Smashball is een snelle, ultra gewelddadige first-person sport shooter. Twee teams maken gebruik van bovenmenselijke manoeuvres, een realistische physics Enterhaak en sterke wapens om een enkele bal in de tegenstander z'n goal te krijgen.
Gebruikersrecensies: Verdeeld (192 recensies) - 67% van de 192 gebruikersrecensies voor deze game is positief.
Releasedatum: jun 2009

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Smashball is een snelle, ultra gewelddadige first-person sport shooter. Twee teams maken gebruik van bovenmenselijke manoeuvres, een realistische physics Enterhaak en sterke wapens om een enkele bal in de tegenstander z'n goal te krijgen. Op de league web site kunnen spelers wedstrijd statistieken inzien, nieuwe teams aanmaken en meedoen in geld toernooien!

Belangrijke kenmerken:

  • GEWELDIGE MOBILITEIT! Smashball spelers kunnen Turbo Bewegingen gebruiken om hun snelheid te verhogen. De Enterhaak kan gebruikt worden om over open gebieden te slingeren en krappe bochten te nemen. Combineer de twee en krijg super prestaties van acrobatiek.
  • INTENSE ACTIE! Het spel is gericht op De Bal. Iedere seconde moet gebruikt worden om Aanvallen of Schoten op de goal van de tegenstander te scoren. Spelers vanuit vier verschillende Posities spelen het spel via truc Passeren terwijl ze elkaar proberen uit te schakelen. Alle wapens hebben oneindige hoeveelheden ammunitie, en spelers Regenereren Gezondheid. Een grove Charge is de beste manier om een speler uit te schakelen of te doodden.
  • PERSONAGES AANPASSEN! Spelers verdienen XP door het spelen, en kunnen speciale Vaardigheden kopen wanneer hun Level stijgt. Vaardigheden worden in-game gebruikt om je personage's mogelijkheden voor een specifieke rol aan te passen. Er komt veel strategie kijken bij het uitkiezen van de juiste combinatie van vaardigheden.
  • INGEBOUWDE LEAGUE SPELEN! Wanneer je speelt, zal de game je automatisch registreren voor de Intergalactische Smashball League. Via de league web site kan je een Team creëren of bij een Team aansluiten en aan toernooien mee doen voor Prijzen! De league site kan ook gebruikt worden om wedstrijden in te plannen en automatisch servers te starten!


    • Besturingssysteem: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/Vista
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Processor
    • Geheugen: 512 MB RAM
    • Schijfruimte: 4.5 GB
    • Grafische kaart: DirectX® 7 Compatibel, 128 MB
    • Geluidskaart: 16-bit-geluidskaart
    • DirectX®-versie: DirectX® 7
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25 van de 29 mensen (86%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
0.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 mei
The mod was mediocre/average back in 2009 when it launched.

Right now, there's no server or anyone playing anymore, so you're best off saving your time and leave this one be.
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11 van de 11 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
308.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 22 augustus
The Game That Could Have Been King...

Back in 2009, Valve put a small mod on the front page of their Steam store, leading to a rush of new players, myself included, all jumping aboard the Smashball train. And what we found? Something really incredibly fun. But if the game was that good, why does nobody still play it? Well, I'll get to that in a bit, but here's a summary of what the game was actually about.

Two teams, divided up into four classes (Forward, Half-back, Full-back and Goalkeeper), armed with guns and grappling hooks, running and jumping - but mostly swinging - to get the ball into the opposition's net. Throwing the ball in would get three points, while carrying it in for a run would garner seven points. With each match consisting of six three-minute periods, matches were fairly brief, but full of action.

Each class had their own weapons and stats; forwards were fast but squishy with fairly weak weapons, full-backs slow but strong with weapons designed to slow the enemy down enough to get in close for bruising body tackles. Half-backs balanced between the previous two classes - stronger but slower than forwards, weaker but faster than full-backs, with middling weapons. Goalkeepers though were the meanest of the lot; stronger than all the other classes and with the best weapons, they were limited to only one a team, and were often actually controlled by bots (the only class that had bots actually!) since their job was to hang back and defend the goal and most people didn't want to do that in scrimmages.

