Madballs to Roll onto Live Arcade & PC

If you’re nearing your 30’s you will probably remember the Madballs, a short-lived toy craze in the mid-1980s about balls featuring wacky designs. Well, now they’re making a comeback via a recently announced Xbox Live Arcade title developed by indie games developer, Playbrains.

Titled Madballs in Babo: Invasion, Playbrains are tagging it a “casual hardcore” title, and judging by the screen shots and trailers it looks to be another solid shooter for Live Arcade. In addition, players will be able to use their Xbox avatars in-game via a mode called “Avatar Attack”.

Playbrains president, Scott Simpson comments: “We wanted to give Xbox LIVE Arcade players an opportunity to really go ‘head to head”

Madballs in Babo: Invasion will roll onto Xbox Live Arcade and PC later this year.

Keep it locked on NZGamer for trailers and the inevitable ball pun – because that’s how we roll.


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Comments Comments (5)

Posted by Munkah
On Monday 6 Jul 2009 8:12 PM
Nearing your 30s? Ha you old geezer.
Posted by Soyerz
On Monday 6 Jul 2009 8:14 PM
Um, cool?
Posted by Xenojay
On Monday 6 Jul 2009 8:41 PM
I have no idea...
Posted by rebolta
On Tuesday 7 Jul 2009 5:14 PM
I used to spend all the pocket money I could on these, they could shoot their heads off AND where interchangable and bouncy and I think I had a mummy (monster) one... Go oldies like me!!!
The Host of Chaos
Posted by The Host of Chaos
On Tuesday 7 Jul 2009 9:15 PM
I've still Got Screamin Meemie somewhere. And a Marvel Mad Balls comic too.