||(Win95/98/Me/XP) (Jewel Case) (BALLSOFSPJ)
ESRB Rating: Teen (Ages 13+) - Strong language, animated
blood and gore
Pinball on Steroids
More Tables! More Duke! More
Flip this -- the coolest, fastest, most innovative
quicksilver ball-basher in the known universe! Across five savage,
fully-animated tables, from the ricochet riot of Firestorm to the intense
overload of Duke Nukem, Balls of Steel delivers all the authentic gravitational
pyrotechnics of real pinball. View all the table at once or get close for some
whiplash scrolling action! Go gonzo with 5 ball multi-ball mayhem! Squash
scampering aliens to bloody oblivion! Hit rails, flippers, pops, sinkholes,
targets, magnetic flippers, ramps, the 'cyclotron' ball accelerator -- every
conceivable pinball feature in all its glory! It's authentic pinball action --
whiplash fast and finger-burning good! And hey, it it's good enough for
Duke...then it's good enough for you!
A super-secret experiment goes wrong. In the government's
hidden genetics lab a containment system fails, and the scientists find
themselves at the bottom of the food chain. In fact, the mutations have decided
to conduct a few experiments of their own.
Duke battles aliens and saves chicks in his table based on
the megahit 3D action shooter.
The dragon actually moves and breathes fire.
Buildings will catch on fire if you don't defuse the
Use the plasma cannon to explode alien attackers.
- 5 awesome tables to choose from
- 5 ball multi-ball mayhem
- Arcade mode lets you earn extra lives for scoring
- Ramps, rails, flippers, pops - every table feature is a
solid 3D object
- Choose between full table mode or close-up, in-your-face
action in scrolling mode
- Save and compare your scores to the world's best
- Full-on 4 layer action
- Every table has unique missions and scoring secrets
- Four unique playing modes quadruples the fun
- Animated dot panel video game sequences offer players
games within games
Pentium 100MHz (133MHz recommended), Windows 95/98/Me/XP
with DirectX 3.0 (or better), 16 MB RAM, 1 MB VESA compatible SVGA display
card, DirectX compatible sound card, 2x CD-ROM drive (or better), 70MB hard
disk space available.
Supports the Microsoft SideWinder game pad and
The Adrenaline Vault by David
"Balls of Steel is a scorchingly hot, highly addictive
pinball game that assaults the senses with terrific table graphics and
animations, and ear-shattering sound effects. More importantly, the tables are
remarkably playable, and have been infused with an extraordinary amount of
creativity, imagination, and (this is the best part) out-and-out fun!"
"From the theme of each table to the smallest
particulars, the overall feel of the game is perfect. Each table is a flawless
amalgam of animation, sounds, and flashing lights; the missions and submodes
propel players forward, urging them to play just one more game; and the nearly
impeccable ball physics lend credibility to the game as a semi-serious
simulation. Yet through it all, the game never fails to entertain and surprise,
and with five tables and a worldwide scoreboard to subjugate, players will be
pumping away for a long time."
That is The Adrenaline Vault's Reviewer's Choice Award you saw at
the top of the first page of this review. No matter that Balls of Steel
features two-dimensional, scrolling tables in a time of unmitigated,
three-dimensional realism. No matter that other titles have more strictly
adhered to simulating the actual mechanics of real-world pinball. Balls of
Steel brings outstanding art and animation, youthful enthusiasm, and consummate
gameplay to the table, and executes the concept with raging brilliance. Simply
put, I have never been injected with such a stimulating and addictive pinball
drug. And in case you are wondering, yes, there are strippers in the Duke Nukem
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