Speedball 2 Evolution features 10 different game modes and challenges, players can enjoy quick games and full competitions including many preset and customizable League and Cup tournaments. Classic Speedball teams such as Brutal Deluxe and Super Nashwan feature, alongside new intergalactic teams from different Speedball playing planets, each with their own stadium. In Career mode the player enters his own customizable, upgradable Speedball team into the intergalactic league system, with the ultimate prize of winning the Speedball Champions League.
This includes a full player transfer market with upgradable and transferable players. Speedball 2 Evolution offers the player the full sports gaming experience associated with many popular real world sporting titles. This item has been sublicensed to you by Sony Computer Entertainment America.
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All in all, fun if you want a quick taste on Steam of what Speedball 2 was like, but fails completely as a modernisation and even detracts from some of the cool features of the original. The original Speedball 2 was a crazy, energetic, frenetic challenge.
I remember getting blisters and bruises on my hands, sweat pouring down The original Speedball 2 was a crazy, energetic, frenetic challenge. I remember getting blisters and bruises on my hands, sweat pouring down my chest and screaming so hard my throat hurt. That was almost 30 years ago. How sad that something of the present day fails so miserably to revive the gameplay. The flow, speed and physics of the original game has not been recreated.
It feels like a cheap flash version you'd play for 10 minutes in your lunch break. The curve ball that was such a perfect reflection of your joystick movements back in the day has been replaced by an inexplicable punt that bears no resemblance to anything you do with your controller.
Simply tackle the easily-tackled opposing line to get knockdowns. Who needs goals? It should be called 'Punchball 2' I can't even say the 'HD' aspect of the name lives up to scruting. HD of what? So much of the game seems like badly airbrushed clones of the original graphics. Even the sound is cheap and repetitive; so repetitive and chuggy you may as well play with the sound turned off.
So anything new, or better? Much more to unlock, more teams, more competitions and more players to buy. Oh how I enjoyed spending my hard-earned cash on star players, but in this version Star players such as Quaid and Jensen have been crudely remodelled as your starting players with names like Barry and Robin.
When you do get to buy a star player he looks as crude and vulgar as the rookie you replaced on the transfer. Worse still, many of the players predominantly male are given girls' names such as Alice or Aphrodite. In fact the allocation of names to other players is so lame it's obvious there was no thought put into it at all. For example, you can face an entire team named after Greek gods. Another team will have no such consistency, but you can pick up on the lazy train of thought of the developer who churned out the names when you see the roster: John, Paul, George, Ringo, Sebastian, Bach, etc.
It's cheap, but it's not cheerful. Even for the seven quid I departed with in hope of a good Speedball experience I feel like I've been ripped off. As for the developers, why did they even bother? A good remake will make the user want to play the old game again, for nostalgia's sake.
Unfortunately the same can be said for a bad remake. Once you play Speedball 2 HD for an hour, you'll never want to touch it again. For the same price as Speedball 2 HD you can purchase the "value" version of Amiga Forever , which will allow you to emulate the original Speedball and many other classic titles with ease. I loved the original game and was so excited when I saw this was released I didn't research it, big mistake. This is a horrible port of the I loved the original game and was so excited when I saw this was released I didn't research it, big mistake.
You don't fool anybody. This has the looks and playability of a cheap mobile knock off. They even forgot to change the "Evolution" logo on some of the stadium graphics. That is the general lack of attention to detail you can expect in this game. Graphics: Absolutely terrible. Old sprites redrawn by somebody with very limited artistic talent.
Appart from being in a higher resolution the graphics are a step down on every level. The animation feels really bad with slowed down gameplay and low FPS more on that later Sound: Also worse than the original. They got rid of the great intro music, replaced it with a very generic sounding mod tune that gets grating after 10 seconds and there is still no in game music.
Also seems like there are actually less sound effects than the original. Playability: How could they possibly mess this up? Well easy, halve the frame rate, now locked at 29FPS and the game seems to run at half speed as well. The AI seems weaker than it was in the original so the computer is a complete walkover. Winning with is rule rather than exception. Also no online multiplayer is inexcusable, that would be the main reason for people to buy a remake.
Presentation: Menu's are unintuitive and looked more polished in the original. The intro "animation" is just one very badly drawn player scaled and rotated to give the illusion of a team, and those are then moved about the screen a bit to give the illusion of an animation.
Just don't bother if this is the effort you are going to put into it because it WILL show. And to top it all off there are TONS of bugs. The crash to desktop bug at launch that many people experienced was fixed, but I wonder if they will ever get round to fixing any of the awful in game bugs that cause crashes, save file corruption and a loss of sanity. Biggest insult to anyone with half a brain. How the hell can a few sprites cause my system to render below 30fps?
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In , PC Gamer declared it the 40th-best computer game ever released, and the editors called it "still one of the funnest sports games out there". Various remakes of Speedball 2 have been released. Speedball , released only for the PlayStation , is a 3D version of Speedball 2 with more options such as choosing and renaming any team, instead of having to play with Brutal Deluxe. This version, released in September , failed to win over gamers and press because it lacked the speed and gameplay of the originals.
It was eventually delisted from Xbox Live Arcade, but people who have already downloaded it are still able to play it. The game features multiplayer support and achievements via Game Center. It was developed by Vivid Games and directed by Jon Hare. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Main article: Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe video game.
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The sport becomes quite popular, but it is also [Xbox Live Arcade] In the year , rival gangs form an ultra-violent streetsports league called Speedball to settle their deadly disputes. The sport becomes quite popular, but it is also extremely dangerous.
Ten years later, Speedball becomes the national sport with sponsors, professional teams, and insanely brutal action. Play the fast-paced and utterly brutal game with its classic 2-D graphics, or go full on with the new super-enhanced high definition 3-D visuals. The game features 32 teams, 4 leagues, cup and knockout competitions, team enhancements, management and training options, and Ranked Preset or Ranked Career games.
Critic Reviews. Score distribution:. Positive: 5 out of Mixed: 9 out of Negative: 3 out of Console Monster. If you liked the original, Speedball 2 will not fail to fulfil your expectations. All this publication's reviews Read full review. In most ways that matter, this is a fine conversion of an enduring classic, and is exactly the sort of game that makes Xbox Live Arcade one of the most exciting gaming platforms around. Gaming Nexus. A fun little game that will probably do a better job in stirring nostalgia in those who were playing it 16 years ago rather than drawing in any new players.
This game may or may not have been popular and revolutionary when it came out, but by today's standards it's just plain boring. MS Xbox World. If you take away all the bad things in this version, and you are still left with the same game as the original.
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