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PowBall

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Publisher:
Category: Arcade
Year: 1997
More details: MobyGames
Game added by: MrFlibble
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DOSBox: Supported (show details)

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File File type File size
powb-gus.zip
executable: POWBAL.BAT
configured for DOSBox
Full version (installed)
MS-DOS
1,128 kB
(1.10 MB)
powfree.zip
includes installer
free release from 2000
Full version
MS-DOS
1,065 kB
(1.04 MB)
makepow.zip
level editor
Editor
MS-DOS
41 kB
(0.04 MB)
jmf100c.zip
levels by John M. Feeney
Extra
MS-DOS
34 kB
(0.03 MB)
jmf200.zip
levels by John M. Feeney
Extra
MS-DOS
40 kB
(0.04 MB)

Instruction/comment

For best music and sound quality, use Gravis Ultrasound emulation in DOSBox.

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  • Image by MrFlibble
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  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble

Description (by MrFlibble)

PowBall is a fast-paced arcade game for one or two players that combines intense Arkanoid/Breakout style action with vertical scrolling shooter segments.

The story takes place in the far future when a new valuable mineral is discovered which can be extracted from debris in space, and adventurous miners called Rockhoppers set out to collect as much as possible to make a fortune. The player is one such Rockhopper, and the process of breaking bricks represents the mining effort. The game offers a wide variety of bonuses and weapons that may be either collected during play, or purchased in shops between levels.

PowBall was originally sold as shareware, but on 5 July 2000 author Anthony P. Hamilton released the full version as freeware. A free Windows port is also available (please see the links section below).

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