The Games That Time Forgot – Ballistix, TurboGrafx-16

Ballistix-coverToday we look at a game that was  in some ways ahead of its time as it was compared to a more futuristic version of Pinball. At the end of the eighties, Ballistix was released on the TurboGrafx-16, it was created by Martin Edmonson and was developed by Reflections Interactive.

The game was based on the idea of a futuristic sport where you have to direct a puck to the goal by shooting lots of small balls at it to move it. The balls fly out of the icon that your mouse cursor controls and these is what makes the game as unique as it is.

There are a whopping 130 levels for the player to complete in the game and they all range in difficulty, starting easier and then gradually getting a lot harder. In each level, the player has to score three goals to pass it.

The game received a lot of positive reviews due to the fact that the graphics and the sound were very good and received ratings of 73% and even 9/10. Some criticised it for the fact that levels did not seem that creative/

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