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August 8, 2008 8:45 PM   Subscribe

Two slimes. One circle. Infinite addiction. Welcome to the world of Slimeball.

Slime Volleyball, AKA "One Slime", is the old standby, but scads of mods and variants have proliferated over time:

Two-player Slime Volleyball, with stats and uniforms and game-modifying codes
Power Slime, a Volleyball variant where the players are given random special abilities

Slime Soccer, Slime Space Soccer, Slime Bowling, Slime Tennis, Slime Ice Hockey, and Slime Basketball
Slime Dodgeball and Slime Rugby, two games with magnetic play in which slimes can "pick up" the ball on their domes and toss them across the field.
Slime Cricket and Slime Boxing, too.

Have you proven yourself unworthy? Search for winning strategies on the SlimeWiki.
Or just vent your frustrations to your fellow Inferior Human Controlled Slimes on the Slime Forum.

And finally, an (aging) online solution for enterprising Mefites itching to deliver a virtual smackdown.
posted by Rhaomi (16 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Holy crap, I forgot all about this game. I'm just as terrible at it now as I was lo those many years ago.

Thanks for the post -- I love the wiki!
posted by danb at 9:06 PM on August 8, 2008


I remember these games. These were the only games that we could get past the school security site. I wasted a lot of class time playing these. We even had tournaments when the teacher was out of the room and the loser had to go to the machines and buy everybody soda.
posted by lilkeith07 at 9:47 PM on August 8, 2008


(c) 1953 Daniel Wedge

Wow, they don't make 'em like they used to.
posted by Orange Pamplemousse at 9:51 PM on August 8, 2008


Arrrrgh. I hate you so much, white slime.
posted by Kronoss at 11:22 PM on August 8, 2008


I am humbled that one of my early MeFi posts (from 2001!) has been included in this roundup.
posted by davidmsc at 12:33 AM on August 9, 2008


The black slime, its serving technique reads me like a book.
posted by Hollow at 12:34 AM on August 9, 2008


This brings back the emotional agony of PE class in totally geeky way. Um, yeah, thanks for that. What's next, a low-res game where the coach elects team leaders and the team leaders pick who they want on their teams and you're the absolute last to be picked?

(Whining aside, it was kinda fun, and the AI seems pretty neat).
posted by treepour at 1:09 AM on August 9, 2008


Yes! I scored a point!
posted by Citizen Premier at 2:14 AM on August 9, 2008


Thank you for inspiring me to put my fist through a bloody fucking wall. I apparently have some lingering issues around failure and humiliation. Anybody got some spare drywall mud?
posted by darksasami at 2:27 AM on August 9, 2008


Who needs to score points? I'm just happy when I get it over the net.
posted by Nedroid at 7:05 AM on August 9, 2008


Ahh, I thought this post was about John Edwards.
posted by jenkinsEar at 9:21 AM on August 9, 2008


I cannot score a single freakin' point against the pathetic white slime. I suck.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:42 PM on August 9, 2008


To paraphrase Evan in Superbad: Well that was..fun..I mean what the fuck..why do they make the game..you know if you can't even..you know..win.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 4:13 PM on August 9, 2008


The trick is to throw your computer across the room in a fit of rage.
posted by AdamFlybot at 6:21 AM on August 10, 2008


I've never heard of any of this stuff, but this is amazing. Thank you.

I think Slime Tennis is the real jewel here. The learning curve is still kinda steep, but it's a lot better than volleyball. My first match I got crushed 3-1, but the second time I tried on clay court and played to a grueling 8-6 loss. Now I have to go check out the other ones...
posted by Muffpub at 9:58 AM on August 10, 2008


Two-player slime volleyball made my Junior High computer class fun. That, and wandering around with cameras. Can't remember anything else we did, actually.
posted by mismatched at 4:00 PM on August 10, 2008


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