• Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Ah - I,Ball... I remember
it well... I had just left a college computer course and
started working in the local computer game store - which
at that time was my dream job. My parents were not
impressed at all, but I kept my head down at home and
impressed them by bringing home a wage. My first job was
unpacking new releases, and on this particular Monday
morning I sliced open the box with my Stanley Knife and
there in front of me was I,BALL. I didn't really know
what to make of it and so my manager suggested I loaded
it up for us to play during the day. During the day, not
only did we play the game to death, but also the
customers got their fare share of game time. We sold
every copy that came in that day and my manager ordered
another lot that afternoon.
If you've never play it,
I,Ball is a vertical, Shoot-Em-Up style game that also
requires you to collect items and power-ups as you go
through each level. With bold graphics, digitised speech
and a thumping Rob Hubbard soundtrack, you can't really
go wrong with a game that only set you back £1.99!
There is NO WAY you
can complete this level without a cheat!
The end of Level
Is THAT it?! Not even some cool Hubbard sonix?!
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I don't think I have ever complete this game without
cheating! (I have since created a crazy hack for this
game so that you can easily view the ending as well as
play with a whole host of other new in-game features.
Download it from
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have completed the final level (16), an extra
message appears that reads: "THAT WAS INCREDIBALL.
YOU HAVE COMPLETED IBALL."
- Vinny: Well,
it certainly was a great game to play but unfortunately,
as you can see above, the end sequence wasn't anything
to boast about (".) 1/10.
- Andrew Fisher:
It's a lot of fun, but losing your weapons when you die
(like so many games) makes it too difficult to progress
Having seen the single screen messages for rescuing the
balls after every fourth level, I kind of guessed the
ending would be similar. Disappointing.
- Gaz Spence:
Must admit that this is a little too hectic for my
tastes but the hi res graphics work well and it's
decently programmed. The ending is about all we've come
to expect from a budget game which is a shame.
- Brendan Phoenix:
Most memorable thing about I,Ball was pressing your
keyboard to generate the sound samples - great fun (for
a few minutes at least) more than can be said about
viewing this ending.
quick look at the screen above and then move on ...
to view more endings.