I found a simple but fun game called Curveball (requires Flash) on one girl’s life. Be careful, it can be insidiously addictive.


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  1. So far my high is 23380 (level 8).

    Comment by dan on May 12, 2003 @ 12:04 am
  2. 21170 (lvl 7). Damn you, now I won’t get any more work done today ;o)

    Comment by Kristian on May 12, 2003 @ 5:46 am
  3. I played for a couple of seconds and got bored. I was never one for computer games. I once received an atari for christmas and it just sat there. I think it stems from my childhood and seeing my friends sitting for hours in front of those things while I was outside playing. If I’m on the computer I want to be doing something that fulfilling. I’m a downer huh? 8-(

    Comment by jason on May 12, 2003 @ 6:33 am
  4. You’re loss Jason! If you had played Atari like all the other kids, you would understand how pac-man can influence the education of ones’ life. He’s chased by ghosts and he gets to eat a ton. So far… fairly close to real life. But here is where it gets really scary. When he’s a good pac-man and eats his fruit, he actually gets to chase those same ghosts, and get paid for each one he eats. How many other games hit it so close to real life?

    Comment by Mel on May 12, 2003 @ 10:36 am
  5. Jason,

    I’ve never been into video games for the same reasons. People don’t understand why I’m not interested in Xbox, LAN parties, etc. I’d just rather be doing something else.

    Comment by scott on May 12, 2003 @ 11:29 am
  6. After several more attempts, I was only able to beat my old high score by 20 points (23400), but it was in level 7.

    Comment by dan on May 12, 2003 @ 11:22 pm
  7. I just got my high score of 24405, on level 8.

    Comment by Keith on July 30, 2003 @ 9:01 am
  8. i got to lvl 9

    Comment by master on September 30, 2003 @ 12:48 pm
  9. 29170

    Comment by master on September 30, 2003 @ 12:49 pm
  10. you all suck. i got to lvl. 10 and got 40564 ha ha ha ha

    Comment by vettemaster3 on October 20, 2003 @ 5:16 pm
  11. Prove it.

    Comment by dan on October 20, 2003 @ 5:57 pm
  12. This is one of the only curveball games that work at our school computers. hahaha

    Comment by nate on October 21, 2003 @ 3:52 pm
  13. after about 100000000000 games (its like all i do)

    my high score is 46379 on lvl 11


    Comment by Ari on November 12, 2003 @ 4:42 pm
  14. well i like chicken soup just talking bout it makes me hungry yum………..

    Comment by Nathaniel on December 2, 2003 @ 9:43 am
  15. If i may ask you all what was the highest level yu aced a starting hit on? I was able to ace up till level 7 with a high score on level ten of 31000

    Comment by Bandit on December 12, 2003 @ 7:15 pm
  16. 日本語でかいています。
    (I am writing in Japanese)
    and i got to level 12

    Comment by R. Diesel on December 19, 2003 @ 3:32 pm
  17. crap, the japanese did not work, whatever

    Comment by R. Dizzle on December 19, 2003 @ 3:33 pm
  18. It worked for me (at least I can see the Japanese characters).

    Comment by dan on December 19, 2003 @ 3:57 pm
  19. cool

    Comment by Dizz on December 20, 2003 @ 6:46 pm
  20. my max score so far is about 27000. Any way you could slow down the game to make it easier and get ridiculous scores?

    Comment by nothing btr2 do on January 20, 2004 @ 4:28 am
  21. my max score so far is about 27000. Any way you could slow down the game to make it easier and get ridiculous scores?

    Comment by nothing btr2 do on January 20, 2004 @ 4:28 am
  22. Basically, buy a 486… maybe then it’ll be slow enough to cheat. Boring as hell, but slow. *looks back on the 486 days* I had the internet on that baby! Took half an hour to load a page… erm… yeah, better… stop talking now.

    Comment by Kumi on January 20, 2004 @ 8:37 am
  23. new personal high score on lvl 9- 30685

    Comment by kview on May 4, 2004 @ 10:21 am
  24. Hi, I got 37325 points in lvl 9 ;)
    you can check my score at
    if you want ;)
    Any of you, who got more points, can u prove it?
    And I’m NOT using a 486er or anything you could compare with it ^^
    keep training, this game is fun :)

    Comment by Icy on May 12, 2004 @ 9:00 am
  25. this game has me hooked.. i cant get past level 8.. i will be up all night..

    Comment by ashley on June 16, 2004 @ 12:39 am
  26. seriously I cant get past lvl 8. I’ve gotten two wins on it but thats as far as i can get. high score is 27790 for me =/


    Comment by Hawk on August 20, 2004 @ 9:37 pm
  27. dang i cant get past lvl 9… actually i cant score on lvl 9…

    Comment by Dude on February 28, 2005 @ 6:57 pm
  28. Does anyone know who programmed this game? How many levels are there? Personally level 9 was quite tough – I can’t actually score on it. 30255 is my highest score.

