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User reviews: Very Positive (161 reviews)
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 & 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
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
31.9 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2014
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.0 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Actually a really fun game. Also it will pretty much run on a potato with a PSU hooked up.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
This is a great game to play with friends. The gameplay is smooth and very well done. The story gets you ready for online play. The online community is small but still active from time to time. The gun fights can be a lot of fun and the different weapons in the game make it interesting to fight with all the variety. The online battles are fun but can be hard for new players. There is a co-op option that is fun to play with friends and see how long you can survive. The view that you get is a top down view which is great for this game but can be hard at times. It does support the Xbox controller which is a nice addition to the game. This is a great game and I highly recommend it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Very fun game, very fun multiplayer! Deserves a large community as it has tons of depth and a fun style with professional presetation. For something with a cheap commercial tie-in, this is amazing quality
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Pre-Release Review
This was just fun on a stick
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14 of 19 people (74%) 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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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 26, 2014
peculiar balls with varied classes and weapons. more fun with friends than single player.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 10, 2013
Pre-Release Review
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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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
30.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2012
Pre-Release Review
An imaginative way to portray a male's pubescent years and growing into adulthood. Assume this game is representative of a pepperoni-face Acne infested teen who has no friends because there is no online community anymore.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2010
Pre-Release Review
im mad about balls, and this game
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
66.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 20, 2014
Pre-Release Review
This game was one of my favorites when it was released. Sadly, the multiplayer was kind of dead. Co-op game mode can provide some fun with friends and even randoms.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2013
This game right here is the game of the century <3

10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 13, 2012
Amazing Co-Op game !
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2011
Pre-Release Review
very nice game, very addictive and lots and lots of multiplayer possibility : coop, ctf, survival etc ...
the campagne is also very nice and interresting . it will give you lots of pleasure for hours .
for the price you cannot go wrong.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2011
Great game, but do NOT buy that 'Anarchy Unlock Pack'. x_x
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2013
The only thing I could ever think of to explain this game is the word "guns". Whether you are playing the competitive multiplayer mode or the Single-player/cooperative campaign mode, half the time you will be switching guns you find along the way. The variety of weapons found in this game are also divided into 2 separate energy types, which are regular bullet-type weapons & laser type weapons, and the other being heat & cold powered weapons. Your character is a ball-shaped Babo that rolls around as you move, and each character has his/her own special abilities at their disposal. Experiment with the variety of characters and weapons in this game and find out what suits you best.

It's a great game to play with friends, or by yourself if that is your thing. Either way, this game is quite good and can keep you entertained for a while.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 7, 2012
Pre-Release Review
Pretty cool game. Weird, but fun. Lots of diversity in characters and weapons, to allow you to play through the story however you feel best.
Definitely check it out if you like some actiony-platformish adventure. With weird rolling eyeballs with guns.
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