ZauberBall - A new Halloween interpretation of the well-known C64 game Wizball for the Atari XL/XE

I'm sure many of you remember the 1987 game 'Wizball': A game which was coded by Jon Hare and Chris Yates (Sensible Software legends), with music by Peter Clarke, and Martin Galway(C64 version) for the C64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga and Atari ST. Well if you do remember it and want some great Wizz news, then you'll be pleased to know that we have been informed by an Anonymous post on the website, that Olivier Cyranka has released the Wizball Halloween themed inspiration of ZauberBall for the Atari XL/XE!

Here is what the creator says about this very enjoyable looking game for the Atari XL/XE. "Zauberball is a reinterpretation of the game Wizball, known from the C64, with new gameplay, graphical and acoustic elements, such as new background graphics, additional parallax effects, many extra colors of the Atari palette, countless moving objects and enemy sprites. Filters and alternative POKEY clock rates were used for the sound effects, which makes the sound effects sound more transparent. Compared to the original version of Wizball, the game flow of Zauberball was slightly revised to allow for an easier start difficulty level. I think that the game is not a copy of the original, but rather is an independent variant with its own charms".

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  1. great game - very colourful and great audio too! win win!

  2. Bit rough round the edges, but whats the deal with almost no enemies and continual colour droplets?

  3. A nice video explaining game play is available in here:


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