Friday, August 31. 2007
Escape is a tile-based puzzle game where you must strategically plan maneuvers to reach the end of the level, which is shown as a little exit sign above a door. You must arrange the blocks with your player to safely reach the exit. Almost every level introduces a new obstacle or advantage, for example, in one level there is "hugbots" which move towards you how ever many spaces you move. There are also lasers, inacessable areas of the playing field, color-coated transportation systems and blocks with special properties.
Installing using the graphical installer: Applications > Games > escape
Menu location after installation: > Applications > Games > Escape
Upstream website: http://escape.spacebar.org/
Friday, July 6. 2007
Ball: Buster is a game where the goal is to keep a ball bouncing off a paddle while trying to hit coloured blocks of varying strength. By varying strength, it means some blocks require numerous hits to make them fall. Also, when some blocks fall, there are little squares with different icons on them. If you also collect these with your paddle, they will do various things such as give you additional points, lengthen or shorten your paddle, give you extra balls (you have three tries/ three balls), give you four extra balls on your paddle, chang the type of ball, speed up or slow down the speed of the ball, etc. Once you've used up all your tries, you must start over. There are also different levels. The first level is just a square of blocks in the middle of the screen. The second level is a pyramid shape of blocks and the majority of the blocks are numerous hit blocks, and the levels get more and more difficult. This game is a very fast-paced game that keeps you alert and is a lot of fun.
Installing from the command line: yum install ballbuster
Friday, April 6. 2007
Abe is an adventuresome "side-scroller jumper" game. The main character is Abe, and you must get him through a course with many different objectives. You must collect certain things and avoid other things while also trying to navigate. For example, you must avoid drowning, little demons, dungenous crabs, smashers, fire and arrow traps, and so on. These all reduce your health. The things you must collect are diamonds and balloons, which increase your score, keys which open certain doors, and first-aid boxes which increase your health. Eventually, if your health score drops to zero, you must restart the game from the beginning or the last save-point.
You control Abe by using your arrows (up, down, left, right), and space bar makes you jump up. You must use these keys on the keyboard to make Abe climb ladders, jump over objects, run past obstacles, walk under water, and run through tunnels. Abe is a fun and entertaining game that you'll want to play over and over.
Installing from the command line: yum install abe
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