Copyright/Publisher: Domark/Tengen, Programming By: Chris West, Graphics By: Tony West,
Music By: Teque, Release Year: 1990, Genre: Weird Sports, Number Of Players: 1 or 2
This is a version of American football played with robots, tanks and other armoured things.
It's futuristic, you see.
Before you play it'll help if you know something about American football. To me, it's just
22 well-padded men shouting things like, "24-27-31, hup hup!" then running head-long into each
other with bone-pulverising force. Jolly good fun to watch, sure, but more confusing than trying
to put your dad's compact disk player back together.
Luckily, ignorace doesn't spoil Cyberball. You soon learn how to try different approaches, and
the rules are pretty easy to pick up. What you get, then, are loads of armoured men and machines
smashing into each other a lot, while you control the guy who's got to get past all this carnage
to score. And pretty good fun it is, too.
The best thing is the two-player mode. Here yuo can gleefully destroy your friend's team
with massive hardware displays. Barry was not happy, I can tell you!
Cyberball is fast and smooth with pretty good graphics. The only is, once you get good at it,
it's quite easy to beat the computer. A friend is an essential accessory.