Blasterball Wild is a game developed and published by WildTangent. It is an expansion of the first game in the Blasterball Series adding an additional 50 levels to the original, giving it a total of 100 levels.

Gameplay

This has similer Breakout style of the other games, but is more simple, and things like music, the background is always black, and the blocks were wider and shorter. This game was an expansion on the original Blasterball, adding 50 stages, and only having 10 of those stages in the demo of the game.

Graphics

This arguably has the most simple graphics than the other games in the series. Most of the assets are in 2d, with the only 3d ones being the Paddle, the Ball, and the Bricks. This is the first game to use 3d models, with the next to do so being Blasterball 3, and Blasterball 2 to require a 3d graphics card to see shadows.

Known Issues And Bugs

  1. The game may not work in modern versions of Windows at or above Windows Vista, as when on the loading screen for the game, it will pop up a window about Java being in use, and will endlessly load. So far the only way to fix this is by ether loading the .jar file directly through a Java application launcher, or by running it through an older version of Windows. This bug is also present in all versions of Blasterball that use the WildTangent Web Driver software.
    1. In Windows Xp (and possibly other versions of Windows) loading the game in compatibility mode for Windows 98/Me will always show a graphics bug where all graphics will stay on the screen until the game is closed.
  2. The game is no longer available for purchase, meaning the only way of getting this is through piracy, or by playing the full version someone has.

Trivia

  • This is the only game in the series to use this style, with it changing in Blasterball 2, and again in Blasterball 3.
  • This is the only game in the series to not use the WildTangent game client, it instead uses the WildTangent WebDriver.
  • This is the only game in the series to call stages levels instead.
  • On the official ESRB site, this game has a rating and the console is "Online", this also goes for Blasterball Wild 2
  • According to the official ESRB site, Blasterball Wild 2 was going to be a thing. Not much is known about this.
  • The ball in this game is made of marble, unlike the others which is metal
  • This is the first game in the series to use a 3d model, which is used in 3D Mode, a graphics mode that a lot of these older WildTangent games had, and is the only game with an option to disable 3D Models in the game, and once BlasterBall 3 released, that only used 3D models on the WildTangent logo, and can't be turned off.

Gallery

References

  1. Blasterball Wild on ESRB's official site
  2. Blasterball Wild 2 on ESRB's official site
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