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  • Date Added:
    Aug. 13, 2010
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    Free to try (Level save/test disabled); €15.00 to buy
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Editors' Review

This Breakout clone does little to enhance the gameplay of the classic, making it difficult for us to recommend. The installation flies by and the game launches on your desktop in a matter of seconds. However, once you start playing ManiacBall, you quickly realize that the installation is the only thing that goes fast. There are no special features in the game--no common extras such as penetrating balls or fireballs, paddle extenders or shorteners, or any other bonuses we could find. The only difference between ManiacBall and its many competitors is the existence of two paddles. You simultaneously need to control one that moves horizontally and one that moves vertically. The rules are the same as classic Breakout, but the ball moves so slowly that it takes all your patience to wait until it finally hits a block or your paddle. Due to this major drawback the game becomes boring and extremely long, which in no way enhances or develops on the all-time classic. If you're a fan of Breakout or a game fan in general, you might download this to try the dual-paddle feature, but you'll quickly exit the program in search of a faster and more exciting breakout game.
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5 stars

"the download-com review sucks"

August 04, 2008  |  By bernd1978

2008-08-04 13:24:00  |  By bernd1978

 |  Version: ManiacBall 1.16


there are a lot of extras in this game, not only larger paddles but double ball, extra life, level warp, laser guns and much more. did you really review this game and not find the extras? how lame...

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5 stars

"great Arkanoid clone"

November 27, 2003

2003-11-27 12:52:18

 |  Version: ManiacBall 1.16


new ideas but close to the original and with excellent gameplay

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.17
Version 1.17 fixes problem with write access to ManiacBall-directory.
Publisher Diamond Productions
Publisher web site
Release Date August 13, 2010
Date Added August 13, 2010
Version 1.17
Category Games
Subcategory Arcade Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements DirectX 5.0 drivers
Download Information
File Size 5.25MB
File Name mbSetup.exe
Total Downloads 6,012
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free to try
Limitations Level save/test disabled
Price $15

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