Download the original Jezzball

First published on June 3, 2006

The original Jezzball

Remember this game? I think I last saw it on Windows 95 (I could be wrong). Now it has all but disappeared. Anyway, try and eliminate space on the playing area without getting hit by the bouncing balls.

For those with Windows XP who are having troubles, it might be because XP has a built-in zip viewer. Try unzipping all of the files to a separate folder before running Jezzball.


227 Responses to “Download the original Jezzball”

  1. Arnab says:

    Jezzball is amazing. What are the origins of its name?

  2. Melissa says:

    Oh my goodness! I had forgotten that this game even existed! Thanks for bringing it back!

  3. Brandon says:

    you are a lifesaver! i’ve been looking for this for a very long time….THANKS!!!

  4. Rachel says:

    I, too, looked “everywhere” for this, with no luck. Thanks!

  5. mark says:

    Help Please!

    I’ve been searching & searching for the original JezzBall (and the original does not have advertisements). I finally gave up, and found this window left on my screen ~ it looks like “it” got found, and i do not know where to look. So, WHERE may i download the original Jezzball (without ads)? Please?

    Mahalo Mucho,

    P.S. Any idea what the highest score on Jezz is? It’s been years since i played, but i was well over 5 mil for my high. thanks again!

  6. Peter says:

    Hi Mark,

    You just have to click on the image in order to download the zip file containing Jezzball.

  7. Manda says:

    Thank you so much!!! I too had looked, actually for about three years I have looked for this! So many thanks to you!

  8. Craig Fellows says:

    Thanks. I have been looking forever. I just love this game. Now I will save it to CD.

    This is absolutely the greatest !!!!!

  9. sophia verbraeken says:

    i’v been trying for ever to download this game,bin looking for it for a long time, maybe i found it,, if i did,,i don’t know how to thank you.

  10. roxann says:

    benn looking for this thanks so much

  11. 8 ball says:

    Marvelous. I have been searching for this for ages. I found many clones none of which are apatch on the original. It was indeed Windows 95. I spent many hours playing this game. thanks to youI will be able to do so again. You are a Star. Big Big thumbs up. ;-)

  12. Gaurav Arora says:

    Thanx a lot d00d…i was hunting for this all over the net..jezball rox!!!

  13. robert says:

    ………….i have been looking for this since i thought about it for 5 years and thanx to you guys i am back to playing the best game ever made……i would totally play this more than halo and will…..

  14. Kyla says:

    You are amazing!! This has been an impossible find until now. You are my savior!! Jezzball ultimate doesn’t even compare to the original!!!

  15. Shawn says:

    I CANT BELIEVE IT!!!! You are the shit. I cant believe you have this game. And you provide it for FREE!!! I downloaded it and it worked perfect on XP. Thank you so much for sharing. The world is a better place because of you. Thanks again. I havent played this since we had windows 95.

  16. William says:

    howdy, thanks for having jezz for download, forgot about the game and my daughter asked me if i had it, i initially downloaded it from a site, but it wasnt the origninal and had a craPPY search bar attached (was damn hard to get rid of but I am smarter than they thought, its gone!)now i have the original thx to yu and will pass on your website, thx again

  17. Sharon says:

    Hi, I thought my dreams had been answered – like all, I want the original Jezzball in the worst way. It downloaded fine, unzipped fine, but will not work with 64-bit technology unless someone knows a secret.

    If it becomes available for 64-bit, please let me know. Thank you.

  18. Sioux says:

    Thankyou so very much for this wonderful little game. I am a grandmother of five but I still love to play this game and find it very relaxing. Thankyou again :-)

  19. Sp5rx says:

    well if some one gets the error the file wep4util.dll is not found then open the zip file mark or choose the files and paste them into a folder,file by file..The file that is written in the error must bu in the same folder as the jezzball.exe..
    By the way thanks for the game mate

  20. Denise says:

    thank you so much!

  21. Chad says:

    Hi, I’d just like to thank you so much for the game. I had Windows 3.1when I last played this, probably 5-7 years ago.


  22. Belinda says:

    Thank you sooooo much for this! I have been looking high and low for this as well! Once I get Pipedream, I’ll be all set!

  23. Steve says:

    thank you so much. i have been looking for this and all i can find are these new versions. all i’ve wanted was the classic version. you have just made my christmas!

  24. SteveO says:

    DUDE!!!! This is awesome!! I thought that jezzball dissapeared from the face of the earth…..was I wrong or what?! Thanks a million!!!!!

  25. Brennan says:

    I LOVE JEZZBALL! I went to ever site on fricken google loking for classic jezzball and all i got were the gay imposters! THANKS!!!

  26. Nicola says:

    I’ve downloaded everything and unzipped but it says that the program isn’t suited for my computer =(

    What to do?

  27. andrew says:

    where can i get origanl jezzball pleas any 1 help me pleas

    youre andrew

  28. Wylie says:

    Hey guys, click on the image!

  29. dave says:

    hey i have NO clue where to click to download it.. PLEASE HELP ME! i love this game and cant find it anywhere

  30. Jeffery says:

    I think this game is awesome game to have and play.

