/ Rare Gamer | Balls-Out


Following the extremely positive reception of Killer Instinct, critical praise of Super Battletoads and questionable cult status of X The Ball, the next coin-op release from Rare would bring the balls back with Balls-Out. Originally envisioned as a racing title, a prototype was developed using Rare's custom arcade hardware. However, the wanning interest in Arcades prompted Rare to abandon their coin-op efforts entirely, shifting their focus onto console gaming. Balls-Out was an unfortunate casualty of this decision, its legacy reflective of declining arcades and Rare's affinity for suggestive game titles.