    Comment by Len on April 24, 2005 @ 6:43 am
  29. i’ve been playing curveball for about a year or so. i can get to level 9 with all my lives but i have yet to score on level 9. any strategies?

    Comment by steve on September 9, 2005 @ 11:15 am
  30. Keep practicing.

    Comment by dan on September 10, 2005 @ 3:15 pm
  31. Anyone reached level 10 yet? I have not been able to pass level 9 – I’ve scored once on level 9, over a few games…just have not passed it. If you view the source code in notepad, you will see it goes up to 10 only – but dunno if anyone has finished it.

    Comment by Red on October 6, 2005 @ 9:04 am

    Comment by Curveball GOD on November 7, 2005 @ 11:15 am
  33. Heh level 8 is my highest. Just started playing last night. I was one win away from advancing to level 9.

    Comment by Twitch on December 16, 2005 @ 10:36 pm
  34. dang… i can get up to level 8 with all my lives but i’ve never scored. i wonder what happens when you win…

    Comment by strike9 on December 25, 2005 @ 2:31 pm
  35. my best is two wins on lvl9 (done it 3-4 times) and score 37000+something. I’ve cheated my way to lvl10 and it seems that the enemy paddle gets instantly behind the ball whenever you hit it… BUT i’ve noticed a bug in the game: sometimes when the ball has just hit the wall with high velocity before falling on the enemy paddle you score. Can anyone else confirm this? Maybe one can use this “exploit” to beat lvl10.

    Comment by rusk on January 29, 2006 @ 1:33 pm
  36. Level ten. Sadly I haven’t been able to do it again…

    Comment by Mike on February 17, 2006 @ 10:10 pm
  37. hi to all, my name is josh, and i programmed the game (curveball) and i can safely tell you that at lvl 15 the ball turns red and spins at twice the rate and at level 17 its turns blue, lvl 18 green, 19 black (really hard to see) and finally level 20 white and the computer has two paddle hitters.
    glad u like the game guys.

    Comment by jb on April 26, 2006 @ 7:26 am
  38. Bullsh–. I throttled my CPU by 80% to slow the game down by 5 times and after playing an hour straight on level 9 not once did the red paddle miss. It’s impossible to get passed level 9, or even get a ball past the red paddle. If you say you did then I say you’re a liar!

    Comment by LiesYouGotPassedLevel9 on May 29, 2006 @ 7:57 am
  39. Hi guys!

    I’m playing curveball since 3 month and I think I’ve turned into a freak. My all-time Highscore is 38695. But I’m sure 40000 is possible. I never reached level 10 so far, but that is also possible. I managed to kill the Computer twice in level 9. But lvl 9 is insane, I have to admit.

    Comment by Heinz on July 7, 2006 @ 3:24 am
  40. The secret to beat lvl 9 is to curve the ball from right to left. You have to get the ball bouncing from one side to other as fast as possible. It’s somehow like a lottery then, but if you hit the ball you’ve got good chances to beat the enemy.

    Comment by Heinz on July 7, 2006 @ 3:30 am
  41. somebody mentioned slowing it down.
    how is that possible?

    Comment by toke on August 24, 2006 @ 10:18 pm
  42. you’re all douchebages! that bloke who reckons he programmed the game…you’re the ultimate douche…i’ve got a trophy lined up for you and everything…it says ‘Josh- the biggest douche in the universe.’

    you can’t win on level 9…accept it, move on and play a different game

    peace out

    Comment by Joe on October 5, 2006 @ 4:48 am
  43. My new highscore is 41055. And I promise I didn’t throttle down my CPU or cheated in any other way. You can check it out at, I’ve also got a sreenshot to prove it. @Joe: Trust me, it is possible. It’s damn hard, but possible. @ josh: shut your bloody trap!

    Comment by Heinz on October 13, 2006 @ 5:22 am
  44. After playing for a little under a year, I finally beat level 9 this past Friday. I’m pretty sure Heinz saw it before it got reset. Here’s a couple screenshots:

    Comment by Pharon on October 16, 2006 @ 11:08 am
  45. I’ve only beaten level 8 one time and i only had one life left. So Level nine took care of me easily. I’m willing to side with Pharon on this. I think to beat level 9 is hard as hell ,but possible. But after that level ten is pretty much unbeatable. Props to you if you beat level 8 and especially if u beat level 9. BTW, high scores don’t matter because you can ace all the way until level 7, diminishing your score. The levels are all that matters.

    Comment by Jacob on December 15, 2006 @ 8:55 pm
  46. Has Anyone Found Proper Cheats Yet That You Dont Have To Get All Technical???????

    Quite Frankly I Cant Be @ssed To Go Through All The Hassle Of Script Codes etc…


    Comment by Rob on December 25, 2006 @ 1:41 pm
  47. Hello all, i know noone has commented on this in like 6 months, but just wanted to ask people what they thought the highest possible curveball scores could be, and if they kno of any really highscores, and can prove it. I want to see if anyone can prove a score higher than 44k, if not than that would make me the best curveball player ever.