  31. Gizmo says:

    Heyts post ur scores

  32. Silverstar says:

    Thank you! My life is complete now that I have JezzBall.

  33. MACLEOD says:

    Agghhh, thank you… i have been searching endlessly for this little piece of joy…. i too had a windows 95 at home and also had one a school and played this game all the time… i love it … peace out …

  34. Sheila says:

    Ive been looking for this for ages…..ive tried copying it from work to my home pc (dont hv the disk) and i cant do it…ive tried clicking the download on here and it doesnt do anything…:-( ive got windows XP…HELP!!!!! im tearing my hair out now ive found it and cant use it…..can anyone help?

  35. Sheila says:

    OMG…ive done it…phewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww yippeeeeeee… i thick or what! PLease dont answer that! lol
    Thanx again…Everyone enjoy! :-)

  36. Tommy says:

    this game is sooo hard to find but you saved my inner child I can now play jezz ball and remember the good old days…although there is a computer at my school that still runs 95 and has the game but when i start it up, it sound’s horrable for any computer… anyways thanks for reviving my inner child.

  37. shayla Hill says:

    I’ve been looking for the classic jezzball for forever
    it’s so addictive.
    But I couldn’t find it online
    they only had that “Ultimate Jezzball Deluxe” crap
    thanks =)

  38. kash says:

    332,350 is my highest score

  39. Kitana says:

    I am so glad to have found this, I’ve been talking about it to my friends forever, and now they too can know the joy of Jezzball that I knew when I was a kid with my first PC.

  40. ET says:

    For those wondering how to downloads this, just click on the jezzball photo

  41. laura says:

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Old school jezzball is so much better than all of these new versions out there. Great for procrastination, too :). There’s something strangely satisfying about boxing those bouncing balls in.

    Thank you very much!

    And, for all those xp-ers who can’t get the jezzball to work– I just created a new folder and moved all of the files into that folder. Then you can play! It’s as simple as that.

  42. Bank says:

    Thank you so much, i find the original JEZZBALL for a long time.

  43. Dana says:

    Thank you for making this game available! I was so excited when I found your site. I downloaded, unzipped the files, and started to play JEZZBALL (YAY!), but the movement of the balls was choppy. They’ll move a couple of spaces, freeze, then move a couple of more spaces. I read the notes on your site about Windows XP, thinking maybe there would be something listed, then I remembered that my husband installed Windows Vista! I don’t know if this is something that will be able to be fixed or not. Does anyone else have this problem? or is it just me as usual?

  44. Candi says:

    I looked for this game forever. thanks!!!!!!!!

  45. kirsten Vincent says:

    omg this game pwnes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i luv thiz stoof its better than having a level 54 dward with a plus 8 axe mase!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. Ericka Eubanks says:

    I had spent hours searching on the web to find this original jezzball game. Everyone offered it, but when it came to downloading them all they had to offer was the imposters. I even looked under Classic Jezzball, The Original Jezzball, Old Jezzball, and all the sites had them but with the work “like” attached on the end. I finally found your website and it popped up so easy. I appreciate someone taking the time in putting the actual, Classic, Original, Old Jezzball on their site for others to download. Thankyou so much.

  47. hannah. says:

    thank you so so so so so much.
    omg you are like amazing.
    i have been looking for jezzball forever.

  48. Greg says:

    Thanks for this! I had been looking for it as well. Great site.
    Thanks again!!

  49. Ajaxx the Max says:

    i was looking all oooover for the original
    thanx a lot

  50. arod235 says:

    I have windows vista and it works just fine thanks for having a version that actually works.

  51. OdietheWizard says:

    this is one of the best games ive ever played. its challenging and fun and it never gets old

  52. mike says:

    THANKS! – actually I still have it at home, but I was looking for something to occupy me at work for a break

    BTW, in my prime (like more than 10 years ago), I may have been world champ – I think I made it into the millions – but it takes the good part of a day to do that!

  53. xusersx says:

    But the high score can’t be saved

  54. Sultan says:

    Thank you for offering this game for download. Every, Ill say again. EVERY other version of this game BLOWS! This is the best

  55. Amanda says:

    I’m assuming this will not work on Vista… like many things. Any way around this?

  56. Peter says:

    I don’t have Vista so I don’t know. However, if you look at a comment made on August 9th, someone with Vista said that it works…

  57. oneken says:

    this is so cool — thanx 4 this……..somehow my old best scores which i thought were long gone have been resurrected out of the registry — you rock!

  58. waddy says:


  59. Jenny Hutchinson says:

    Like many others, having trouble downloading with XP. Need help with unzipping as i am unfamiliar with this term. Any advice welcome. Thanks

  60. Peter says:

    Try reading this or searching for “unzip XP” on Google:

  61. Tundy says:

    a lot of people seems to have a problem with this. so here .

