Instructions for


Beyond, 1986

Written by Chris Owen, HTML'd by Arnt Gulbrandsen.


Keyboard, Kempston, Cursor

Aim of the game

Bounces is the sport of the future - even though it looks rather silly, with two men tied to elastic bands trying to shoot a ball into the goals in the ceiling...

Game play

The ball is shot out of an overhead pipeway; each player must try to shoot it into the rooftop goals. It richochets off the walls and floor at great speed, and is quite capable of knocking a player off his feet. Each player is restrained by a piece of elastic which constantly pulls him backwards. Players hold a catcher in each hand and the ball can be caught in this by pressing the fire button. Pressing fire again shoots the ball back into play. You can also use the catcher to hit your opponent! Status bars monitor both players' energy levels - collisions with the wall, the ball or the opponent sap energy, but it can be regained by taking a brief rest on-court. Using too much energy results in temporary paralysis. There's also a time limit of two halves of 90 seconds each, represented by the centre bottom hourglass.


"An interesting, playable game".


75% (CRASH #29, June 1986)


A curious game - worth looking at for its oddness if nothing else!


Up	- 1
Down	- 2
Left	- 3
Right	- 4
Fire	- 5

Nettverksgruppa, 10/9-94,