Threadspace: Hyperbol review

What the hell's a hyperbol?

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    2D gameplay better than expected

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    Multiplayer rocks

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    Unique and involving


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    Sometimes a little too hectic

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    May not be suitable for everyone

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    Non-3D space may turn you off

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Aug 29, 2007

The trouble with space is it’s all three-dimensional. You think you’re doing pretty well in a scrap, and then it turns out there’s an enemy Battlecruiser and 42 legions of their finest fighters descending on you from above.

ThreadSpace: Hyperbol does away with such unpleasantness by limiting play to a two-dimensional plane. Yes, you’re a spaceship, but you slide about like some sort of rocket-powered game of intergalactic curling. This all works tremendously well mind you, and to the game’s distinct advantage.

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DescriptionThreadspace: Hyperbol is so completely unique that it's simply a joy working out how to play the damned thing, while the gameplay remains generally hectic-but-thrilling.
US censor rating"Everyone 10+"
UK censor rating"Rating Pending"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)