The most striking aspect of Ballblazer is the proto-3D visuals, displayed on a split-screen field. The gameplay is more or less like air hockey; two opponents square off, attempting to place a ball in each other’s goal. The field is viewed from a first-person perspective and the player is always facing either the ball or the opponent’s goal, avoiding disorienting situations. The players can fight for a loose ball, steal a ball from the opponent, or fire a shot at the ever-moving goals.
Ballblazer was inducted on April 22nd, 2009.
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