    STEP BY STEP GUIDE: by tundy


    (click the image not the words)

    OR here’s the link if you are too lazy to scroll up

    after clicking that a window will open and select “SAVE”
    indicate where you want to put the file and click “SAVE”

    wait until the download is finished.

    after downloading you should have the “” (the icon looks like a file folder with a zipper) file .. right click it and hit “Extract All…” click next .. in the next window indicate where you want to place the jezzball file … and hit next and wait … then the window will automatically change .. then hit finish.

    find the jezz ball file and double click it . enjoy

    thanks peter :D i reallly love this game… all the others comes with free ads … damn .. :D thanks again
    find the file

  62. mayberry says:

    i just want to say thanks a lot been looking for this for like 3 weeks. you just helped win some beer. hahaha

  63. angelo says:

    Thank very very much. tow years may be I try to download this original jezzball. Only today I found it

  64. Sanjiv says:

    Thank you very much! I badly needed it!

  65. Nick says:

    Like the others have said, you are a hero to all that love jezzball. I have tried for at least 5-6 years to find this game again. For a long time I couldnt even remember the name, only the game. I searched roll ball, wallball, track ball, wallyball, trap ball, ball wall, windows 95 games, and many others trying to find it. Thank you, and like someone else also said, this has made my Christmas.

  66. Brandon says:

    man major propz

  67. victor says:

    I have been looking everywhere for this game.

  68. stoneyweeds1 says:

    its a great game that will keep your kids off of the streets & haveing
    fun on the home or mobile p.c.

  69. Donna says:

    Thank you! I’ve been looking for this for quite a while. I love this game!!

  70. RGB says:

    To download file, click the picture of the game on top of this screen.
    To unzip it, either use dowload winzip… haha or winrar, or your OP may be able to unzip it…extract it to a specified location and then click the jezzball icon

  71. irlanda says:

    explica como acceder en español. por favor

  72. Peter says:

    clic en la imagen

  73. David C says:

    You are a god!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I missed ths so much from my old computer.

  74. Shaffy says:

    ThanX! I still cant believe this is the real deal. I still remember when this first came out, and i was totally addicted to it. All the new versions are mad gay. Anyway thanx alot and you are like god to me now since i got this game back. Thanx a million.

  75. Amber says:

    oh god this is amazing that i could find this…thank you so much! ^ ^

  76. PlasM KnighT says:

    CARNT bEEt THE ORIGINAL THAT jezzball deluxe is crap

  77. Mike Warren says:

    Thanks a million for this my friend! This game is absolute legend, been looking for it! Many were the hours whiled away with Jezzball, back in the day, I sigh relief again. CHEERS!

  78. Linda Biskup says:

    Thank you very much for this. I am not a gamer, but I love this game. My old computer crashed a year ago and I lost this. Only game I ever liked and can sit and play for hours. I went out and bought a jump drive now to put this on

  79. Canada says:

    Thanks for sharing this game. I have been looking for it for so many days but cud not find it..thanks a million

  80. PARAMASIVAN T says:

    I was crazy about Jezzball and had reached evn a score of 2 million or so and suddenly I lost the DLL file. Now you have made my day and I will be happily spending my time to reach level 28 which I had reached years back. Thanks a million and God bless you
    Paramas T

  81. The Daisy Bug says:

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I had the Jezzball Ultra Remake already, but I remember having this on the first computer I ever had years ago… a 95? Anyways, I remember the game play was great. I’ve always enjoyed this game, and I’m glad to know that the original is still around to be cherished.

  82. advait says:

    DUDE thank you soooo much.. i ve been looking for this classic version for the longest time..

  83. Deb says:

    You are the maan — thanks so much

    i had almost forgotten, just like many others


  84. Me says:

    Yeah man!! you are the One, dunno how to say thanx!

  85. Anmol says:

    I’ve been looking 4 this goddamn game for years!!!!! I finally found the original!!!!!! THANK U MARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  86. Rachel says:

    Heyy. Thanks! I’ve been looking for this game. Btw, do you rem another game called Boxgame? I can’t find it. It’s got boxes with alphabets A, B, C, D in different colours. ((:

  87. David K. Wright says:

    I used to play this back in the days of Win 95. Maybe the greatest little game since "Qix", which I’ve never seen on a PC, only on one of those big old consoles they used to have in cafes.

  88. ariel says:

    hey I would like to know if you have a pocket pc version of the game which I can download

  89. ~Sweet 1~ says:

    OMG! i absolutley love this game! i used to play it a long time ago on my old windows computer from a floppy disc and havent seen it sence we got the new computer! thx sooo much!

  90. Jurisrachel says:

    thankee-sai. you’re wonderful. works like a charm (though why anyone would use now-working-fine sound effects is beyond me).

  91. Justin Verted says:

    For the record, it’s not Windows Vista that has the problem running the game. As was stated in a comment near the top, those of us running 64-bit systems can’t currently run the game. Some people with Windows Vista are still running on a 32-bit system. Hence why some people say "I have Vista and it works fine." Jezzball runs in 16-bit. The 64-bit versions of Vista are compatible with most anything if you know how to work it, but I’m sure no one thought to include compatibility for 16-bit games. :P But that being said, even Windows XP 64-bit that came out recently wouldn’t be able to run this program. I’m hoping there’s a fix for this. I’ll keep my eyes peeled.

