requirements, low bandwidth requirements and addictive gameplay, the retail release of Clusterball should be an enormous success, and as I said at the outset, if you're bored of defusing the bomb and saving hostages, you'll find some respite here in the run up to Christmas.
GameGenie (2001)
So Clusterball may not have the best graphics or sound, but it's really, really fun. The flight model is initially very challenging, and it takes some practice to learn how to effectively land on the magnetic tracks, but once you master the basics, Clusterball is quite fun. The only downside is that most of the online opponents have played many more games (initially) and will embarrass you, but at least they are nice about it. Clusterball is definitely different, and it ends up being quite a great online game that should be on many people's lists. So, I'll see you on the tracks!
78 (Mar 13, 2001)
Ein gelungener Zeitvertreib, bei dem man sich hervorragend mit anderen Spielern messen kann. Wirklich interessant ist Clusterball jedoch nur für Onlinespieler oder diejenigen, die es auf LAN-Parties spielen wollen.
GameSpy (Dec 11, 2001)
Clusterball is fun in spurts, but the control and the physics keep it from being as addictive as it potentially could be. There's a lot of wasted potential here, so perhaps we can look forward to a version with these issues corrected. Until then, it's probably in your best interest to download the demo and see if you like the control. After playing countless games with similar dynamics and concepts, this just doesn't feel right
GameSpot UK (Sep 14, 2001)
If basketball were played in hover-ships instead of Nikes, you'd have something close to Clusterball - a fast, free and futuristic sport.
GameSpot (Sep 24, 2001)
While it may not be the world champion of team-oriented multiplayer games, Clusterball is an unusual and enjoyable addition to the genre.
PC Games (Germany) (May, 2001)
Zwar macht Clusterball anfangs durchaus Laune, auf die Dauer ist der Spielablauf jedoch zu eintönig.
60 (Feb 12, 2002)
Clusterball n'a pas pour ambition de détrôner les piliers du jeu online, mais il offre une expérience nouvelle à laquelle la plupart des joueurs pourraient bien devenir accro. Mieux vaut tout de même essayer ce titre au préalable pour éviter des mauvaises surprises, car le jeu comporte pas mal de petits défauts et son gameplay peu instinctif risque d'en rebuter plus d'un.
Svenska PC Gamer (Jun, 2001)
Överlag är svenska Clusterball ett godkänt spel. Jag skulle vilja knyta an till betygskriterierna som vi på PC Gamer har. På nivån 50-69% står det: “God underhållning i brist på bättre. Det är i alla fall bättre än att plugga, gymnastisera, äta eller hänga framför TV:n.” Stämmer alldeles utmärkt in på Clusterball, tycker jag.
GameStar (Germany) (Apr, 2001)
(Retail release) Das große Ärgernis sind aber die Computergegner: Mal spielen sie uneinholbar gut, mal schaffen sie nicht einen Punkt. So bleibt Clusterball Extrem ein harmloser Zeitvertreib für mehrere Spieler, alleine wird’s schnell öde.
The game has potential, with interesting weapons and bizarre arenas, hut the control is so god-awful that any redeeming quality in the game will be wasted on frustration. Just trying to get your ship through the goal is enough to make you quit, uninstall, and light the CD-ROM on fire. This game Is simply a poorly executed excuse for what might have been a good time.