3D Ballz - 3-jigen Kakutou Ballz [Model SHVC-ABZJ-JPN]
Nintendo Super Famicom cart. published 25 years ago by Media Rings
Listed and emulated in MAME !
3D Ballz 3次元格闘ボールズ © 1995 Media Rings Corp.
(3D Ballz - 3-jigen Kakutou Ballz)
3D Ballz is an unusual fighting game developed by PF.Magic and published in Japan by Media Rings. Like any fighting game ought to, a list of playable fighters are available for the player to take control over - however, unlike most fighting games, they range from a a Caveman, a Ballerina to a Mad Clown and a Rhinoceros. All in all, the game features a grand total of eight characters and four different bosses. Interestingly, each character is built out of a set of colored balls that give an unusual 3-D feel to the game. Each fighter can punch and kick or use special moves directly related to their personality - for instance, the rhinoceros can charge right into his opponent and spear him with his horn, and the caveman can roll his opponent into a ball and hit him with his club as he would do with a baseball bat. Other special moves can be unleashed by pressing both shoulder buttons, or when two fighters enter close range combat. 3D Ballz also features a traditional versus mode where two players can fight head to head.
3D Ballz was released on April 28, 1995 in Japan for 9800 Yen.
3D Ballz was originally developed by PF Magic and published by Accolade for the Sega Genesis in 1994. It then later came out for the Super Famicom (1995).
[JP] Famitsu: 28/40
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com