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Paraball

icon An enhanced port of the game Slime Volleyball originating from the 1990s, developed with Fenix for GP32 and ported to Dreamcast in 2005.

 

Paraball has three game types: Classic, Advantage, and Rebound, there are three difficulty levels and options for one, two, or three sets per game. The original Slime Volleyball game has been modified with new Matrix-style graphics and a Bullet-time mode which slows down the ball and the opponent.

The original GP32 version of Paraball was developed with Fenix by Ahuh, the game was adapted for Dreamcast by Wraggster and released in April 2005.

Paraball screen 1

Game Types

Classic: To mark a point, the ball must fall in the opponent's playground. To win, 10 points are required.

Advantage: To mark a point, the ball must fall in the opponent's playground, and the player must have the service. To win, 6 points are required.

Rebound: To mark a point, the ball must fall 3 times in the opponent's playground. To win, 3 points are required.

Bullit-time: At the beginning of a game, each player has a bullet-time gauge at 100%. When a player activates its bullet-time, time and the opponent slow down. The gauge decreases until the player deactivates its bullet-time. When bullet-time is deactivated, the gauge slowly increases. After having pushed the bullet-time button, the button is disabled during a few seconds : the gauge becomes gray ; the bullet-time button is enabled when the gauge becomes white again. When both players activate their bullet-time at the same time, only the ball slows down. The gauges are reset to 100% at the beginning of each set.

Paraball screen 2

Controls (Menu)

  • D-Pad - Game Settings
  • Start - Start Game

Controls (Game)

  • D-Pad L/R - Move Player
  • A/B - Jump
  • Y - Bullit-Time

NOTE: The controls are not fully mapped to Dreamcast, only a single player game has all the control functions.

Credits

  • Paraball: Ahuh
  • Paraball Dreamcast Port: Wraggster
  • Fenix Dreamcast Port and FSL: Chui

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