    P.S. Jezzball=themostamazinggameintheworld

  92. federico says:

    tons of thanks. i lost this game when i lost my laptop 4 years ago.
    i wonder where i can get the real rockford, blockout and pipe dream

  93. Chris says:

    I get an error saying "The Win 16 Subsystem has insufficent resources to continue running. Click on OK, close your applications, and restart your machine." every time I run Jezzball. I’m on XP SP3. Thoughts?

  94. Chris says:

    Found my own answer: for anyone else who has these problems:

  95. Chris says:


    scroll down to BOWEP (Best Of Windows Entertainment Pack)

    LOTS of stuff here too:

  96. Damnass says:

    I’ve hit lvl43 and still going on this game so far.. my score is 5341839
    will be updating my score once i hit higher lvls :D

  97. Thomas Read says:

    How can I download BOWEP on my pc. The game package included Tetris, Chips challenge, Rodents revenge, and some other classic pc games. I’ve cannot find the download link anywhere.

  98. George says:

    thanks so much1 i always loved playing this game on my grandads old Windows ME, now i can play on my own

  99. derek says:

    Okay i just tried to download this and apparently it doesn’t work on windows vista

  100. s says:

    Im not able to play this game.
    I got windows xp and nothing happens when i open the exe-file for jezzball. I see the hourglass for a second and then it disapears and nothing happens

  101. jess says:

    is it just me or do the balls start out moving faster than i remember?? i know they get faster the longer you take…but i remember them moving slower to begin with…maybe i’m just out of practice..

  102. gan says:

    So many yrs ago, I bought an old Tandy desktop at a yardsale…it had Windows 3.1 on it, and Jezzball: the original game.
    When the computer played out I thought I had lost Jezzball for good.
    I appreciate having it again. Level 13 is as far as I’ve been so far…..

  103. chris says:

    Wont work with Vista 64 bit.
    Anyone know of a work around?

  104. stcyr says:

    To get these old games to work, you must have four files (included in older versions of Windows) placed in the same folder as the games:


  105. john says:

    i downloaded jezzball, extracted it, then downloaded those four files from, extracted them, and droppped the extracted files into my jezzball folder, and it doesnt work

  106. Al says:

    Cool game that I played many years ago and have been looking for. Thanks. Newer versions just aren’t the same.

  107. Ray says:

    I tried it and it worked at first…but then i realized that whenever I clicked the mouse the game would glitch and stop and start making me mess up…is there anyway to fix this??

  108. Robert says:

    Just thought I’d let you know that this works extremely smoothly under WINE on linux. (Ubuntu 8.10, Vanilla)

    That and you’ve become the second link when one searches for jezzball.exe from google.

    Thank you for providing the download, I just acquired a Windows 3.1 laptop that had this old gem on it, but no way to transfer it.

  109. karla says:

    I am trying to download jezzball to my computer desktop but I’m have alot of probelms can you help me? I love this game and tierd of trying and not getting anywhere with what I doing.

  110. victor says:

    Thanx to u I played this cool game after a gap of some 9-10 years. It brought me the good old memories.

  111. sam says:

    just the DLL files, they were dated 1991, 18 yrs old game, but still fun to play with

  112. Daniel Tubbs says:

    I just downloaded this and I have vista and did not have any problems,and it lets me save high scores

  113. Andy says:

    my dad just bought a new computer with vista’s 64 bit system. so this game doesnt work until i can find a way around it. ill keep checking back though.

  114. PYoung says:

    At long last I’m reunited with an old flame…Jezzball. It’s as though we’d never said goodbye. She looks as good as ever and still makes me smile the same way she used to. And who said you can’t find true love on the internet?

  115. Jackie says:

    Does anyone know how I can download the rest of the BOWEP online??? I NEED to play rodents revenge and chips challenge etc. THANKS!!!

  116. doublej says:

    i enjoy playing jezzball cause it helps you to relax and gives you a challenge

  117. mike says:

    i grew up with this game on windows 3.1 , played it on windows 95 never saw it again till now. awesome.

  118. Crista says:

    Thank you!

  119. nikita says:

    thank u so much …..
    finaly i got bac my childhod memory….

  120. Forest says:

    oh thank you thank you thank you. I will never ever be bored again.

    damn died on the first level. little bit rusty.

  121. Abi says:

    I love that game!!!
    Where can I download it for free?
    I’ve looked everywhere, and all I find is Jezzball Deluxe…
    Where’s the original!!???

  122. Nancy says:

    Andy, I am in the same boat as your dad– installed my one-true-love, JezzBall, to a new computer with Vista installed. I can’t get JezzBall to run to save my life. What will I do??? I keep JezzBall up and running all day long, slinging balls around anytime I have a spare 15 seconds– usually while waiting for something to download. The habit is deeply ingrained and I want it back!

    Please do let us know if you find a solution. I will love you forever. ;-)


  123. Tim says:

    thanks so much for having this!!! Countless hours of time killed as a kid playing this game.

  124. pliku says:

    i’ve been looking for this game about 5 years, just found today in 2009!
    I ever got to level 24 (24 balls). In average i alwasy up to level 22. what is the maximum level ever reach?
    thanks, this game does not eat up all my time

  125. SC_1 says:

    Thx, it worked – I am under the weather and that is my excuse de our, lol I do not suppose you have Tetris or could tell me whey my original files do not work. I have the box et al. And duplcated them from that ancient 1.5 diskette series (2 maybe?).

