In the dark future the new brutal sports game will be invented - Killerball - a blend of American Football, Roller-Skating, and Pinball. The three leagues (Elite, Major and Minor) will differ by the level of brutality. The action takes place in a circular rink. Each team of five players should put the iron ball in the small hole of the opposite team to make a score, and do not allow the players of another team to make the same. Each team player has health indicator, which will decrease during the game, because the only way to take the ball is to knock down the opponent in any brutal way. Each match during the season has time limit, but it may be finished also if all the players of any team will be unconscious and at least one ball will be put in the hole.
The game has a training mode, where you may play a single match with a computer or another human player, and tournament mode, where eight teams controlled either by computer or human players will fight for the victory. Tournament progress may be saved and restored.
Decent action sports game - futuristic and brutal, comparable with Speedball 2, although miles away from its quality and fun. Instead of a square playing field, Killerball plays in a round arena. It is a rather violent game, as the only way to get the ball is to knock the player holding it to the ground. You can play either a computer or a friend and take part in any of three leagues. The graphics and animation are marvellous, as is the tune, but playing against the computer is very frustrating indeed as it's very difficult to score goals, and of course the computer gets it right every time. The game also crashes whenever one of your opponents grabs you and throws you into the air, which is also very irritating.
If you like futuristic football games, check this one out. Don't expect it to rival Bitmap Brothers' classic in playability and fun though. The lack of long-term career play is also crippling, but the focus on action over tactical planning may make the game appeal to arcade fans. In short, Killerball might be considered an original game if there were no other futuristic sports games on the market. But with Bitmap Brothers' Speedball and Rainbow Arts' M.U.D.S. setting high standards, Killerball just can't compete. Fun for an hour or two, nothing more.
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