Bouncing games (and or catching games)

edited December 2011 in Sinclair Miscellaneous
Is there any other bouncing games on the Spectrum, apart from the Cauldron 2, Wizzball and Bumpy...

I love these bouncing games, even though I have major trouble playing them.

Also is there any `catching` games on the Spectrum... like the old Granstand LCD Jack and the Beanstalk, or ANYTHING in the same mould.

or, ideally any where you both bounce and catch, haha

Hope someone can think of some :)
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  • edited November 2004
    How about the "classic" Batty?
  • edited November 2004
    Try Bounces.

    I was looking in the bottom 100 games yesterday, and to my dismay I found it in there! It's not that bad. In fact, I quite like it. So I gave it a leg up.

    Worth a try, in my opinion.
  • edited November 2004
    Try Action Reflex, Trailblazer or Bounder. They're really great games.

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  • edited November 2004
    Astroball! And perhaps Hoppin' Mad.
  • edited November 2004
    Kinetik, maybe the hardest of all
    and PsychoHopper.
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  • edited November 2004
    professional bouncy catchy simulator
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  • edited November 2004
    And also Turbulence, the sequel to Astroball is an excellent bouncy game, though it is fiendishly difficult.

  • edited November 2004
    On 2004-11-02 12:02, fogartylee wrote:
    professional bouncy catchy simulator

    Ah, but that's Codies. And therefore denied.

  • edited November 2004
    Oh yeah... and Helter Skelter!
  • edited November 2004
    Madballs, Bobby Bearing, Spindizzy, Gyroscope, Bounder are some that come to mind.
  • edited November 2004
    Cheers a lt guys :)

    I knew a lot of them, and was gladly reminded, the closest to what I was looking for was helter skelter, which actually, I thought I would have playd, as I remember the name, but hadn`t... I like that a lot.

    Kinetic and Psycho Hopper as well pretty much what Im looking for (though Kinetic has a touch o` the ol` anti grav)...

    All the Trailblazer type games are great, (Trailblazer being the one I used to have so love)..

    I`d forgot about Turbulence, although remember now that there was a sequel to Astroball.. it`s too weird and hard though, so least I was reminded about Astroball, which I used to like on SAM...

    That bounces game, I see now that indeed Hotshot was a ripoff, not as revolutionary as I thougt at the time (even though it took heavily from the bats`n balls games)... hard as heck, but utterly lovely game if it can be learnt.

    Steve Parry-Thomas said -

    "How about the "classic" Batty? "

    yeah... Im doing fine thanks... :)

    Seriously, classic game.

    Theres` been a new game for PC based on Bumpy recently, massively good graphics/music, but can`t remember where I downloaded it, wasn`t on a retro site though...

  • edited December 2011
    Lee Tonks wrote: »
    Oh yeah... and Helter Skelter!

    I discovered Helter Skelter last night after it was mentioned in a recent edition of RetroGamer bit I'm stuck on level 2! How the heck do you get the ball to bounce "high"?!!
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    edited December 2011
    kosmic kanga..

    you lot call yaself speccy owners :p

    I think you'll find that codies game was prefixed with "advanced" ... very sloppy work ;)

    impossiball by hewson is another one ? .. dunno
    edited December 2011
    How about 'Join'?
  • edited December 2011
    Shame on you all for forgetting Costa "god" Panayi's:


  • edited December 2011
    ... and don't forget Marble Madness!

    being my faves Gyroscope, Bounder and Impossaball, all very addictive.

    ... but MM and Gyroscope dont bounce, but slide... dunno if they count!
  • edited December 2011
    An old thread resurrected and a new thread not started Alessandro will reward you instead of destroy you ;)

    How's about Ball Crazy that game is quite bouncy.

    Not sure if it'd really count? But Pippo is full of bouncing as well. Although it's more of a puzzle game.
    You can't expect me to have lunch with a man who's favourite part of the chicken is the right wing!
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