    Thnk you and THANKS for the game. I once made it past 20 million tho I doubt I can do that now without developing carpel tunnel and I finally m gainfully employed and NEED to use my hands, lol

    Btw, the top score I found on is 274,298,388 – way past what I can ever do, lol (Tho now I will try again, lol)

  126. Karen says:

    I’m clicking on the link just about the jezz ball screen at the top of the page, and it acts as though It’s downloading… but i can’t find where it’s downloaded to… i’ve searched the c drive for jezzball.exe and it finds nothing. what am i doing wrong?

    Reply from Peter: Right-click the image and choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”. Then you can specify exactly where to save it.

  127. Kostka says:

    I’ve got Vista 32 bit, and now it works!
    You have to right click and select Property–>Compatibility –>Compatibility mode and change it in "Windows 95".

    I really love this game, "we" were born in the same year : D

  128. Heather says:

    Thanks for sharing! This game brings back some great memories. Lots of frustration but none the less I had a great time playing it.

  129. akshay says:

    Thanks a lot. I didn’t have to search for the game for long. I was a small kid the last time i played it. Some 7-8 years ago.Its also one of the first PC games I have played. long live JezzBall! :-)

  130. Maureen says:

    Thanks, Peter. I have been looking for this game forever and I couldn’t remember the name. I have also located a Verbatim floppy which was included with my first PC and that had Black jack, Ski game, solitaire and Taipei. It still works. I have had fun playing all of them

  131. Mike says:

    I wanted this game for my 64 bit machine, but it doesn’t work. Is there a 64 bit version out there?

  132. laura says:

    just got a new mac. tried to move jezzball (previously downloaded from your site, love it!) but it didnt work. tried to download it again from here and doesn’t work.

    can you get this jezzball to work on macs?

    Reply from Peter: Sorry, I don’t think there is a Mac version of Jezzball, although you could do some Google searching for Windows emulators for the Mac.

  133. mikey k says:

    How to win at Jezzball and lose minimal lives: Don’t know if this is common knowledge but I happened upon it myself. I make my columns vertical by the way typically starting in bottom lower left hand corner. Anyway to make a column without losing a life make sure the mouse arrow is sitting on top of the black grid you wish to align with. Arrow pointed obviously in vertical(up & down)direction. Hit the pause preferably the F3 button to briefly pause game. Necessary to do this for it to work. Line your mouse arrow up with grid with which you wish to start the wallbuilder. Simultaneously unpause game with F3 and hit left mouse click button. Your arrow will start and you will not lose a life. Obviously as long as no other balls are in general vicinity. Will only work with balls coming toward you and not away. To get the skill down especially try in slow mode and not fast mode till your comfortable with it. Don’t believe this has been thrown out their yet. By the way, don’t mistakenly hit F2 since it’s right next door it will make you have to restart your game. Thank you I had to get the above secret off my chest for others to enjoy Jezzball and reach 49 and infinity without losing but minimal lives and racking up mega points to boot. Bye

  134. paul says:

    Thanks, I ‘m happy to play Jezzball, it reminds me another life i had during years with another girl called Angelique in France.

  135. akn912 says:

    I am looking for original jezzball

  136. TOM RUZISKA says:




  137. Adam says:

    Anyone getting an error saying Jezzball.exe is valid, but is for a machine type other thean the current machine. ??

  138. Adam says:

    I am using Windows XP Professional 64 bit

  139. Joseph Valencia says:

    Thank you for uploading this. I used to have this game back on Win ’95, and I’ve been looking for it ever since I moved to a new computer.

  140. Mark says:

    Thank you, I love this game

  141. Jean says:

    Thank you so much! Like everyone else on here, I’ve been looking for this game for such a long time! And all I could ever find were knockoffs. Then just now I discovered this page, unzipped the file, and oila! I’m playing Jezzball again! With no ads! lol…thank you again; you rock :)

    – Jean

  142. Karel says:

    OMG, do you know how happy I am right now :)
    Cheers mate

  143. futurelink says:

    oh wow this even works on windows 7 32bit =D
    extracted the files and jezzball runs ^_^
    thankyou !

  144. Ronn Cobb says:

    i am still having trouble finding the site (this one I presume) to actually download the original Jezzball. helpful hints would be appreciated. if youre online now – HELP!!!!!!!!! 5:42 CST

  145. Iveter says:

    i extracted all the files on my windows xp but its giving me messages about the parameter not being correct :(
    SOMEONE HELP!! please and thank you =]
    this is my dads favorite game
    i could give it to him as a late christmas present =p

  146. John Collins says:

    I extracted the files into a directory on a Windows 7 machine, but I get the message that it is incompatible, and to check to see if I need an x86 or x64 version. I tried setting compatiblity properties, but no joy.

    Any advice appreciated.


    Reply from Peter: Unfortunately, you would need a 32-bit operating system or some sort of 32-bit emulation mode to run it.

  147. James says:

    Thanks! Just downloaded to play on Linux via Wine and it works like a charm.

  148. Jeff says:

    Thanks you! I’ve been looking for Jezzball for so long!

