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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] 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[Xbox Live Arcade] 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 with your own Xbox 360 Avatar! 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! [Microsoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
  1. When it’s all said and done, MIBI is a blast to play. The single player mode is robust, and the competitive multiplayer portion of the title will keep players coming back for more.
  2. It’s fast, colourful and most of all fun, and at the bargain price of 800 MS points (£6.40 in real money) you can’t really go wrong. A must buy for fans of fast paced arcade shooters.
  3. At its very least, a very entertaining game with a tenuously attached license that few people probably care about. But at its best, it's an old-school type of shooter that rewards players hungry for beating their own high scores and those willing to try some very innovative multiplayer design.
  4. Madballs is very enjoyable, but also very simple. While the singleplayer delivers with funny characters and great variety in weapons, the multiplayer is a letdown thanks to the fact that not enough people are online playing the game. It’s a shame, because it could have made the lasting appeal of the game that much longer.
  5. Fast-paced multiplayer with a dash of strategic depth gets Madballs rolling, but stuttering visuals and lag issues may bring your fun to a screeching halt.
  6. A relatively decent shooter that is better than it has the right to be, but certainly won't be considered a classic of the XBLA platform. If you absolutely love shooters and want to play every last one, then this will be worth a purchase.
  7. The basic idea is quite good, but the way it's implemented in the game is highly doubtful.

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Score distribution:
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  1. DavidV.
    Jul 16, 2009
    10
    The feel of Marble Blast Ultra, with the 'run n gun' of Wipeout/MarioKart. A winning combination. Lots of unlockables, campaign The feel of Marble Blast Ultra, with the 'run n gun' of Wipeout/MarioKart. A winning combination. Lots of unlockables, campaign chapters, multiplayer maps, game modes(4-player co-op!) and Avatar implementation! Ever wanted to know what it's like to decapitate a friend's Avatar and blow up their heads into a bunch of pieces of confetti? Download Madballs! Expand
  2. May 17, 2012
    10
    I remember the Madballs, the funny toys, in some moments some weird, but now appear a videogame and is a bigger sorprise, is funny, theI remember the Madballs, the funny toys, in some moments some weird, but now appear a videogame and is a bigger sorprise, is funny, the avatars have a big importance in the game. Great job. Expand
  3. MandyG.
    Jul 16, 2009
    10
    Easy to learn and hard to put down! The graphics are great, and being omeone who generally doesn't like shooters, I'm really Easy to learn and hard to put down! The graphics are great, and being omeone who generally doesn't like shooters, I'm really surprised at how hooked I am on this game! Expand
  4. DakotaE
    Jul 18, 2009
    10
    As a long time babo enthusiast I am very pleased with the game. Its rare that a company will go out of its way to constantly keep its fans As a long time babo enthusiast I am very pleased with the game. Its rare that a company will go out of its way to constantly keep its fans thoughts in mind. This game at its very least is a great time killer, and at its most, THE best Xbox Live Arcade game to ever hit the marketplace. Looking forward to watching the community evolve as it has done with the BaboViolent 2 community. (Go check it out, for a nice prequel to Invasion). , Asmo out. Expand
  5. Sammywalls
    Oct 10, 2009
    10
    This game is ignored because its made by an indi dev and not ea, also the name. This game, As far as xbox live arcade games go, is a masterThis game is ignored because its made by an indi dev and not ea, also the name. This game, As far as xbox live arcade games go, is a master piece in its own right.
    This game can get REAL competitive. Over 20 maps, 4 player coop campaign. Multiplayer death matches, team, ctf, invasion mode, and an avater mode. Great graphics (for an arcade title/800 point game) that will shine.

    I'm not saying this is halo or cod but put things in perspective, this is a ten dollar/800 point game in the marketplace that is pretty damn deep as far as multiplayer/features are concerned and gives more than your moneys worth.
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  6. EasyE
    Jul 17, 2009
    9
    Honestly I thought this was crap until I tried it and it's so much fun!!! There is a lot of depth to all the characters, the crazy Honestly I thought this was crap until I tried it and it's so much fun!!! There is a lot of depth to all the characters, the crazy special abilities like vomit that gives you health, zapping weapons out of enemy hands, turning into a giant and rolling over other players and a science grenade!? This game is the most fun I've had on Xbox live for a long time. The single player is great and long, but the game really shines on multiplayer, you can even play your avatar, or play an invasion game mode where you build your map before you play. For 800 points this is the best game right now on XBLA, pick it up!! Expand
  7. JacobA
    Aug 18, 2009
    9
    For an Xbox Live Arcade game, this game is worthy of your 800 ms points. I had never heard of the "Babo" games, but i instantly fell in love For an Xbox Live Arcade game, this game is worthy of your 800 ms points. I had never heard of the "Babo" games, but i instantly fell in love with the demo, and bought the game 10 minutes later. The game is oustanding, probably one of the best arcade games i've ever bought, period. The campaign was decent, but the real fun is in the multiplayer. Although I wish there were more of a online community for this game. The graphics are outstanding, the gameplay is smooth, everything in this game comes together perfectly, like a puzzle. can't give this game a perfect 10, only because of the lag issues the game has, anyone that plays it knows what i'm talking about. Expand

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