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Speedball 2100 PS1

A cyberpunk style sports game that tells the story of a fictional sport that combines handball and ice hockey. The production is a remake of a hit published in the early nineties of the twentieth century.

Sports | cyberpunk | science fiction | extreme sports

Sony PlayStation 1
Speedball 2100 cover

developer: Bitmap Brothers

publisher: Take 2 Interactive

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-2

English language game language: English

game release date for PS1:

29September2000

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.

Story

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.

Mechanics

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.

Game modes

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.

Technical issues

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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Age Rating

age requirements: 16+

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