This game is an absurdly fun combination of football and an arcade shooter. Basically all you have to do is kick a ball into a star-shaped target. However, it's not as easy as it seems. Game controls work like computer golf. The first click of the mouse button generates a strength scale, and the second kicks the ball. You have to calculate the distance between the ball and the star before shooting. If you want to earn medals, you need to target well, wait for all the strength to gather, and only then kick the ball. Each level sets a higher score for achieving a medal. The first level takes 1,000 points, whereas on the sixth you need to earn about 5,000 points to receive the same medal. If you fail to win a medal, you start the level again. No matter how high the star is, you can still reach it. Floating cubes let you climb higher above the ground. Moreover, if you wait a long time, the stars start falling. Football fans will surely love Orbz.
What's new in version 2.1
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedAugust 20, 2004
Operating SystemsWindows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Orbz is an action/arcade game set in colorful 3D environments. The object of the game is to shoot your orb at targets located throughout 14 distinct courses in a race to score the most points. Gameplay contains both intense action and strategy in planning the best scoring shots. Power-ups, such as the Money Shot and Curse of the Goober, also are available to either give you a scoring advantage or to slow down your opponents. In Solo mode, the player completes a series of progressively more difficult challenges. Bronze, silver, and gold medals are awarded for scoring performance. The Online mode allows Orbz players to compete against each other over the Internet or on a local area network. Up to 10 players, including computer opponents called Botz, can compete at one time. A worldwide ranking system for both Solo and Online modes also is available for those who wish to compete for the best scores.