This is one of two mind blowing games released by LucasFilm for the 5200 and Atari 8bit systems in 1984 (the other was Rescue on Fractalus). To my knowledge, games weren't released until 1986 due to the crash of video games.
3097, point of zero gravity in the binary star system Kalaxon and Kalamar. On the smooth surface of an artificial asteroid, the final round of the Interstellar Ballblazer Championship is taking place - the greatest space tournament of all time! For the first time, a creature from planet Earth has made it through all the qualifying rounds and won the right to represent its nation in the final of the tournament!
Ballblazer is a futuristic space football game, simple and fast. For its time, the game is revolutionary, and here's why. The screen is divided into 2 parts, each of which shows the playing field as it is seen by the player and his opponent. The graphics are quite smooth, and do not cause any complaints. Two boats are trying to score the ball into the opponent's moving goal. The sound and music is also beyond praise. The controls are so precise that I often found myself not thinking about them at all, which means a lot, especially for the Atari 5200 system, where the controls are not all right.
According to Atari sources, the game's working title was "Topsy Turvy".