Bolo Ball

DOS game, 1992

Genre:
Puzzle
Year:
1992
Developer:
Soleau Software
Publisher:
Soleau Software
Perspective:
Top-down
Theme:
Educational

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Bolo Ball is a simple yet captivating puzzle game that offers players a mix of strategy and skill. The game's premise revolves around creating partitions on the playing field by drawing lines, with the goal of trapping bouncing balls within the smallest possible area. Players draw these lines horizontally or vertically, and each line segment slowly advances across the field until it reaches an edge or another line. …read more

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Bolo Ball is a simple yet captivating puzzle game that offers players a mix of strategy and skill. The game's premise revolves around creating partitions on the playing field by drawing lines, with the goal of trapping bouncing balls within the smallest possible area. Players draw these lines horizontally or vertically, and each line segment slowly advances across the field until it reaches an edge or another line.

The challenge comes from the balls bouncing around the field. Players must carefully plan their moves, predicting the balls' trajectories to avoid collisions mid-draw, as a hit from a ball resets the line and costs a life. Each level increases in difficulty with more balls added to the field or the balls moving at higher speeds.

The game's graphics are basic but functional, with a clear and uncluttered interface that allows players to focus on the gameplay. The simple visuals are reminiscent of early computer games, giving Bolo Ball a nostalgic charm.

Bolo Ball stands out for its straightforward yet challenging gameplay. It requires quick thinking and precision, making it both addictive and satisfying, especially when successfully trapping the balls in tiny spaces. This game appeals to fans of classic puzzle games who enjoy a blend of strategy, timing, and skill.

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