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Battlesport -- Studio 3DO

Hoversleds, weapons, the roar of the crowd... it's arena combat in the future and your in the spotlight. Studio 3DO presents Battlesport for play on the 3DO.

Ferrari Man
Remember Space Football on the SNES? Add a snazzy intro-animation, and a little bit cleaner graphics, and you have Battle Sport. If you don't recall Space Football a quick history lesson would remind you that it's a "high speed game of grab the ball and throw it in a receptacle more than your one opponent." Not to in-depth a plot line... However, the game is fun for a bit -- and a nice mindless outlet for the weary. I wouldn't go out of my way to play this title, but it is fun.

While I normally love Ballblazer clones, this one doesn't quite live up to the game it mimics. Gameplay is too slow and when you actually do get moving, the graphics seemed slightly jumpy to me. I thought the play control felt sluggish, although the collision counter seemed quite accurate, but the overall excitement value was pretty low. I suppose if you've only played games like Space Football on the SNES, you might get a kick out of this title... but for me the game was just missing something. I'm still not quite sure what it was missing though... maybe it was the fact that the arenas were so small. Definitely a game to rent first before buying.

>>>>> 27.5/50 <<<<< Ferrari Man R.I.P.
Graphics 3.5 3.0
Sound 2.5 3.0
Gameplay/Control 3.5 2.5
Longevity/Playability 2.0 2.0
Overall 3.0 2.5
Total 14.5 13.0