Battle Spheres                                                                                                     
RR: 7.0
Sharpknux makes his debut here with a different, difficult-to-describe arena.  Do you remember the leaping from space-island to space-island needed to get towards the final flag in Asteroid Speedblast?  Well, thankfully you don't drift off into hard vacuum and perish here, but the original idea may have come from that.  I don't know how it would work as the site for a multi-player battle, but trying to hop up the spiral of islands solo is very difficult, frustrating and addictive.  There are two different spirals in two similar areas, linked by something a bit more normal, and of course getting to the top brings you rewards like the doubler, whomper, megapower, shield... you name it!
          Full marks for originality; it looks pretty, too, and for a single player is a fun way to pass the time.  Fighting here would be fun too, but would make the place less of a one-off; try to hop up the spiral while being shot at?  You must be joking...