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Thread Author: Murikov
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Battle Flip Shot / Bang Bead. What do you think of it?
A Pong clone for the Neo? *Yawn* A Pong clone for the Neo? *Yawn* 0%[0 Votes]
Just keep these games away, dump them into the sea or something! Just keep these games away, dump them into the sea or something! 0%[0 Votes]
Quite average, nothing groundbreaking here. Quite average, nothing groundbreaking here. 0%[0 Votes]
Pretty good, but not as awesome as Windjammers. NEVER! Pretty good, but not as awesome as Windjammers. NEVER! 75%[3 Votes]
Sensationally fantastic games, the best Pong clones ever! Sensationally fantastic games, the best Pong clones ever! 25%[1 Vote]
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Battle Flip Shot / Bang Bead - Game of the Week
Murikov
Welcome to the Game of the Week!

Neo Geo fans may know Visco as developer team of titles like Neo Drift Out or the awesome Breakers games. Recently Visco hit the headlines again as they supposedly gave NCI the license of selling the NGCD version of Andro Dunos or the long-lost prototype Bang Bang Busters to the public. But let's go back to 1998: In that year Visco brought out Battle Flip Shot, a Pong clone in the tradition of Data East's Windjammers, a highly appreciated game of the Neo Geo library. In the shadow of the much more popular Windjammers, Battle Flip Shot quite sank into the sea of obscureness and was only released as MVS version.

Just like Visco already did with Breakers, they also released an extended version of Battle Flip Shot called Bang Bead in 2001. Therefore I allowed myself to put Battle Flip Shot and Bang Bead in the same GOTW thread, despite some differences in terms of gameplay and design.

Any thoughts on these two hidden gems? Anyyone fancy a HSC?

Battle Flip Shot / Bang Bead

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Genre: Sports / Pong clone
Players: 2
Size: 46 MEGS / 170 MEGS
Released on: MVS, AES (Conversions)

Brief Description:

Battle Flip Shot (sometimes also referred to simply as Flip Shot) is a 1998 ball-and-paddle game developed and published by Visco exclusively for the arcade cabinet known as the SNK Neo-Geo MVS hardware. Although the game is largely a Pong clone, it does introduce several twists to the gameplay. Players are depicted as humans wielding large shields rather than the "paddles" alone. In 2001 Visco released a sequel called Bang Bead, which adds 4 new characters and newly designed background stages (the arenas actually got smaller). Furthmore the characters' "paddles" / shields were removed, the gameplay got a bit faster as well.

Screenshots:

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Reviews:

Battle Flip Shot review by Kazuya_UK
Bang Bead review by Kanjifreak

Videos:

YouTube Video

YouTube Video


High Score Challenge:

As always, you can leave a post or contact Priest if you are interested in participating at a HSC. Let's kick some balls!

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DarakuTenshi
I don't care if it is a Pong clone, I enjoyed playing this one. Yes windjammers was a much better game, but they are two different games. I see this one as Pong and Wind Jammers as Air Hockey. Either way I'd like to find this one on the AES some day.
 
LIFE_IN_2D
These games are sorta fun, if playing 2P. Bang bead, in particular, has some very nicely drawn character portraits. The thing is that with both these games, the physics of the ball seem a wee bit wonky. The ball takes weird -- almost random -- trajectories. It's nearly impossible to estimate where your opponents ball will go. The AI is hard as steel balls, even on easy mode.

These games are decent, but Windjammers pisses all over both these games.
Edited by LIFE_IN_2D on 23. April 2013 04:26
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shot in the eye
shot in the brain
shot in the ass...
 
Sensi
I would like to pick up one of these ones on MVS, but I couldn't find one for a decent price. Never played any of the titles, but I'm very interested in them. Just another addition between all the beat 'm ups and shooters.
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NeoStrayCat
Never actually played these yet, might think about them someday, but hey, at least it could be better than Neo-Pong, lol. :3
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