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User reviews: Very Positive (141 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 17, 2009
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Reviews

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

Windows
Mac OS X

    Minimum

    • 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

    Recommended

    • 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
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Fun.
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
This game has nice graphics but after playing it 5 minutes turns boring.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Actually a really fun game. Also it will pretty much run on a potato with a PSU hooked up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
The theming of this game is ludicrous, but in an amusing way. It reminded me a little of Marble Madness with guns. I really enjoyed running through the campaign coop.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Get this. This game is a crossover between BaboViolent and MadBalls, a popular toy back in from 80s. Needless to say, this game is just over-the-top absurd... and fun!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
I had a ball
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
this is by far the best game in the world, why anyone would play any other game is beyond me. The only thing that could make this game better is if they made a madballs 2.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
kind of like a toy you get from mcdonalds i guess
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
♥♥♥♥j this ♥♥♥♥ yt\ur some ball
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2 of 11 people (18%) found this review helpful
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
sick speedgame
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1 of 12 people (8%) found this review helpful
130.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
worth
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3 of 17 people (18%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Every level is the same. No one plays multiplayer either.
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0 of 11 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
incredibly stupid and ill conceived game, don't buy this.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
peculiar balls with varied classes and weapons. more fun with friends than single player.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2010
im mad about balls, and this game
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 10, 2013
An interesting entry into the third person shooting genre, Babo Invasion has multiple classes that each have a different weapon and special power. While the linear maps of the single player does nothing for the lackluster story, the multiplayer is actually quite fun. Taking notes from Call of Duty it features class based DM and TDM with experience points to unlock new classes.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
The same that Nuclear Dawn, awsome games but deadly, In Nuclear dawn can got some players in servers sometimes, but in Madballs dont got any player anytime, is too sad. Is a great game, great fun, great story, and good gameplay, I recomend it, and if anyone want a mulpiplayer game, tell me, and we can got fun there.
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