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Arrow Ball Classic is a modern remake of a classic DOS game Bolo Ball. This game features a number of improvements compared to the original game released in 1992.

The objective of Arrow Ball Classic is quite simple. Starting from the top row you try to push as many possible of your 38 balls further down to the floor. The farther down you can get them, the higher the score. You play against the computer who will play the RED balls and you will play the BLUE. Also you can play against another person on the same device.

The game board is a 38x18 grid. In this grid there are several different obstacles that you will want to use to your advantage.
They are:

Blue Arrow Tiles:
These are ramps that will make the ball travel in the direction of the arrow. Once a ball has hit a ramp and moves off it, the arrow will flip itself to the opposite direction

Yellow Bonus Tiles:
These will add ten points to your total score. They will not affect the path or direction of the ball.

Gray Tiles:
These tiles will stop the ball if they obstruct the ball's path. When all the balls have been pushed by both players, these gray tiles will be removed and the balls that are above them will continue to gather points as they descend toward the bottom row. (The game is won or lost in most cases by the points gained once these gray tiles are removed!)

Purple Arrow Tiles:

These purple tiles (ramps on level three of the long game version), rotate randomly. The ball will move in the direction of the arrow at the time of contact.

There are five tiles that are called Teleports. If a ball hits one of these black and white tiles, it will disappear and resume its journey from another one of the four remaining Teleports.

Long and Short Games
There are two types of games you can play in Arrow Ball Classic. One is the short version that ends after only one level, and the long version which has three levels. The computer is hard to beat playing the long version, but it's a lot more fun!

Point totals are located on the bottom row of the screen. A ball that reaches the bottom row will be awarded 60 points. Each ball that remains on the grid board, will show its value (2 points per row). This will automatically be added to your total score.

System Requirements
OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, etc.
Minimum Screen Resolution: 800x600 pixels or higher
Recommended Screen Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels


I stared this project on 8th September 2015 as a part of "Novices Now! Game Jam ".

Current version 1.0.2 - Released on 21st November 2015
- Computer player now has the "Artificial Intelligence" (AI) which makes the game even more challenging to play. No more silly random moves by the computer player which made game very easy to win in the previous versions.
- Fixed some bugs.

Version 1.0.1 - Released on 31st October 2015:
- Added keyboard controls. Now balls can be selected using the following keys: Arrow Left, Arrow Right, Arrow Down / Space Bar.
- Improved graphics, added shadows to the game objects & balls, selected ball is now lighten.

First version 1.0.0 was released on 25th October 2015

Please support the developement of this indie game project being developed entirely by one person, me.

My website www.existical.com (currently under construction)

More information

Published1 year ago
Tags16-bit, 2D, Arcade, ball, bolo-ball, dos, indie, maze, Remake, Retro
LicenseAll rights reserved
Average durationA few minutes
Player countSingleplayer


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ArrowBallClassicSetup102.exe 9 MB

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