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Revision as of 13:37, 15 September 2010

Wizball - C64 - EU.jpg
Platform: Commodore 64
Year: 1987
Developer: Sensible Software

Wizball is a very popular Commodore 64 game in which you control a wizard who has turned himself into a green bouncing ball. You must collect drops of color in order to paint the gray world. Sound strange? Yeah, it is. Thematically, it's a scrolling shooter, but it takes a lot to get used to. Bouncing around is very difficult at first, because you can only control the spin of the ball. However, as you kill off enemies and collect green orbs you'll be able to get power-ups that will make it easier to control your ball and fight your enemies.

The game has a pretty neat foundation, however it becomes really repetitive as you progress. After about ten minutes of play you've pretty much seen everything there is to see in the game, and you just continue the same steps over and over again for about an hour to beat the game.




Wizball's music is very well known in the Commodore 64 community. Martin Galway did an excellent job with this game. Some of tracks are fanfares, and a couple of them are pretty repetitive, but one of the best tunes to come out of the SID chip it the Title music. Ever heard an electric guitar solo on a chip from 1983? Well this is it. Martin Galway released some of the Wizball tracks on his album, Project Galway. The files with an asterisk (*) after their name use the album's title. The other tracks are named after the parts in the game they can be heard at.









01 Title Martin Galway Martin Galway 3:37 3.1 MB
02 Get Ready! Martin Galway Martin Galway 0:05 69 KB
03 Enemy Approaching Martin Galway Martin Galway 0:05 35 KB
04 Colour Completed Martin Galway Martin Galway 0:02 37 KB
05 Bonus Level 1 Martin Galway Martin Galway 2:08 1.3 MB
06 Bonus Level 2 Martin Galway Martin Galway 3:04 1.4 MB
07 Emptying Colours Martin Galway Martin Galway 0:39 385 KB
08 Game Over Martin Galway Martin Galway 0:05 90 KB
09 High Score Martin Galway Martin Galway 2:20 1.9 MB


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