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Romset and name:
balcube Bal Cube
Short name:
Bal Cube
Manufacturer:
Metro
Year:
Genre:
Ball & Paddle
Category:
Ball & Paddle / Breakout
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 concurrents)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Average user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
320x224@58.2328 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68000
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Speaker, YMF278B OPL4
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.37b11 (0.47) released on jan-17 2001
Last release:
Mame 0.244 released on may-25 2022
Clone of:
-
Bios:
Not required
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Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 26 years ago:

    Bal Cube © 1996 Metro.

    This is an "Arkanoid"-type game with a few twists. Instead of controlling a paddle, you control the ball itself by altering its momentum using the joystick. Various blocks (squares, triangles, and special blocks containing powerups) advance down from the top of the screen. The player dies when the ball goes down through a hole in the bottom of the screen, or if the blocks reach the bottom of the screen. When you die, you start over at the beginning of the level. Although the game has a ball and paddle look and feel, puzzle elements come into play later in the game.

    TECHNICAL
    Main CPU: Motorola 68000 (@ 16 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: YMF278B (@ 33.8688 Mhz)

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 1

    TRIVIA
    Bal Cube was released in July 1996.

    Mark Spaeth of Cambridge, Massachusetts, holds the official record for this game with 185,750 points on June 2, 2002.

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=173&o=2
    Informations provided by © Alexis Bousiges
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    NOTICE: The short version was discontinued in November 2019
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