Ballblazer (C64 and Atari 8-Bit, 5 1/4" Disk) Epyx - 1985 USA, Canada Release

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Ballblazer
Packaging cover Ballblazer.
Product ID EPYXS0038
Platform(s) C64 and Atari 8-Bit
Packaging Retail Box
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1985
Publisher(s) Epyx
Category(s) Entertainment, Arcade
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

The year is 3097... you are the contestant in the fastest most competitive and by far the most popular sport in the universe.

You and your opponent are strapped into Rotofoils, hovercraft-like vehicles that skim the surface of the playfield at speeds of up to 50 meters a second. Your objective is simple, score the most points during the timed competition. Your task, however, is a bit more complex.

At the speed your travelling, firing the Plasmorb (ball in Earth language) through your opponent's goal takes more than just skill and timing. Do you want to take an Over-The-Horizon Shot worth 3 points or get within sight of the goal for a two point attempt? Your safest bet is to push it through, but this takes up precious time and is only worth one point. Think fast, because this is a two-player game and your opponent is making the same decisions... or is he?

Ballblazer... finally the type of two-player head-to-head competition you've been waiting for.

  • First-person perspective for both players.
  • Realistic three-dimensional depth perception.
  • Three playing modes: Regulation Game, Practice Mode and Spectator Mode.
  • Joystick controlled.
  • Two player simultaneous play.

System Requirements

Atari 8-Bit
Required RAM 48K
Requires Joystick Yes
C64
Required RAM 64K
Requires Joystick Yes

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Retail Box cover Ballblazer. Retail Box back Ballblazer.

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