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User reviews: Very Positive (184 reviews) - 83% of the 184 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 17, 2009

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...Madballs in...Babo: Invasion is both a pleasing nostalgia trip and a surprisingly deep arcade shooter. — Computer & – 8/10

There is a lot to like about this game. — Kotaku

8.3/10 — Gamefocus
4.5/5 — Co-Optimus
4/5 — GamePro
8.3/10 — Gameshark
8.5/10 — Gamers Daily News

About This Game

The spiritual successor to the massively popular freeware top-down shooter BaboViolent2, Madballs in Babo:Invasion is an arena based 3D shooter offering players a satisfying and immersive experience in both single-player and multiplayer, including 'Invasion Mode' where players are able to design their own combat maps almost instantaneously by placing a combination of map tiles to create a never-before-seen map before gameplay starts. Truly, no two games are ever the same.

Featuring the recently re-released Madballs™ characters, Oculus Orbus™ and Horn Head™, from the popular 1980s toys best remembered for their outrageously bad looks and graphically colourful names, Madballs in...Babo: Invasion is a feature laden 'casually hardcore' action shooter.

Key Features:

  • Single Player — Hours of repeatable gameplay through 10 epic levels
  • 2-4 Player Online Co-op — challenge individual campaign levels with your friends or play the whole campaign in ‘Enduro’ mode
  • 16 Player Multiplayer — 21 maps to match all game sizes
  • 'Invasion' Mode — the signature mode of the game, players take turns placing map tiles to create a unique multiplayer map prior to each match
  • Voice Chat — Talk to the other players in-game
  • Classes — 10 character classes (each with 2 special abilities) over two warring factions, with each faction having 5 unique weapons each with two distinct firing modes
  • Madballs Characters — Oculus Orbus™ and Horn Head™ from the infamous 80’s toy craze as in-game characters
  • 5 Archetypes — Assault, Heavy, Runner, Flyer, Support
  • Deployables — active (rocket turrets) or passive (healing towers) can be placed in Invasion mode
  • Unlocks and Secrets — 50 unlocks and 50 Secrets to find during campaign gameplay
  • Action — emphasis on fast-paced, visceral action that is easy to pick and play, yet offers a real strategic challenge for hardcore gamers

System Requirements

Mac OS X


    • OS: Windows XP 32-bit/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz or any Dual Core processor
    • Memory: 768MB RAM (XP) / 1 GB RAM (Vista/7)
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 level card w 64 MB VRAM – NVIDIA GeForce Series 6 or better, ATI 9600 or better, Intel Extreme Graphics 2 or better
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB free
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible Soundcard


    • OS: Windows XP 32-bit/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core or Better
    • Memory: 1GB RAM(XP) / 1.5 GB RAM (Vista/7)
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 level card w 256 MB VRAM and Shader model 3.0 – NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or better, ATI X1900 or better
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB free
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible Soundcard
    • OS: OS X 10.5 or later
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated video card w/ 128MB of Video Memory
    • Hard Drive: 500MB
    • Misc: Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
A great multiplayer arena shooter. It doesn't take long to unlock all the class abilities and has plenty of game modes beside the well worn VS multiplayer most of these party games have. Multiplayer works and the netcoding is better than most on the indie titles I've played. Played against a friend in Austrailia and had about 200ms response time where 200 is what he often gets in Counter Strike.

I like the variety in guns selection the most. Each gun has an alternative fire that slightly changes how it functions while maintaining the theme of the gun. For example, the Shredder launches a saw blade that has slow projectiles while it's alternate fire shoots a slightly faster projectile that isn't as accurate and does less damage. Combined with class abilities, many guns are useful and can mix up the play experience.

Highly recommend this game and it is certainly worth $2-5 pending when you get it. You should get the 4 pack due to multiplayer being pretty much dead. That is the only real negative I have about the game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
This was a fun game. I have more time logged than Steam is showing.
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Such a good game going to waste because no one will play it. Honestly it should be featured in a free week or free weekend, or it should just be free to play.
I remember when this was really popular on xbox arcade, matches are really fun with many people. If this game was free to play, it would be way more popular.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
63.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
You want fun? You want crazy? You want crazy fun?! THEN THIS GAME IS FOR YOU!
Fun weapons and crazy maps to play on against others.
Crazy weapons too.

Don't know if anyone is still on the servers but if there isn't bring friends and beer!
Trust me! It will be glorious and you will be talking about it for years!

(pssst. Get the grenade lobber, but don't tell your friends)
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
141.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 12, 2013
Was a great game back in the day. Alas MP is dead. Rest in peace my friend, rest in peace.
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