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  • Summary: Combat revolved! In Madballs in … Babo: Invasion, campaign across distant worlds either solo or with four-player online co-op, taking no prisoners in your wake. Challenge your friends (and your enemies) to see who's the baddest ball on the planet in no-holds-barred 16-player multiplayer arenas with freaky characters! Or really push your limits and try your hand at Invasion Mode where combatants create the very worlds where they wage war. Dozens of unique character classes, weapons, special abilities, worlds, unlocks, secrets, maps, and game modes give you limitless gameplay! Expand
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  1. A surprising treat. [Dec 2009, p.109]
  2. There's a lot of fun and depth to be found here for the right gamer. Furthermore, the bargain price is a real treat! Still, not everyone will enjoy this game - it's definitely for fans of arcade shooters.
  3. Madballs in Babo: Invasion is a good game with small problems. The arcade title follows the slogan “simple, but clever”. If you want a little fun and action with your friends, Madballs in Babo: Invasion fits into your arcade collection.
  4. A compelling cooperative mode instead of a brainless mayhem is what Madballs needs. But even in the current form, it is way ahead of its rivals.
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  1. SimonD
    Dec 2, 2009
    I bought this game without knowing what it was. It was a game with a giant eye as a character. I wasn't expecting anything, in fact, I expected it to last 2 or 3 hours before I get bored. How wrong I was. In the first weekend, I played more than 16hrs. The multiplayer part is ridiculously entertaining. It will glue you to your screen for hours. I'm not kidding. The action is fast, the movements are fluids. Each characters have their own strength and weakness. I was impressed on how balanced the game was. The player-base is pretty big right now. The devs are active and I even got to play with them the other day. Just watch out because they're deadly! The feeling of euphoria you get playing this game is awesome. When you get the tiniest kill streak, you automaticly feel like god. That's just before you get atrociously obliterated yourself. Achievements are rewarding and there's monthly and weekly skins for you to play for. Seriously, it's worth every penny and count on me, I'll be buying every DLC out there. Fantastic overlooked game. The single-player is definitely not as fun as the multiplayer. However, there's still some fun involved. I bought it to my brother too. I can't wait to play with him. Expand
  2. mickey
    Nov 30, 2009
    This game really surprised me with fun gameplay, awesome characters with various skins, variety of different weapons and of course multiplayer option with several modes like CTF, Co-op, Invasion, that's like an icing to a cake. The game doesn't have any bugs that you can point your finger at, maybe a glitch or two and only when someone reports that he can't play smoothly on his/hers machine. Even then devs are trying to get to the bottom of the problem. Active developers are talking with the community and working on new stuff, DLCs for example. Only thing bad about this game is poor marketing, that allowed this cool game to go unnoticed for so long, at least I haven't noticed it. All in all, well deserved 10. Good luck to Playbrains in the future, good job guys. Expand
  3. CannibalBob
    Oct 17, 2009
    Madballs is a simple pleasure. It was designed to be a fun arcade game, with a bit of depth and strategy added in via. alternate weapon modes, classes and special abilities. If you go in expecting some complicated story mode with puzzles and dialog, you're clearly not looking at the right game; you may as well be disappointed with Chess, by expecting an action-packed, fast-paced game. Madballs plays mainly as a multiplayer game, but co-op and campaign modes are also a lot of fun. With a low price, as well as a slew of great features including Steam achievements, Steam cloud, Voice-over-IP, unlocks and more, you really can't go wrong! Expand
  4. TiberiuC
    Jan 18, 2010
    Simple, entertaining, colorful, addictive, fun. Add some very committed developers into the mix and you have a great game.
  5. BobMoron
    Oct 17, 2009
    A great game with a real identity. Of course it's not perfect (some balance issues at the moment, I'd say) but it's a LOT of fun in multiplayer and a real bargain. And the devs are updating it regularly with new features. Now stop reading this and go buy it on Steam. Expand
  6. Jul 19, 2011
    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! This game is pretty fun for coop. Free roam Marble Madness on steroids! $2.50 is such a bargain. Expand
  7. JohnR
    Oct 22, 2009
    Good value shooter minus the blood, guts and gore that is normally an integral part of this genre. So you get all the fun of a not serious shooter in a game that is suitable for adults and children alike. The graphics, sound, animation and humour are all pretty good, and the price is excellent for a game of this quality. Expand

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