    Comment by Call Me Bones on June 26, 2007 @ 12:04 pm
  48. the code only goes up to level 10. stop lying people.

    Comment by miles on November 16, 2007 @ 8:12 am
  49. new highscore 45300

    Comment by Call Me Bones on November 27, 2007 @ 8:59 am
  50. my score is 40095. Once in a blue moon, I score 1 time against lvl 9. I always play on good computers without slowing them down.

    Comment by Buch on December 11, 2007 @ 4:34 pm
  51. i think i am dealing with a cheat , he went from an average of 25000 to as he says fluking a score of 37800 twice in a row which i think is pure bullshit , if i recall correctly he said he got to level 11 which if what i read on here is true there isnt a level 11 , i am finding it difficult to call him out as a liar as all it does is make me look like a sore looser but i have been playing this game for a couple of years on my friends forum and been the champion with scores in the range of 33000

    i set out with great determination to beat this guy but even though i aced all teh lower levels and doing my best to hit the ball deaqd center of the paddle so you get more points no matter what i did at level nine it became insane although i did manage to hold on a while i couldnt beat teh computer

    my system is pretty fast so i went into bios and slowed it down , along with that i took out a stick of ram and also made sure my computer had a full work load on by raring/compressing 3 large iso files of movies each been 4.7gb so that it would slow down my computer long enough to complete the game

    what a surprise the game slows down and i mean slows down a lot although a little jerky and you can be caught off guard by this but it is a lot easier to hit the ball dead center getting higher points eachtime you hit it

    one thing thati have noticed is that after a certain amount of points has been scored on a level it seems as though it isnt adding points anymore so i am not %100 on this but i think there is only a certain amount of points that can be got on each level

    there is as far as i know no way of proving somone has cheated so i will keep my mouth shut on my friends forum and take great pride in the fact that some one was sad enough to actualy need to cheat to prove himself in a piddly little flash game

    Comment by snozzler29 on January 18, 2008 @ 4:52 am
  52. I got to level 10 70432 points

    Comment by Dru on January 18, 2008 @ 7:08 pm
  53. To cheat when the game is at Gameover right click, then hit Back do this 6 times to get one life……thus my score /\

    Comment by Dru on January 18, 2008 @ 7:10 pm
  54. I have tried everyday first period since September to get passed level 8, and I have had no success.

    Comment by My Name really isn't joe on January 23, 2008 @ 3:24 pm
  55. Read the source code…………..Curveball only goes to level 10!!!!

    Comment by M3 on January 30, 2008 @ 8:11 am
  56. I just got to level 12, I am a curveball god.

    Comment by Sachin on February 1, 2008 @ 1:55 am
  57. ooo yeah boiiis i got to level 20 haha

    Comment by hott stuff on April 14, 2008 @ 8:18 am
  58. I have been playing this game for a few years and finally got to level 20 with the black ball. 120,780 points. if you dont believe me comment me and i will load a screen shot me before i start in level 20.

    Comment by Miko on April 27, 2008 @ 4:22 pm
  59. i got 26000 lvl 8

    Comment by ownz on May 29, 2008 @ 3:35 pm
  60. youre all retarded cause there are only 10 levels so stfu

    Comment by FAGGOTS on June 11, 2008 @ 6:14 am
  61. I’m a curveball king

    your all DOUCHES for even playing this game I got to level 10 knocking 2 lives out with a score of 53500

    level 10 is the last level

    Comment by Curveball King on October 10, 2008 @ 5:05 am
  62. i got to level 13 and my score was 41390

    Comment by george on January 7, 2009 @ 5:46 am
  63. I am the biggest loser ever and I got to level 17. Mullin rules!

    Comment by Steve Mullin on February 24, 2010 @ 10:53 am
  64. lol to all you people that are saying “f— you theres only 10 levels…blablabla….” to be honest, level 10 is beatable, and after that is does say “level 11”. but the second u hit the ball it glitches to the bottom right corner and you are no longer able to hit it. i know because i cheated my way to level 10 and turned the difficulty down a notch just so i could see for myself :p.

    Comment by Ryan on November 8, 2010 @ 2:42 pm
  65. There is a hack that you can reach any level whether 10, 11, 50, 257 with infinite lives.

    Follow these steps carefully:
    First, play normally until you run out of lives. When it says ‘Game Over’, press ‘Ctrl’ and the left key six times, and you get an extra life. If you happen to beat your opponent, it will still say ‘Game Over’. Just push ‘Ctrl’ and left six times again and you will have another life and the opponent will still lose theirs.
    Warning: Even though the game says you have four lives, you only have one. Keep doing this until you get bored and sick of it.

    I know a friend who did this and smashed all of your scores. Score: 663920(!!) Level: 34

    Comment by Hackmaster on December 5, 2010 @ 4:02 pm
  66. Hackmaster the game stops at level 10. Don’t believe me? Look up my video: beating Curveball level 10.

    Comment by MoldYeller on November 29, 2016 @ 10:27 pm

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