All classes also had a slowly recharging power bar, with which they could do one of two things; hit Shift to start a turbo charge which would propel them at high speed for a short distance and with the weightier classes, also doing a lot of damage if connecting with an opponent and maybe causing them to drop the ball, but by pressing F, they would also use the pickup skill. How this worked was it emitted an invisible sphere around the player, differently sized for each class, which if the ball was loose within it, would cause the ball to zip straight into their hands. This meant that players could not only scrabble for balls that had fallen to the ground (and sometimes those moshpits in the corner were grotesquely brutal), but they could also intercept their opponents passes, snagging the ball in midair as it was homing in on it's targetted receiver.

But what the game was really about? Speed. This being a Source engine game, with its own unique take on physics, led to some interesting little tactics that came prominently to the fore in Smashball. Firstly, that bunnyhopping was automatic if you held down the space bar. This meant that on a straight line, you could always maintain your momentum, however fast you were going. With a little bit of practice, grappling through doorways allowed players to build up tremendous speed, allowing them to soar across the maps. And with airstrafing, an interesting little quirk in the physics more commonly seen on Counter Strike's surf maps, it meant that people could also turn corners while maintaining the furious pace they'd built up. This led to an incredibly high-octane experience of breathtaking movement mixed with complete and utter physical carnage.

There were problems though. Goalkeepers' weapons were incredibly powerful, but terrible at range, enough so that a forward could pick them off easily, allowing for easy goals or runs. Forwards' pickup spheres were so large that they actually made better goalkeepers than, well, the goalkeepers, so they would often camp in front of their own goal once the opposing side had the ball, snatching any shots that came their way. And if you couldn't throw the ball in, well, you couldn't run it in either because the goal line would get flooded by players physically blocking you as well. Oh, and the tutorial? Completely and utterly useless in preparing a player for the actual game.

The biggest problem though was the game's main feature: speed. Or more specifically, the one skill that was utterly required to become good at the game, involving maintaining your high speed and enabling you to avoid enemies as you raced for the opposition's goal. Airstrafing. It wasn't that it was an inherently bad thing; I'd in fact say the opposite, it was brilliant. It's just that it was actually very, very, VERY hard to learn, and basically involved hours and hours of practice, usually by yourself, to hone a skill for a free mod.

When the game's population exploded due to the Steam publicity, lots of people were utterly new to the game and since there were so many starting out at the same level, the game was genuinely fun. But as others got better and better, including picking up airstrafing, a clear divide began to become obvious in the playerbase. Those who could airstrafe were incredibly fast and hard to stop from doing whatever the hell they wanted, while those who couldn't airstrafe (and I was pretty bad at it myself) simply couldn't keep up. Since the airstafing skill is so hard to pickup, it led to a lot of people leaving the game, the enjoyment of the frenetic scrambles having faded away as they were constantly outclassed by the same people again and again.

The developers noticed this, and promptly went into a panic. Understandably so, their beloved mod was dying right before their eyes, and they knew they had to do something to stop that from happening. And so they nerfed the top speed available, made players stick to the ground more, made weapons do more damage and made the maps smaller.

In the end, Smashball was a game that was all about speed, and when that was taken away, nobody wanted to play it anymore, and it died a sad and ignomious death. If anything, the game was a victim of its own success; the Steam explosion really brought its weaknesses to the fore, and the developers rushed to create a fix for it that ended up alienating their core playerbase instead

Would the new Source engine fix airstrafing, making the game a more even playing field were it to be remade? I know I'd sure like to find out; over five years have passed since I last played Smashball regularly, and I still miss it.
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0.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 23 juli
Apparently I played this a few years ago.
I don't remember any of it. RIP
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47 van de 59 mensen (80%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 november 2013
Smashball is an amazing game, it's a mixture of TF2 & rugby(football),it's a team-based game that relies on teamwork between each team, for starters you have to know all the basics from the tutorial.

the only main problem is that, there are no one playing this game and servers are empty.. kinda sad, because it really has the big potential to be a competitive game.
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25 van de 33 mensen (76%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
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331.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 16 februari 2014
Best mod for HL2 you'll play. Extremely engaging with a community that helps new players get involved with the action.
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