Speedball 2 Evolution updates one of the best-loved videogames of all time and it will be available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Our younger readers may never have heard of Speedball 2, so pay attention. Speedball is a futuristic sports game based loosely on American football but the games are held in an enclosed arena and the ball is metal. Teams win by scoring the most points which are achieved by throwing the ball into the goal. Easy? Not really as anything goes and you can actually injure the opposition during the match and you get awarded for this too. Let’s watch that launch trailer and if you keep scrolling down after watching you will see some awesome screenshots too.
The game offers two alternative control systems: a classic, soft joypad, which replicates the controls of the early computer versions, and a new, innovative tilt-to-move option, in which team-mates can be manipulated simply by moving the device, meaning the whole screen can be seen at all times on the iPhone.
Other enhancements include brand new visuals designed specifically to showcase the iOS devices, local multiplayer competitions across Bluetooth and Wi-fi, and a host of gameplay tweaks designed to deliver the perfect Speedball experience.
“Fans who have been yearning for a modern incarnation of Speedball have only a week longer to wait,” says Jon Hare, the game’s creative director. “But as well as allowing the millions of existing fans to welcome home an old friend, we will also be introducing Speedball to a whole new generation. The game remains as playable as the day it was first launched – and with this being the definitive version for many, many years, we hope it proves itself to be the most popular.”
Speedball 2 Evolution will be available worldwide in the App Store on February 24th 2011.
Speedball 2 Evolution features:
- 336 Individual players
- 22 achievements
- 20 Power-ups and pick-ups
- 16 Classic Speedball teams
- 12 New Intergalactic teams
- 10 Season career mode
- 10 Single player game modes
- 6 Arenas on four different planets
- Player transfer market and upgrades
- Extensive tutorial for rookies
- Multiplayer mode
- Game Center support
- That classic retro feel