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X Ball

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
x_ball_v213.sit (5.05 MB)
MD5: 6967abaaf8226d50833d398ab423c0e6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
x_ball_v26.sit (7.25 MB)
MD5: e6dfb7d65e49740d553fdf41d7861ab9
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X Ball is a funding-driven variant of Breakout. You begin with $1000 which slowly ticks down as you play. When your funding runs out the game is over, so the faster you beat the levels and the more money you collect the better. Powerups can be bought with your funding and stored for later use, make timing and powerup combinations a key aspect of gameplay. There are many other original ideas, including a powerup to place explosions, a powerup that makes your paddle magnetically attract balls, exploding bricks, falling bricks, and an army of enemies to get in your way.

Architecture: PPC (Carbonized)

Version 2.1.3 requires Mac OS 8.5 or later with CarbonLib installed.

Version 2.6 requires Mac OS X.

Many user-made levels created for version 1.x are bundled with version 2.1.3. These are not playable under version 2.6.


Only one level pack specifically made for version 2.x survives in the Wayback Machine: Natural Elements by Hans Haskell. If you have any of the 30+ others that were created, please upload them.