The packed seats in the auditorium fall into silence of anticipation. The players then poise themselves onto the playing field; each player is covered head to toe enough attire to protect them through moderate sized nuclear explosions. Each of them waits for the moment in his own way with some bouncing back and forth lightly, others praying while others force down the urge to vomit. Time stretches out to eternity as the 2 opposing teams to come face each other while coiling in a way similar to snakes that is ready to strike, waiting for the perfect moment. The ball then bursts forth with a single explosion in the middle of the field. The silence transforms to a cacophony of thunderous cheers and crunches and. It is time to play Crunchball 3000.
ABOUT THE GAME
Crunchball 3000 is a sports game. The twist in the game is that it is a fictional sport that is played in the distant future. Although its setting is more of science fiction than reality, many players should be able to find at least few familiar items since Crunchball 3000 is patterned in way similar to real and contemporary games of soccer and hockey.
HOW TO PLAY
In general, there are 2 teams of 10 that are pitted against one another with one ball placed between them. You score points in the game by driving the ball towards the opposing team`s goal using any means possible. You can opt to run it in or even throw it in. You can manage to get tackled and then let the ball to fumble on its own. You will use the [WASD] keys in order to run the player you have currently highlighted. The [G] key is used to tackle or in throwing the ball in case you have it. The [H] key is used to pass the ball or change players in defense. Finally, the [J] key is used to cycle through the formations that you have selected for the players.
Once the game comes to an end, it is time for the player to take off the pads and then put on the hat of your coach. In between the games, you will have to buy new gear, direct practice and also trade players at the end of every season. If you are smart, you will be keeping a close eye on your own stats and even those of the opponents because the way you prepare off-field is equally important to what happens on the field.
SUCCESS OF THE GAME
Crunchball’s success is largely due to the fact that the fictional sport is a streamlined rendition of several real ones. Hockey, basketball, and soccer are the ancestors of this futuristic blood sport, but by omitting most of the rules, not only was the game easier to produce, I’m sure, but it’s easier for the casual player to pick up and enjoy. It is at once new and exciting, but familiar enough to not throw people off.
Crunchball 3000 has one weakness as a sports game. It does not offer much depth in adapting as well as developing strategies. Even though there is a number of formations, as one progresses from the lowly 3rd tier to the 1st, you only need to employ a single strategy so as to rack up a very impressive lifetime record
If you are a big fan of sports games and you have been dying for a game to play at work while on break then Crunchball 3000 is the perfect game. Even if you are not really into sports games, it still boasts a bit of accessibility. Therefore, gear up, stretch out, warm up and pay no mind to anything that gives you the evil eye. Scars normally build character and you have got no time to be scared. Are you ready for Crunchball 3000?