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You are the Cannon Man and you have to shoot the bouncing ball. When you hit the ball it will fall apart in two or three smaller balls and If you hit those smaller balls, they will also fall apart into two or three smaller balls. And if you hit the smallest balls again they will disappear. The gameplay is straightforward, you can only move from left to right and can shoot straight up. Don't get hit by the bouncing balls!


Cannon Ball ZX Spectrum All a bit chaotic now
Cannon Ball ZX Spectrum Title screen
Cannon Ball ZX Spectrum The ball-overlap physics are very early-80s
Cannon Ball ZX Spectrum Dead

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  • "Cannon Balls" -- Alternate title
  • "Bubble Buster" -- Sinclair OEM release
  • "キャノンボール" -- Japanese spelling

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Hudson Soft would later refine this concept and release it as Pang and Buster Brothers on the arcade and multiple home and portable console systems.
Martin Smith (66801) added Cannon Ball (ZX Spectrum) on Aug 27, 2007
Other platforms contributed by OmegaPC777 (7502), Игги Друге (46434) and koffiepad (10535)