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SpaceBalls

By MarVenSoft Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Though it's an interesting, arcade-style space shooter, Space Balls' graphical and gameplay drawbacks keep it from earning our full support. After launching the application, you get an options screen that lets you change the game's difficulty level, increase the number of rockets and shields, and switch the music on or off. The object of the game is to destroy flying balls with your rocketship, but our tests revealed that this deceptively simple mission is a frustrating chore. First of all, we couldn't tell if the spaceship was flying or idling. Also, the vessel moves extremely slowly, making it easier for incoming balls to annihilate it. Worse still, you have to strain to see your own shots, which makes it tough to hit the balls. Incoming shots from alien vessels are likewise too small for you to adeptly dodge them. We think Space Balls has potential but needs a major overhaul before it will entertain most folks.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1

General

Release November 8, 2008
Date Added December 20, 2004
Version 1.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, DirectX 7.0 drivers

Popularity

Total Downloads 3,328
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Space Balls is a simple, old-fashioned, arcade space shooter--the kind of game in which you can shoot your thumb off or crack your spacebar. The goal is to blast away as many balls as possible, or avoid them, using your keyboard or joypad/joystick. Some settings can be altered to make the game easier or harder to play. Version 1.1 features a small change in the gameplay and some bug fixes.