  149. cyndiegail says:

    Can someone please help me put this on my desktop. I have XP. I have to download each time I play.I am a grandma, please be kind. Thank you.

  150. john says:

    My new high score 435286. I love this game.

  151. val says:

    um when i click the link it just takes me to this page. no "allow pop ups" bar or anything

  152. val says:

    ohhh click the picture ok

  153. Rebecca says:

    Well, I kinda want to say thank you, but then I just wasted about an hour and a half playing Jezzball. Now I think I remember why it took me a little extra time to get my university degree in the mid-90’s! It just takes so long to play!

  154. Marchyyy says:

    What A Legendary Game!!!!!!

  155. BruceH says:

    Thanks so much we have been looking for this for several years.

  156. Florentina says:

    Wow … took me three hours to figure out the name of this all time favorite game (acutally the only pc game) I enjoyed. Thank you for smacking my smartmass into remembering! Woohoo!

  157. cherokeecandy says:

    I do believe these were win 3.1 games and I still have them all and use them on my XP media center computer.
    In the package there are


    Zip size is 1,236 KB just unzip all into the same folder
    Click the .exe game you want to play and so it goes….
    Your welcome to send email for the lot… [email protected]

  158. cherokeecandy says:

    Also works great on hubbies Vista… no install … standalone games

  159. David says:

    Just downloaded and doesn’t work on Windows 7. Thanks anyway and I’ll look for the fix. Not giving up!

  160. bobdamnit says:

    Kickass! Works perfect on Windows 7 32-bit. Added link to Jezzball in the Games folder and can now run it from a link right inside the games folder. Sometimes though, the balls get kind of laggy, but as soon as you notice it, it goes away.

    I spent many hours of my youth wasting homework hours playing this game on DOS 6.2, and then later on Windows 3.1 for Workgroups.

    Many thanks for bringing this back. (I kinda laughed at the first comment date, considering its now 4 years later and this is still going strong!)

  161. Libby says:

    This has to be the greatest game on the face of the earth. I can’t stop playing it… You Rock!

  162. Ashley says:

    I was trying so hard to remember the name of this game!! i had to call my sister and ask but she didnt know..and finally "DING!!" *light bulb appears* lol JEZZBALL! lol best game ever and now to go cure my boredom!!

  163. Hazel says:

    I have been looking for this game for so long please tell me how I can download it on my computer I love playing this game

  164. mannu says:

    goooood to ind jezzball if only i can get it

  165. Nish says:

    Hello everyone,

    I am really looking forward to playing the ORIGINAL jezzball and not the other poser Jezzball games that are out there for download. I was wondering if anyone had found any solution for Jezzball running on Windows Vista 64-bit computers. I’m really looking forward to playing this game, but I don’t seem to be able to play it on a 64-bit Vista comp. Any help?

    Thank you guys!

  166. Roger says:

    Jezzball rocks. It’s so addicting. I Had it on a win98 computer I had inherited and just kept transferring to new computers.

  167. Ruby says:

    Thank you for having this game. I played it off and on in 1995 while I was in hospital (bad injuries from accident). Playing it kept my mind occupied between surguries. Misplaced my game disk and thought the game lost forever. Lots of remakes but nothing can replace the original game. Thanks again

  168. Laura says:

    I can’t get past "winzip". It says I have to purchase Winzip in order to open Jezzball. (My trial period is over – I don’t even remember using it).

    I have windows xp. Is there any alternative to unzipping this?

    Reply from Peter: Windows XP is supposed to open zip file natively. You can also do a search for free unzip programs such as this one.

  169. Joyce Becker says:

    I am so happy to have found this game it has given me so much pleasure in the past and I want to thank you so much for giving me the chance to play again.

  170. vradiohd says:

    thank you!
    this is the original.

  171. Emma says:

    Thank you! I played jezzball on my parents really old computer but then they got a different computer and now i found this! thank you! (again)

  172. alan says:

    I use to play this game years ago. I wound up being able to win with 50 balls moving around. I just stopped playing because I had maxed out.

  173. Doreen says:

    I have been trying to find the original Jezzball for ages and am so pleased I found it at last. I had it on my first computer in 1997 but couldn’t transfer it when I upgraded.

  174. huntyr says:

    it wont run under my vista..

    any suggestions??

  175. Jason Radebaugh says:

    huntyr, I can give you the starting point but I don’t know how to do it myself. You need to simulate windows xp 32 bit on vista since vista is 64 bit. The game should work if you can do this. Check some online forums, I’m sure the information is there.
    to the author of this site, thanks for the awesome game as it was hard to find. It’s a wonder they can’t make anything quite as good as the original.

  176. angie says:

    any news on the Windows 64-bit problem….it says I need a 32-bit :(

  177. robbie says:

    I can’t play this on my Windows 7. Is there a way or am I unable to play?

  178. mads says:

    Wow have found the classic Jezzball!! Thanks a ton for sharing :-)
    btw it even works on Windows 7, 32 bit.
    Download the zip
    unzip all the files to a folder
    right click the JEZZBALL.exe and create a shortcut
    drag the shortcut to desktop
    ready to run !!!!!! yey!!


