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Thursday, January 25, 2007
 
Fizzball Reviewed
7:51 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Macworld's Game Room has produced another review, this one focusing on Grubby Game's arcade action title, FizzBall. Players of all ages can take control of Professor Fizzwizzle's railroad car as he works to capture animals with the FizzBall forcefield. The Game Room gave FizzBall a perfect score of 5 out of 5 mice.

From the review:

The FizzBall itself is a spherical force field. The more animals and objects it picks up, the larger the FizzBall gets (shades of Katamari Damacy), accommodating larger and larger animals. So at first you may be limited to butterflies and fallen leaves, but soon you’ll grow your FizzBall large enough to grab sheep, horses, snow tigers and lots of other creatures. Your FizzBall launches from Professor Fizzwizzle’s railroad car, and you have to bounce it off the car whenever it reaches the bottom of the screen to capture more animals.

The goal of each level is to capture all the animals—a counter on the side shows you what you’ve rescued and how many critters you have to go. There are also obstacles you’ll need to either avoid—such as containers of toxic waste—or break open, such as fences. There are even special bonuses you can collect in the forms of crates and barrels. Some will imbue you with special powers, like the ability to capture your FizzBall temporarily, blast a laser beam to clear a path, or get a point multiplier. Others will give you more cash.
Check out the full review at the link below.

Macworld Game Room: Fizzball Review
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