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Developer(s) GRIN
Publisher(s) Xicat Interactive (Microsoft Windows)
Triotech Amusement (Arcade)
Linux Game Publishing (Linux)
Engine Diesel Engine
Platform(s) Arcade, Linux, Windows
Release date EU October 19, 2001[1]
NA November 6, 2001[1]
NA January 2002 (Arcade)[2]
June 7, 2007 (Linux)[3]
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer (8 players max.)
Rating(s) ELSPA: 3+
ESRB: Everyone
Cabinet Unique sit-down design

Ballistics is a futuristic racing computer game developed by GRIN and published by Xicat Interactive in 2001. GRIN developed an arcade version of the game, released in 2002 featuring a unique reclined seating position cabinet by Triotech Amusement. Players race across seven different tracks in various leagues against other competitors on high-speed hoverbikes.

The game was GRIN's first to be released, and featured the first version of their Diesel game engine. GRIN worked closely with NVIDIA to incorporate then new technologies into the game, and was marketed as one of the flagship titles for the GeForce 3 Series of graphics cards.

Critical reaction was generally favourable, with reviewers being impressed by the beauty of the graphics and the thrilling depiction of speed. They were however, slightly disappointed with the shallow nature of the gameplay. A newer version of the arcade game was released in 2003, incorporating motion simulator technology into the arcade cabinet.


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[edit] Demo version

[edit] HexCheat

In order to arrive in the demo version of Ballistics at a " reasonable" vehicle, one must open the Savegame of the desired driver with a Hexeditor and modify the following off sets:

0000000B modify ff 0000000D " " ff in ff 0000000C " "

Already one has $ on the account over 16 millions.

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Press Release: Fellow speedfreaks, it is now official!. GRIN (2001-10-18). Retrieved on 2009-09-03. Archived on 2005-02-12.
  2. Sheila McGovern (2002-04). Off to the races (PDF). The Gazette. Retrieved on 2009-09-03.
  3. LGP News Archive - June 7 2007 entry. Linux Game Publishing (2007-06-07). Retrieved on 2009-09-03.
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