Oh no!! Not more radioactive mineshafts
-= A game for the STe or Falcon =-
Brought to you by:
SALLY of STAX and JON of Breakpoint Software
Nice title huh?! Well I thought so anyway!! Ok, so this will probably
be the first game we've done with a plot!! Yep, a REAL plot!! Here goes:
You have been dumped at the bottom of a huge mineshaft and in order to
escape you must escape from each level of this gigantic mineshaft. To escape
from each level, you must do one of two things either collect as many of the
blocks as you can, or collect a specific number of each coloured block within
a set amount of time. Now if there was a competition of who can make the worst
plot then we would certainly win!! Have you ever read a cornier plot??
Anyway this sounds VERY VERY easy doesn't it? Well there are a few
problems. When the blocks fall down the screen you may collect it by allowing
it to land on your head - as soon as the blocks reach the floor they start to
move sidewards and if you touch a block when it's moving sidewards then you
will lose a life!! Ha! Ha! Fortunately it is possible to jump over the blocks
as they are moving! You get more points for collecting the faster moving
blocks which are a little harder to collect... You start with five lives so
you should be able to get quite far into the game!!
If at the end of the time on the level, you have not collected enough
points or you've not collected the correct number of blocks you will also lose
a life. If you manage to collect the correct number of blocks (which is the
harder way to complete the level) then you will be awarded a big points bonus.
That's it I think - it's a bit difficult to describe the game so your
best bet is to go and load it up and play it!! It's quite nice to play and it
can get quite frantic at times!!
You can play it with either a joystick (left, right and up/fire to
jump) or on the keyboard (cursor left, cursor right, escape to jump). It is a
lot harder to play on the keyboard, but I put the option in for those who have
broken joysticks or just like using the keyboard (like me!)
Coding :SALLY of STAX
JON of Breakpoint Software
Graphics :SALLY of STAX (watch out for this sprite in future!)
Music :TAO of ACF
SALLY of STAX
If you like this game then please send us a letter and tell us!! We
think it's a small price to pay for the time and (lack of!) effort that's gone
into these games don't you?! It also encourages us to do more software for the
* On the easier levels try to collect the number of blocks required as this
helps you to get a huge score!
* On the harder levels, try to collect as many blocks as possible as this is
much easier to do - although you don't get the bonus, you save lives!!
* Try to stay near the centre of the screen!
* Don't allow any dogs, cats etc to disturb you - you'll almost certainly die!
* Write dwon the passowrds!
* Enjoy it!
Like H Mec 2 it's a bit of fun, so BORING BITPLANE BOFFINS don't load
it up!! Anyone else is more than welcome to play!!