developer: Bitmap Brothers
publisher: Take 2 Interactive
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-2
game language: English
game release date for PS1:
Remake of Speedball 2, which was originally released in 1990 on several platforms available at that time. The game is a futuristic, brutal sport that combines elements of handball and ice hockey.
It's been a few years since the Speedball league closed down. Society is demanding games, so the authorities decide to return to the once proven concept. In this way Speedball 2100 starts, which is a tournament consisting of three leagues of two divisions each.
Bitmap Brothers remake brings some changes to the original concept. This time, the authors used 3D graphics to show the competitors' models in detail and to show the brutal struggles in the arenas in an even more caricatured way. They also decided to slow down the pace of play a bit. An element introduced in the 2100 version is also the option of modifying teams and players.
The gameplay itself resembles a combination of handball and ice hockey. Nine teams stand in front of each other, whose task is to push the ball into the opponent's goal. All grips are allowed, so the field fight is full of blows, breaks, injuries and abundantly bleeding members of both teams. In order to increase their chances of winning, players can use the power-ups found in the arena.
Speedball 2100 offers several fun modes. Loners can test their skills in the league, as well as a simple managerial module where they run the chosen squad, invest in equipment for players and make transfers, trying to save them in the annals of history. Remake also allows two players to compete on the same screen in a series of more or less twisted competitors.
Speedball 2100 is maintained in a specific, cyberpunk style, presenting the struggle in the title league in a humorous and macabre way. The title is brutal and is therefore not suitable for younger console owners.
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