Ballz 3D: Fighting at Its Ballziest (Prototype)

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Ballz 3D: Fighting at Its Ballziest (Prototype)
Build name N/A
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date January 1, 2022
Origin EPROM cartridge
Labels N/A
Game Ballz 3D: Fighting at its Ballziest
System SNES
Genre Fighting
Final build JP Mar 7, 1995
EU Unreleased
US Sep 20, 1994
Release date JP Apr 28, 1995
EU Unreleased
US Nov 1994
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A prototype of Ballz 3D: Fighting at Its Ballziest for the SNES.


The Cutting Room Floor research
  • Early prototype.
  • Cave Logic logo screen is missing the trademark symbol.
  • The Licensed by Nintendo is larger in this build.
  • The Ballz and PF. Magic, Inc. trademarks are larger in this build.
  • The animation with Boomer over the PF. Magic logo doesn't occur in this build, but instead starts after the logo disappears.
  • Boomer falls off center onto the arena in this build. The arena itself is using a different floor. If you sit at the intro screen long enough, the game will soft crash.
  • The logo and title screen is completely different. In this build, the title screen is grayscale with the title all in lower case and is missing the trademark symbol. The title of the game in the prototype is "ballz", while it's "3D Ballz" in the final. The main menu is off center.
  • The options menu is completely different in this build.
  • The palletes can sometimes get messed up during gameplay.
  • The match never ends during the post title screen demo sequences.
  • The "Select Your Fighter" part of the character select screen is using a different design that's harder to read in this build.
  • Different floor texture on most of the stages.



File Type Date Size Comment SHA-1
Ballz 3D - Fighting at Its Ballziest (Prototype).smc ROM file 2018-01-02 04:00:00 1 MB ROM file. 85546e6aaa9c0abec060ae8e41d41918e127679e


Special thanks to Frank Cifaldi at the Video Game History Foundation and the anonymous donor for this part of the lot! A huge thanks to ehw for researching this prototype!

See also