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[In-game screen]
Full titleWizball
Also known asWizzball
Year of release1987
PublisherOcean Software Ltd (UK)
Re-released byEDOS (UK)
Erbe Software S.A. (Spain)
IBSA (Spain)
The Hit Squad (UK)
Author(s)Sensible Software (Paul Owens, Mark R. Jones, Peter Clarke), Steven L. Watson
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2 (left), Interface 2 (right), Redefineable keys
TypeArcade: Action
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£7.95
Budget price£2.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on side A of the compilation Dixons Premier Collection for Your +3 (Dixons)
Appeared on tape 1, side A of the compilation Magnificent Seven, The (Ocean Software Ltd)
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
RemarksSteve Watson was originally set to write this game, but apparantly left without a trace before the game was finished.
Mark: "He just didn't turn up one morning. Paul Owens had to go through his code and finish it off."
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64
Score 8.11 (52 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
Wizball.tzx.zip31,384(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release50131560111601987SpeedLock 4
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator Wizball.tap.zip34,568((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1987
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator Wizball(EDOS).tzx.zip31,469(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release1989None
Wizball(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip31,175(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-19693-19871987SpeedLock 4
Wizball(IBSA).tzx.zip32,146(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseSLS110M-19693-19871987SpeedLock 4
Wizball(TheHitSquad).tzx.zip31,553(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseAC0450131564104751989SpeedLock 4

Additional material
Wizball.gif7,747(Loading screen)
Wizball.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Wizball.gif2,500(In-game screen)
Wizball.txt3,139(English instructions)
Wizball(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).pdf14,088(Spanish instructions)
Wizball.jpg194,609(Game map)
Wizball_2.jpg629,244(Game map)
Wizball_3.jpg90,396(Game map)
Wizball_4.png115,836(Game map)
Wizball.jpg123,215(Cassette inlay)
Wizball(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg113,162(Re-release cassette inlay)
Wizball(IBSA).jpg137,806(Re-release cassette inlay)
Wizball(TheHitSquad).jpg152,771(Re-release cassette inlay)
Wizball/-(Historical development graphics)
Wizball_Graphics-Lair1.jpg59,133(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Map-End.jpg29,177(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Map-Page01.jpg38,636(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Map-Page02.jpg44,902(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Map-Page03.jpg29,790(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Map-Page04.jpg58,999(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Map-Page05.jpg30,623(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Map-Page06.jpg61,139(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Map-Page07.jpg51,143(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Map-Page08.jpg30,588(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Map-Page09.jpg36,227(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Map-Page10.jpg50,850(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Map-Page11.jpg18,896(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Map-Page12.jpg53,610(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Map-Page13.jpg29,681(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Map-Page14.jpg62,284(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Map-Page15.jpg52,104(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Map-Page16.jpg60,910(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Map-Page17.jpg25,432(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-MapCover.jpg85,753(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Misc1.jpg91,715(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Misc2.jpg69,346(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Misc3.jpg80,891(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Misc4.jpg70,642(Game additional material)
Wizball_Graphics-Misc5.jpg44,282(Game additional material)
Wizball_LetterFromSensibleSoftware.jpg144,050(Letter from Sensible Software)
Wizball_LetterFromSensibleSoftwareToGaryBracey.jpg149,998(Letter from Sensible Software)
Wizball_LoadingScreen/-(Historical loading screen development files)
Wizball_OriginalArtwork.jpg70,911(Original artwork)
Wizball_SpriteList1.jpg297,760(Game additional material)
Wizball_SpriteList2.jpg253,309(Game additional material)
Wizball.ay.zip5,178(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)
Wizball.mp3.zip249,872(Sampled in-game and theme music in MP3 format)

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