Excerpt: Although one could be forgiven in thinking that this game is a clone of Marble Madness, however in actual fact, Madballs is a third-person shooter that does rely on physics (rolling) and a healthy dose of weaponry. Boasting both single-player and multiplayer options, Madballs in Babo: Invasion is an interesting twist on the classic third-person shooter.
Excerpt: Madballs in... BABO: Invasion isn't the deepest game, but it shouldn't be. Games like this are great because of their simplicity, not in spite of it. Gameplay revolves (get it?) around your chosen circular hero rolling from place to place and causing as much havoc as possible.
Excerpt: First, a little history. When PlayBrains approached Microsoft to get their title, Babo: Invasion , published, it was a sequel to the freeware shooter BaboViolent 2 . Microsoft liked the game, but had one question: could the characters be Madballs? PlayBrains looked at their game and thought, "Why not?", and got together with American Greetings to blend together their shooter with the forgotten franchise.
Excerpt: Every now and again I am pleasantly surprised by unassuming titles that come to life and draw you into their world. Whilst reflecting on the creativity and effort that goes into making these moments possible, I feel a great sense of responsibility reviewing games given the blood, sweat and tears that the developers put into their art.
Excerpt: Read on to see Brutal Gamer’s review of Madballs! Madballs: Babo Invasion is a licensed game. Not only that, it’s a licensed game based on a toy that was popular in the 1980’s. Knowing that, it might surprise you that Madballs is not only competent, but also very entertaining as well and does just enough to stand out from the crowd of online downloadable games available.
Conclusion: Madballs in Babo: Invasion is a surprisingly competent little game. A copious amount of weapons, meaningfully different classes, a ton of unlocks, and better than expected helping multiplayer options do their best to spin the run and gun formula, but it still feels like a classic arcade game at heart. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but the amount of time and effort that went into this game doesn't quite justify the end product.