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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.
Release Date: Dec 5, 2013
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Speedball 2 HD – Bug Fixes

May 30

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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About the Game

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

System Requirements

    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.
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
35 products in account
1 review
4.1 hrs on record
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
Posted: June 5
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1,031 products in account
15 reviews
17.3 hrs on record
I had fun playing this but there is one glaring issue that reduced my enjoyment.

When you get to division 1 the gulf between the teams you play in the league and the teams you are forced to play in the intergalactic cup is huge. You're forced into a cycle of winning 7 really easy games against 3 star teams and then getting ♥♥♥♥♥ by a 5 star team in the first round of the cup which injures your players.

The game desperately needs another league between Div1 and the intergalactic cup/champion's league ♥♥♥♥-a-thon.
Posted: March 28
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25 of 39 people (64%) found this review helpful
400 products in account
11 reviews
1.8 hrs on record
I'm not quite sure how it's possible to take a game that's almost 15 years old and make it look worse but Vivid Games do. It's higher resolution, sure, but all nuance of the original is lost, sprites look comical, pitches ugly and it's even hard to tell where the goalmouth starts and ends. Instead of starting with a team that looks like a bunch of nerds your starting team are now randomly cybernetically enhanced. All 'New Art' motivation for purchasing star players is lost. All players are now a mish-mash of badly redrawn features from original characters. If you enjoy looking at clunky photo-fit faces with glued-on moustaches and noses that line up with mouths perhaps one in ten times (once you see this you can't unsee it), you're in for a real treat.

Graphics aside, the game is still fairly solid. The on-pitch gameplay is basically just a port of the original with no attempts made to revamp. Game mode differs in a few respects, some good, some bad, but nothing is going to make up for the god awful look of the thing.
If there was an option to use original graphics I'd probably be able to recommend this. As-is it's really just a curio for fervent fans of the original. Something to pass the time, to agonise over how what could have been and to highlight just how incredible the original really was.
Posted: March 27
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
64 products in account
1 review
10.2 hrs on record
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!
Posted: April 30
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
67 products in account
3 reviews
6.9 hrs on record
This is one game where you should listen to the reviews... I disregarded everything I read because I figured nostalgia would compensate.. I was wrong. Don't waste your money, even if it's on sale.
Posted: March 26
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41 of 54 people (76%) found this review helpful
266 products in account
28 reviews
6.8 hrs on record
even playable with my old competition pro joystick i used in my amigatimes, if you know and loved the original - get this.
For all other lamers ;-) nice scifi rugbylike sportsgame singleplayercampagn, local multiplayer and a lot of fun. There are different targets and goals to get points for winning a match. No mercy foul the opponents as often as you can :)

ICECREAM !
Posted: December 5, 2013
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