Wizball is a computer game written by Jon Hare and Chris Yates (who together formed the company Sensible Software) and released in 1987 for the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC. Versions for the Amiga, Atari ST and PC were also released. The music in the Commodore 64 version was composed by Martin Galway.

Wizball’s more comical sequel, Wizkid, was released in 1992 for the Amiga, Atari ST and IBM PC.

In 1992, Sensible Software developed a sequel Wizkid which was released by Ocean Software. Although the story in Wizkid continues directly from Wizball, the actual games are only superficially related to each other.

Wizball Remakes

>Wizball is one of those love/hate games, with seemingly everyone I talk to coming down on the side of hate these days. But anyhow, the uber-art-person Trevor “Smila” Storey from Mersey Remakes has been hankering for a remake of this for ages, and as it’s a game which I have very fond memories of myself (admittedly of the Speccy version rather than the superior – gah! it hurts to say that – C64 one) I drunkenly said I’d remake it using Retro_engine, the C/Allegro/AllegroGL/OpenGL/FMod engine that I used to make Exolon DX.

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