Speedball (PC, 5 1/4" Disk) Spotlight Software - 1989 USA, Canada Release

From Eli's Software Encyclopedia
Packaging cover Speedball.
Product ID 30915-30308
Product UPC 030915303088
Platform(s) PC
Packaging Retail Box
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1989
Publisher(s) Cinemaware
Label Spotlight
Category(s) Entertainment, Arcade
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Speedball... The sport of the future! Faster than hockey, meaner than wrestling. Speedball is the action sport of the 21st century. Wearing spiked armor bodywear, helmet and gloves, you'll go face-to-face with some of the ugliest, meanest goons in the world!

Speedball is a total free-for-all- as you dodge neck-braking tackles and bone-crushing body slams to pass a solid steel ball towards your opponents goal. Whip the ball past an unsuspecting goalie or ricochet it off the metal walls to score points. With tenacious defense and timely tackling you'll steal the ball and send your opponent reeling to defeat! Hammer your foe enough times and he'll cry for mercy.

Build a team that's unbeatable! Choose from one of three franchises and develop your team from the ground up. Collect power-up tokens during gameplay. Use them to improve your team's stamina, power, and skill levels, or buy off the competition- a few coins sent in the right direction transforms tough guys into sissies. You can even bribe the officials- this is no-holds barred competition!

Compete in league play. Speedball features a complete league system, with 11 teams vying for championship honors. You select the duration of the playing season and the computer creates the schedule. Each game pits you against teams with unique skills, strengths and weaknesses. After each game, the computer analyzes the game results and keeps statistics for each team.

  • Play against the computer, a friend, or watch as two computer teams go head-to-head.
  • Create a league schedule and compete against 11 unique computer teams for the world title.
  • Receive concise computer statistics on each game played.
  • Many strategic options are available- even cheating!

System Requirements

Required CPU XT 8088/8086
Required RAM 256K
Recommend RAM 384K
Supports Joystick Yes
Supported Video CGA
Hercules Monochrome

Box Scans

Retail Box cover Speedball. Retail Box back Speedball.



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