  179. Induline says:

    I love you, I love you, I love you.
    Thank you so much for this.

  180. Ryan says:

    I cannot get the game to install. I get the same error message about the wep4util.dll file thing. I’m not even sure how to do the unzip thing. Can anyone give me step-by-step instructions on getting this game downloaded and going?

    Thank you!

  181. Judy says:

    Yeah, Peter, I’m kinda glad to find it, too. Just as sad as everyone else, I guess x Anyway, the "original" that I knew, probably before everybody else’s time, was played using the up/down/left/right keys. It was slightly different, too, I recall, and much more challenging. Does anybody else remember this version?

  182. Betté says:

    How can this game be run on a new Windows 7 with 64 bit. Jezzball uses 32 bit and even unzipping the game will not work. Help. I have the original game on floppy disk and have been playing the game sense 1997. Its great.

  183. Jeffrey says:

    I noticed that this version of the game does not include the little scream that the original game made upon the completion of a level. Is there a way you could put that in?

  184. Rajesh says:

    Hi Peter,

    I used to tell my children that I had this marvellous game on a PC I used many years back but I wasn’t able to find it. I had lost all hopes of finding the original Jezzball, and honestly did not even try to find it for past 4-5 years. I think I was destined to find it and that’s why I tried again last sunday after a gap of so many years & found it here. Thanks a lot, you are GREAT.

    Best regards,


  185. cristina torres says:

    gracias es mi favorito

  186. Peter says:

    Peter, thanks for the upload. What should one google to find an emulator to make a 16-bit game work on a 64-bit PC, such as Windows 7. Have you been successful in this area? Thanks in advance.

    Reply from Peter: I have the same problem on my 64-bit Windows 7, and have not yet found an easy workaround. I’d be curious to hear about any solutions.

  187. Gabriel says:

    I just love this game. I have played this in my Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate using the xpmode, but it just doesn’t play well. I still play it in my old xp machine. I wanted to get rid my old pc, but I need it to play jessball and other old games. I wish someone with the know how would rewrite it to play well in Window 7 64, exactly like it does on XP.

  188. Nicola says:

    My other half just got a new cell phone (an HTC Inspire), and something about playing the game "Teeter" that comes on it, reminded me of when I used to play Jezzball. Of course "Whatever happened to Jezzball?" was our next question, answered relatively easily by you, Peter. Thank you so much. Maybe I’ll even install it on his computer later –after I play a few more times ;>}

  189. Petra Fischer says:

    I play one jezzball game every morning. Gets my brain moving. But since yesterday I can’t open the jezzball application. Computer tells me that "Windows cannot complete the extraction." Why not now if it has worked perfectly for years? What can I do?

  190. Mike says:

    Great news for us people with an Android phone, a game called "JezzBall Classic" was released just the other day and it is *exactly* like the original JezzBall!

    Now I can play JezzBall any time I want, no more boring bus rides for me! I remember getting the game from this page a few months ago and thought I would share my discovery with you guys.

    Here’s a link to the game on the market. Check out those screenshots and tell me that doesn’t look like the real deal. :)

  191. Lucy says:

    Count me in as one of the many disappointed: 64-bit sucks. I frequently do a full back up – not just recently created or modified files, so when the computer dies, I can restore stuff – like Jezzball – to my new computer. I haven’t been without this game as long as many of you have, but, by gum, this new 64-bit PC won’t play the old games. I also miss Chip’s Challenge.

  192. Suzie says:

    Excellent! I love this game. So glad I came across your website. Thanks for the free download. Played for an hour tonight!!

  193. michael says:

    Does anyone know where I can this for Max OS X?

  194. BlueCreeper says:

    Windows has Zip viewing inside, but it’s recommended to install an archiver (in process it will set ZIP to itself).

  195. Linda says:

    Have played Jezzball many many times a day for years and years. This senior citizen has been ‘forced’ to stop using my Windows 2000 computer and go to Windows 7. However, seems I can NOT play Jezzball on my new computer! Is there any way I can overcome this problem? Please know I am really not computer-savvy and this problem is driving me nuts. Have spent innumerable hours trying to get my "old" games to work on Windows 7. Any help would be appreciated.

    … and before anyone suggests that I try a clone … been there, done that. I like the OLD, ORIGINAL Jezzball. I’m old, and like old things! Thanks in advance. — Linda

  196. Katie says:

    Peter, I need help!
    PLEASE find a way for this to work on Windows 7! This is one of the best games ever, and I really appreciate you putting it up for anyone to download like this, but it just won’t work with this system!! Please let me, and everyone else with this problem, know if there’s anything that you’ve found to fix this problem! Thank you,

  197. Viny says:

    Thanks for the post!
    It works only on Windows 7 x86 (32-bit). x64 (64-bit) users must use MS Virtual PC to emulate a compatible OS.

    Try at:

  198. Lindsey says:

    I too, spent a long time looking for this game. However, when I went to download the file, it downloaded just about everything but jezzball. It managed to change several of my personal settings and took over 45 minutes for me to go through and uninstall each file and reset my own. I would not recommend downloading this.

    Reply from Peter: Sorry to hear. I’ve double-checked the download hosted on this site and do not see any problematic files. Are you sure it was from here?

