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[[caption-width-right:350:''Challenge the Skyscraper'']]

'''Roller Ball''' is a DigitalPinballTable created by HAL Laboratory, Inc. It was released in 1984 for the {{MSX}}, then subsequently ported to the NintendoEntertainmentSystem in 1988.

As with many other pinball video games of the time, there is no theme or objective beyond [[ScoringPoints achieving a high score.]] The playfield is several screens tall, with FlipScreenScrolling to follow the ball when it goes off a screen. The NES version also features "Match Game", a simultaneous two-player competitive mode played on a single playfield with two sets of flippers.

The game is notable for its smooth action and (reasonably) realistic ball physics, giving it an authenticity that eluded other pinball video games of the time.

''For the 1975 BloodSport film starring James Caan, [[Film/{{Rollerball}} click here.]]''

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!''Roller Ball'' demonstrates the following tropes:

* BigApplesauce[=/=]EiffelTowerEffect: The NES version is set among a New York City skyscraper, and the StatueOfLiberty is visible in the foreground.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder[=/=]PlayerVersusPlayer: "Match Game", where two players compete on a single symmetrical playfield. Hitting targets would transfer points from one player to another; the game ends when one player's score is completely eliminated.
* FlipScreenScrolling
* InNameOnly: Despite sharing the same name and many game rules, the NES version of ''Roller Ball'' is significantly different from the MSX version, with a completely different playfield, a new bonus screen, and a gratuitous New York skyscraper setting.
* NoPlotNoProblem
* RandomDrop: Getting three identical symbols on the slot machine yields a reward.
* SpellingBonus: On the bonus screen of the NES version, the player must spell S-K-Y-H-I-G-H to turn the rollovers into bumpers, then hit them all to either get an extra ball or increase the bonus multiplier.
* TopDownView