Speedball 2 HD is a modern reincarnation on the classic, futuristic cyberpunk sports game Speedball, originally developed by the Bitmap Brothers and first released for the Atari ST in 1990. A brutal mix of handball and ice hockey placed at break-neck pace.
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30. toukokuu

Speedball 2 HD – Bug Fixes

A new update is rolling out for Speedball 2 HD that fixes a number of issues, these include:

  • Art assets relating to other Speedball games have been replaced.
  • When playing the same team against each other they are no longer the same colour.
  • Problems with save games and career mode.
  • Team names getting corrupted.
  • Teams getting reset.

Thanks for your continued patience on waiting for these fixes.

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Speedball 2 HD is a modern reincarnation on the classic, futuristic cyberpunk sports game Speedball, originally developed by the Bitmap Brothers and first released for the Atari ST in 1990. A brutal mix of handball and ice hockey placed at break-neck pace. Now Tower Studios, Vivid Games and The Bitmap Brothers have created a glorious fusion of classic gameplay and modern technology to launch this game into the 21st century.

Game Description

In 2326, rival gangs formed an ultra-violent street sports league called Speedball to settle their deadly disputes. Two teams face each other in bloody battles for a steel ball: Nine on nine – in an all-out rush on the opponents’ goal. Almost any malicious move is permitted. The winner of the matches secures supremacy over the city.


The highly anticipated PC revival to the legendary Amiga classic transforms the futuristic game setting with state-of-the-art technology into a high-speed sports spectacle.
There are a huge variety of game modes and options - quick matches, single player tournaments, one-on-one multiplayer and full career mode. Your ultimate mission is to assemble your own Speedball team to win the Speedball Intergalactic Champions League and bring the greatest prize in Speedball back to Earth.

Choose from 28 teams across 6 new Speedball Arenas, Speedball 2 HD includes all the intense gameplay of the original with new teams, more formations and in particular the new Fire, Ice and Cyber teams.

Key Features

  • HD Graphics in classic Speedball style
  • 6 brand new Speedball Arenas
  • Choose from 336 unique players and 28 Teams across 4 Planets
  • Full Player Transfer Market and Player Upgrade System
  • Ability to create and customise your own ultimate Speedball team
  • 5 different Formations allowing strategy changes during play
  • Score with Goals, Bonus shots and Brutal Knockouts
  • A host of Steam Badges, Cards and Wallpapers to collect
  • Over 20 power-ups and special effects
  • Multiple game modes including 10 Season Career Mode and 10 Single-Player Game Modes
  • Supports game pad and keyboard controls for 2 players at once
  • Local multiplayer mode includes customisable tournaments for up to 8 player teams
  • Plenty of Trophies and Achievements to collect
  • The World famous “Ice Cream... Ice Cream!!” sample

Järjestelmävaatimukset

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, Windows 8.
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 4000+ (2600 MHz) or Intel Pentium D 950 Extreme (3400 MHz)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATi Radeon X1300 Pro, NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache or Intel HD Graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible.
Hyödylliset arvostelut
1/1 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1.8 tuntia pelattu
You see all those negative reviews? Those are from people who grew up with Speedball 2 and hate this HD remake. I never played the original. So you could say I'm not bias and I'm not looking at this HD with rose tinted nostalgia glasses.

This game is good. It's fun once you get the hang of it. The sprites look kinda bad but it doesn't take away from the game in any way. If you used to play this game as a kid than maybe it will, but if you haven't than it doesn't change anything.

I haven't noticed any frame rate issues or weird resolution issues either. The game runs fine. Again if you've never played the original don't be afraid of this HD remake, it's perfectly fine it's just people complaining due to nostalgia...
Julkaistu 10. lokakuu.
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1/2 (50%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Best for fans of the original. Gameplay is faithful to the Amiga classic, though in modern terms, it can be a bit repetitive.
Julkaistu 27. syyskuu.
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1/3 (33%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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There is no excuse to make a worse game with today's technologies and knowledge than it was more than 20 years ago! Terrible looking sprites, bad animation, bad ball "physics", terrible controls, could have been a Flash game. Even the original Amiga version had a better feeling!
Julkaistu 6. lokakuu.
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1/3 (33%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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This is pants... Get the original from an abandonware site and run it in DOSbox. The original creams all over this.