  199. Nancy says:

    How do I download this game? I tried downloading 7-zip but it only opens my document folder after I downloaded.

  200. posh says:


  201. Mike says:

    Yes – Jezzball was and is great. Works well in a real virtual environment, not that well in MS’s XPMode.
    Just a little trivia for you all, when you are down to your last life, and you are not ready to end the game, the cheat to finish the level you’re at is: shift + control + F12! You will not get any bonus points for that round, but you will be advanced to the next level, safely!

    Enjoy – and remember .. shift + control + F12 enjoy.

  202. janey says:

    does this work for macs because i cant figure it out

    Reply from Peter: Not without installing a Windows emulator.

  203. Brent says:

    Is there any way to get this running on windows 7

  204. Casi says:

    im having a problem getting jezzball to work on my windows 7 64bit computer and i have done everything that i can think of by placing the items in a new folder to to trouble shooting a compatibility for it and nothing work is there anyway that it can work on my computer?

  205. Srini says:

    wonderful game

  206. DJ says:

    hahahahaha……. ok, probably no one will believe this. At the start of this thread someone asked "Jezzball is amazing. What are the origins of its name?"
    I do not know for sure, but about 20 years ago I was visiting my relatives, and on their computer they had this game in DOS version….. I forget the name. My daughter was just getting into computers, so I went into DOS and renamed the game "Jezball" to catch her interest. Why? My name is Jez. It was those days when games were liberally "shared", so I’m guessing my relatives continued that practice of "sharing" as I never changed the name back. I never looked at the game again on their computer, but……….
    About 10 years later, I found it on a random internet search for Jez. Now, I’m not sure if I really had anything to do with it, and I really can’t remember if I added the extra "z" at the time, but I do remember renaming it for my daughter. You may not believe it, but how else would this game come up with that name. :)

  207. Jill says:

    Hi Peter, I have been playing Jezz Ball for a long time I am 82yrs old and use it to keep my brain and hands active – my daughter has just given me a new computer with "64bit"so the old version of Jezz Ball does not work can you help and if so send me a link please

    Many thanks Jill

  208. Gerald says:

    loved this game back then…

  209. Darlena says:

    please email what I need to do to get this to work with Windows 7.
    Thank you

  210. Ankush says:

    i have win8 64 bit and this is not working with that any modify file you can email or send link to download

  211. a&b says:

    we 1st saw this game come as a freebie game disk with the purchase of Verbatim 3.5" floppy disk 25 pack, when we were running WIN 3.1 on a 486!

  212. Ramprasad says:

    Thank you very much for this fantastic game.

  213. Robert Watson says:

    Hello, I have just purchased a new computer with windows 8, I can not seem to get this great game to download. Can you help me with some advice, Please can you make as simple as possible, I’m a Chef not a computer whiz. I can cook a great meal but not so good on computers.
    Thank you very much, Robert

  214. Christopher F. says:

    I have windows 10 64 bit. will not work, pc tells me not compatiable with computer

  215. porkchop says:

    I think the only way the original will work on windows 8 or better will be if someone rewites the game. It was wrote for a 32bit system and can’t be recognized by the new windows

  216. Bubbles says:

    Thank you (if this works) my kids need a ‘thinking’ game on my phone. This may help

  217. Roberto says:

    Este jogo é simplesmente o maximo

  218. JudyW says:

    For those with 64bit Windows…. I installed Oracle’s Virtualbox to run older software like Jezzball. It is free and it works. Under Virtualbox I run Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 32bit. There are other similar sofwares like Virtualbox but I haven’t bothered to try those.

  219. Josephine Burrell says:

    I played this game years ago, and loved it. I have windows 10, and no-matter what I click on, it will not download. Other things come up to be downloaded. I DON’T WANT anything else. Just the original jezz-ball.
    I am getting very angry and frustrated. Help me please.

  220. Jason says:

    It says I have to have a 32 bit to work it. Please help.

  221. Jody Thornton says:

    For those wanting to run this on a 64-bit version of Windows, you need to run DOSBox, and install a licensed Windows 3.1. There is a link somewhere, that has a downlload of this game, using a pre-configured DOSBox setup. You just run the game inside a window.

  222. Rachael Boneck says:

    Hello Peter!

    I don’t know if you’re still monitoring the responses here, but if you’re a fan of old games I thought I would offer up my copies of Dangerous Dave or Lemmings! Email me if you’d like them and feel free to post them on your website. I’m still figuring out DOSBox to try and play them though; it’s been too long!

    Reply from Peter: I’d be happy to post them if they’re not available elsewhere. However, are these the same games here? Dangerous Dave and Lemmings

  223. Mary says:

    I cannot download JezzBall. I played it yesterday but today I can’t get it. I really like this game.

  224. Philip says:

    To run this on Windows 7, install Windows XP Mode / Virtual PC, and it runs in XP, same as my Civilization 2

  225. Nick says:

    It’s complicated, but is the solution to running 16-bit Windows games like these on Windows 10 64-bit. Works great once set up :)



  227. LUIZ DOURADO says:

    Jogo nota 100.
    Supera todos os jogos violentos que existem.

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