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Microball (1988) (BBC/Electron, Cassette) United Kingdom
Publisher: Alternative
Altered Vision | Alternative | Alto-Tech

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: BBC Model B, BBC Model B+, BBC Master 128, Acorn Electron

Release: Professionally released On Cassette (Side 1


Available For:
Amstrad CPC464, BBC/Electron, Commodore 64/128, Spectrum 48K & ZX Vega

Compatible Emulators: BeebEm (PC (Windows))
Model B Emulator (PC (Windows))
Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))

How To Play

A small but perfectly formed pinball table simulation.

Game Information

Original Release Date: 17th Jan 1988
Original Release Price: £1.99
Market Valuation: £3.64 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): Steve Evans  

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What They Said

"This would easily sell on merit as a full price game and, as a budget release, is an essential purchase." (Read Full Review)
... A&B Computing
"Despite the high luck element involved in a game, it doesn't have a high frustration factor, which is no mean feat." (Read Full Review)
... Electron User Group
"It's a pity that a high score table wasn't included, but that apart, Microball represents good value for money." (Read Full Review)
... The Micro User

Reviewed in the annual Models Games Guides: Acorn Electron.

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A digital version of Microball suitable for BeebEm (PC (Windows)), PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS)), Model B Emulator (PC (Windows)), Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))
A digital version of Microball suitable for BeebEm (PC (Windows)), PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS)), Model B Emulator (PC (Windows)), Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))



With all the features, speed and nerve shattering excitement of the original, this superb new arcade pinball game is destined to become an all-time great. Five balls per game.

Getting Started

Press P to start the game. Pressing P more than once will allow 2, 3 or 4 player games.

Achieving Bonuses

Hitting various targets on the pintable will increase the bonus and hitting all five drop targets on the left of the table will advance the bonus multiplier. If the bonus multiplier is on '5x' and all five drop targets are hit, then an extra ball will be awarded. Other bonuses include:

Lighting A B C scores 5,000. The right flipper rotates the A B C lights.

Lighting A B C or hitting the centre drop targets advances the bonus.

Landing on a saucer trap advances the bonus, but if the bonus already stands at 20,000, then the bonus, including the multiplier, will be collected.

Lighting 100 causes the bumpers to score 100 instead of 10 when hit. Extra balls can be obtained at 250,000, 480,000 and 720,000.

Only one extra ball, per ball, is allowed. The ball is returned if it is lost without scoring.

Playing Hints

Try to advance the bonus multiplier. 5x bonus is better than 1x. If you manage to advance the bonus to 20,000, go for the saucer traps to collect the bonus. Make good use of the rotating A B C lights.

Game Controls

SHIFT - Left Flipper, COPY - Right Flipper, SPACE - Pull Plunger
P - Start Game, CTRL - Tilt, R - Reset Game

Microball is Item ID 252 in our database. Last modified on Wednesday 3rd June 2020 at 01:09:29 PM.

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