Don't waste your money... It isn't even worth being free.
Julkaistu 6. lokakuu.
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0/1 (0%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
3.4 tuntia pelattu
It's just as good as it used to be!
Julkaistu 6. lokakuu.
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41.9 tuntia pelattu
great game lots of fun
Julkaistu 7. lokakuu.
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3.5 tuntia pelattu
Absolutlety loved the original on the Commodore Amiga (kids of today will be asking... Whats one of them? lol). Still love it today, simple and great fun! Although no vast improvement on graphics or gameplay, I love the simplicity, not something I would pay full price for but I bought it bundled with The Chaos Engine (another Amiga Classic) when it was on sale!

Would love to see an ONLINE MULTIPLAYER option with some online leagues, would be great for esports.

Would be great to see a true next-gen updated version with the graphics and gameplay of FIFA or something similar, and losts of gore!
Julkaistu 13. lokakuu.
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1.6 tuntia pelattu
Speedball 2 HD...Hmm, where to start? Lets go back to yonder days when I was much much younger than I am now, the mid 90s (Speedball came out in 1988 and 1990 (2) but was re-released for 95/98 in a multipack) and I remember spending many an hour running around with my cyberpunk steroidal war bears beating up the enemy for ball possession and winning the majority of my games purely by knocking out enemy team members (which gives you as many points as scoring a goal might I add) and screaming at my goal keeper to stop being a poof. Ahhh, good times.

Fast forward to today and Speedball 2 HD is a re-release of the 1988 cult classic set in the future of a bloodbowl sport which is a combination of lacrosse, american football and cage fighting. It's exactly like the original (as far as I can remember) and I have already spent a few hours knocking out the enemy and scoring obscene goals. It's such a good remake it has all of it's warts and boils with the buggy player swapping whenever the ball is perfectly between three of your players causing it to bounce all over the place. But all that is forgotten when you get your players hip dancing and kneesliding from scoring or knocking out the enemy players.

Brutality aside, this is classic game that is challenging, requires a little thought on how you move around and a lot of keyboards from smashing the spacebar. The challenging enemy players can range from "screwdrivers in their heads" stupid to "holy hell I haven't even touched the ball and it's already half time". Great to pick up for a quick laugh then put back down. I can imagine friendships being broken when this game is played on the LAN!
Julkaistu 9. lokakuu.
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After playing it for 7 hours, I can say this:

Difficulty:
Positive: The difficulty can be hard or easy base on your and opponents team statistics
Negative: At the begging of single Career AI is too easy it gets harder but after you upgrade your team some matches are ridiculously easy with no Challenge.

Gameplay:
Positive: Character controls feels smoothly, you can play local multiplayer also a single player career mod .
Negative: The game change your active character too jerky sometimes rapidly and also gives you the control of goalkeeper every unexpected time, no online multiplayer also you need to unlock stages and teams to play them in local multiplayer.

Soundtrack:
Positive: The music and sounds are ok also if you dont like the music just turn it off.
Negative: i dont see anything negative.

Graphics:
Positive: The Graphics are kinda ok.
Negative: Animation is poor.

The reason i recommend it is only because i had a lot of fun playing in local multiplayer.
Julkaistu 10. lokakuu.
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32/34 (94%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
4.1 tuntia pelattu
Argh, conflicted. Thumbs up or thumbs down?

There are good(ish) and bad points to this tarted up version of the 1990s classic.

Good(ish):

It looks OK
It's full of nostalgia
It's playable enough
You can turn your brain off and jusy play

Bad:

Gameplay (and to my mind graphics) are not as good as the Amiga or Atari ST version. This is not forgiveable in 2014.
It's too easy
The ball velocity has been slowed down
Clumsy animation

So why am I still playing it? Because my Amiga mis long dead and as bad a version as this is, it's still as close to the original as I'm going to get.

Marginal thumbs up 5/10
Julkaistu 5. kesäkuu.
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13/17 (76%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Imagine the original Speedball 2... now imagine it slowed down to a snail's pace, with a choppy framerate, ugly looking sprites and sub-par controller support. That's this game. Avoid at all costs, it's more of an HD ♥♥♥♥-up than an HD remake.
Julkaistu 16. kesäkuu.
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9/11 (82%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1.8 tuntia pelattu
Terrible game! The controls are godawful, I get that it's a remake of a classic, but come on! Fix the controls! Skip this one and play the original. Much better game!
Julkaistu 16. kesäkuu.
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8/11 (73%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Surprisingly, not bad. Plays smoothly and has all the charm of the original. The additional leagues and seasons add a nice touch and the management aspect of the game is still quite enjoyable without being over complicated.

