This is a remake of the game Bolo for Atari ST. It is a Breakout variant with a twist: Your paddle is not restricted to the bottom of the screen -- it can move all around the screen. Your goal is still to destroy all the blocks on the game field.
There are a lot of gimmicks in the 50 levels: lack of gravity, ice levels with slippery controls or various paddle forms. Sometimes a rubber band is used to tie the ball to the paddle, to a block or even combinations of the two. Even the blocks offer a big variety of effects: magnetising the ball, teleport the ball, obscuring the game field or the summoning of killer paddles are just a few of them.
You can only save one game which gets deleted if you load it. Every level has a illustrated background. When scoring a highscore of 50,000 points or more you get access to a training mode where you can choose the levels directly.
Bolo is an excellent redesign of the classic Atari game by the same name. Billed as "a high resolution fantasy action adventure," Bolo is actually a fun action-oriented platformer similar to Bubble Ghost with some puzzle elements. Designed by the maker of Oxyd, Bolo includes many elements fans of that series will be familiar with, including an accurate physics model that underly many objects in the game (e.g. rubber bands, springs, magnets, and gravity) and sharp SVGA cartoon graphics. The game casts you as a cartoon hero who must venture into the castle of the Megaghost to vanquish evil. Over 50 levels, 52 different game elements, and a superb soundtrack round off this greatly underrated game that was more successful on the Mac than on PC.
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