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Saturday, November 03, 2007


In Retrospec's Wizball remake, players have to shoot at enemies to collect red, green and blue paint. Grab green pearls to trade for firepower upgrades, acquire complete control over the main character's movements and also to summon Catellite. Hold down the fire button to guide Cat around the landscape, as paint droplets can only be collected by your spherical companion.

The config.txt file can be edited to enable full screen mode.

Name: Wizball
Developer: Retrospec
Category: Arcade
Type: Freeware
Size: 24MB
Gameplay video: Watch now
10 Comments:
Anonymous Anonymous said at 11/03/2007 06:27:00 PM:  
Well that's odd. The game displays that intro graphic but there's no menu. I thought it was loading at first. Music still plays so it's not just a plain old freeze.
Shame 'cuz I liked Wizball too!
Anonymous Kon-Tiki said at 11/03/2007 07:07:00 PM:  
This can be REALLY tough in the beginning, but man alive, is this addictive!
Blogger Alec said at 11/04/2007 01:01:00 AM:  
Heavens to Betsy!

Double-G does it again.
Blogger gnome said at 11/04/2007 04:32:00 AM:  
Amazing... that's actually comparable to Sensible's original. Lovely.
Blogger Graham Goring said at 11/04/2007 04:44:00 AM:  
Anon - open the congif.txt and changed windowed from TRUE to FALSE and that should solve the issue. It appears a few people have had this problem. You can also try this replacement .exe - www.drderekdoctors.com/wizballd.rar
Blogger Terry said at 11/04/2007 04:51:00 AM:  
Oh, BTW Graham, highscores don't work - I just get placed in the Exelon DX scoreboard!
Blogger Graham Goring said at 11/04/2007 05:59:00 AM:  
Terry, yuss. I know. I made a boo-boo there. :P Will be fixing as soon as I can.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 11/04/2007 06:07:00 AM:  
Cheers Graham. Works like a charm now, a very fun game and a worthy remake.
Anonymous Kon-Tiki said at 11/04/2007 06:48:00 AM:  
Is it just me, or do the paintblobs at the wells level shoot at you? That was quite a surprise =P
Blogger Graham Goring said at 11/04/2007 06:55:00 AM:  
From level 4 onwards there is a random chance that the waves of paintballs will shoot at you (it gets more and more common) and also you don't get any starting waves of molecules from then on, either. It's amazing how different it is to the Speccy version...

Btw, new .exe files on the retrospec website which will cure the hiscore issue (they go into the wrong table atm) and also a replacement debug .exe which should allow people to run it windowed who had a problem before.