My major complaint would be too much importance placed on the injuring of opposition to score. It always fristrated me when I lost one of my best players in the original and on top of that the opposition gets their goal score from it. Always seemed too major a penalty and this version has taken it up another notch. Disappointing but I'm finding I'm injuring my opposition much more than they're injuring me anyway.

The inclusion of online multiplayer would have made me a very happy fan but can't have everything I guess. Bitmap Brothers please take note though, based on the reviews and the feedback people obviously want it. Please deliver!
Julkaistu 30. huhtikuu.
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1/1 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
0.7 tuntia pelattu
Preamble - I was an avid Amiga owner and at the time a fan of pretty much anything involving Renegade or Bitmap Brothers.

This? This is a missed opportunity.

It's the laziest port I could possibly imagine. The original parts of the port - the new character models and the stadium graphics are the kind of quality you would expect to see from work experience placements, not a decent studio. There has been no attempt whatsoever to update the game with modern effects, playstyles or really much of anything over the original game save a couple of powerups.

So it's not a new or expanded game; it's a faithful conversion of the original, right?

Well, no. It's not a very faithful or interesting remake either. The parts retained from the old amiga game appear to be a few faces and still shots (like the winning/losing graphics and the team portraits) which have either been resized and given the blur treatment, or traced very horribly. Worse, these scaled up and blurred originals contrast garishly with the new player graphics and other elements, making the whole thing seem like a poorly stitched-together hack job.

The gameplay is at least loosely faithful to the original, meaning that the players are feel hard to control at first (a fair complaint to level at the original and one that sadly hasn't been improved), but they've actually managed to make the original - which gets better with practice - worse, in that it feels very floaty and unpredictable off of the ball, and simple things like catches that would at least act consistently in the 'miggy version are almost impossible to pull off as the timing on performing a catch and/or a slide seems way off.

I would've hoped - since they were departing from a flat conversion by so much - they would've taken the extra mile and applied more interesting effects on the player field, and actually made a smoother analog-friendly movement and control scheme (GASP! Seperate out catch, throw and tackle buttons! Put aftertouch on the triggers or bumpers! ZOUNDS!) to actually play to the strengths of this PC platform rather than bringing all the problems of having to cater to a userbase mostly having one button joysticks.

Eh, too much work it seems.

So... Graphics? Miss. Gameplay? Miss. Sounds? Well, they nicked a bunch of the original ones but chucked some other stock effects in there so I'm going with miss. The gym interface is slightly better I guess. Hard to screw that up with a mouse you would think.

Don't bother. Play the original on an emulator instead. You'll get a more consistent and coherent experience, and if you take a moment to scale the emulator surface at least everything will look equally stretched and blurred.
Julkaistu 15. elokuu.
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2/3 (67%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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This game is okay at best, until you reach the intergalactic cup. The difficulty spike there makes the game stop being fun fast.

It's also worth noting that for a supposed HD remake, they really messed up. I own the original version, and in my opinion it looks better, sounds better, and, most importantly, PLAYS better.

Not recommended unless you really want to play Speedball 2 and have no way to get the original version.
Julkaistu 26. kesäkuu.
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2/3 (67%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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+ One of my favorite games when I was a child.
+ It still makes a lot of fun and it's very addictive.
+ "Ice cream!" :)

- Achievements are broken
Julkaistu 29. heinäkuu.
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4/7 (57%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
2.3 tuntia pelattu
ICECREAM!
Julkaistu 22. kesäkuu.
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1/2 (50%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Not as bad as they say.

OK it's certainly not as good as it could have been, but it's not dreadful either.

The controls are reasonable. I've been using the Xbox controller and I've been able to string some passes together, go on some dribbling runs, and the after touch is fairly easy to apply. One irritancy is the over dependence on slide tackling when you don't have the ball.

The graphics are adequate, sound ok, although it's a shame the original awesome music is missing. A nice touch is the sound effect of the old Amiga disk drive during some of the loading screens.

They have overkilled the "Ice cream!" as well. I remember hearing it once in a while during replays back in the Amiga Speedball days. You will hear it a few times every match in this remake.

"HD" is stretching it but I picked it up in a sale and have definitely had some fun with it.
Julkaistu 29. kesäkuu.
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2/4 (50%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Unplayable. An absolute mess. Even for £1.00 this is a rip-off.
Julkaistu 19. kesäkuu.
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3/6 (50%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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The automatic switching of teammates makes strategy impossible and an overall frustrating gameplay. I do not care for it, but may be bretter to play with some friends if they care to play.
Julkaistu 7. heinäkuu.
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