An Apple-approved press release today outlined Speedball 2 Evolution, the classic game revamp that has been available on the App Store for a few days already. The futuristic sports game proves its appeal retaining all the hallmarks of the original Amiga release, with fresh, new content.
“This great game just got a whole lot better,” says Jon Hare, the games creative director and CEO of Tower Studios. “The Bitmap Brothers classic is now available to a whole new generation of gamers. Retaining its intuitive, quick to learn brutal playability, the gameplay is as fresh and impressive today as ever. With all-new teams and competitions, plus multiplayer mode and a 10-season career mode, Speedball 2 is also deeper than ever before.”
With quick-play, league and cup tournaments, players can enjoy a quick game or a more structured competition – but it is the comprehensive career mode, including the new Speedball Champions League, which offers hour upon hour of attention-grabbing entertainment.
Speedball 2 Evolution offers two alternative control systems: a classic, soft joypad, which replicates the controls of the early computer versions, and a new, innovative tilt-to-move option, in which team-mates can be manipulated simply by tilting iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Other enhancements include brand new visuals, local multiplayer competitions across Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, Game Center integration, and a host of gameplay tweaks designed to deliver the perfect Speedball experience.
Features of Speedball 2 Evolution include:
- 336 Individual players
- 22 achievements
- 20 Power-ups and pick-ups
- 16 Classic Speedball teams
- 12 New Intergalactic teams
- 10 Season career mode
- 10 Single player game modes
- 6 Arenas on four different planets
- Player transfer market and upgrades
- Extensive tutorial for rookies
- Multiplayer mode
- HD Graphics on iPad
- Retina Display on iPhone4
- Game Center support
Loved this game on (I think it was) the Master System.