Another in our series of retro video games, this time we are looking at my favorite game Speedball 2 Brutal Deluxe. This is an awesome game that follows a simple premise, based on a violent futuristic cyberpunk sport that draws on elements of handball and ice hockey, and rewards violent plays as well as goals. The game was originally based on the 1975 film Rollerball. In the game you are charged with taking the team Brutal Deluxe through the leagues to the top. The game was originally developed by The Bitmap Brothers. Who can forget chants of Ice Cream! Ice Cream!.
It is sad I know, I am getting so excited about reminiscing about a old video game. But this game was slick, original, had great graphics for the platforms that they were originally developed for and the game play was fantastic.
Now I know there are a lot of hard core gamers who play this on Amiga Emulators, who still get a boner from a game like this. I am not one of those people, those people usually have the social skills of a wall flower with the personality to go with, probably have wasted their lives in their geek universe. They must be still waiting for the Miss Right to come along to replace Miss right hand.
There have some versions of the game release since the original, but none has been able to match the appeal or the game play of the Speedball 2 Brutal Deluxe.
At the time of writing, there are plans to release a version for the IOS platform which obviously means both Ipad and Iphone owners (like me) who do like to live in the past and enjoy great gaming are going to very happy indeed.
Now enough of me being indulgent in a game I used to play for hours. Let me get back to the reason I am talking about Speedball, the video game shirts. Now I have been looking for a while for some great Speedball 2 t shirts and I think I have 2 below, all of which are great quality with excellent prints on quality cotton shirts. I have even listed one to avoid.
Now even with my biased opinion of the game Speedball 2, there are some retro video game shirts that are based on the game that I would avoid, like the one below, this one looks like the type of shirt that only people who care about speedball and sex by themselves. Let me know what you think of all of these shirts.