BlockBuster (Independence Day) 1.1 review

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Independence Day celebrates the birthday of the United States of America

License: Shareware
File size: 0K
Developer: Absolutist
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Independence Day celebrates the birthday of the United States of America. Founded July 4th, 1776 with the signing of the Declaration of Independence, America is celebrating its 228th
birthday this year (2004).

The 4th of July is a time for the Red, White and Blue. A time for Picnics, Parades, Marching Bands and from this time - it's a time for BlockBuster - our special release for Independence

BlockBuster is a collection of wonderful arcade games. Relaxed game-playing modes are present, as well as those that will require all your skills in quickly moving the mouse
and shooting your clicks at the right spot. This game will give you possibility to exercise both your brainpower and reaction speed.

Game Rules

The main goal of the game is very simple-to remove color squares from the board. They can be taken out only in blocks of the same color, these blocks are selected when the mouse moves over. Just click on the block to take it out. Single squares cannot be
cleared, and when no blocks remain-the game is over. There are two different games:


Here the goal is just to remove as many squares in few moves as possible. You get two points for every square you've managed to clear at the end of the game the percent of the field left uncleared is counted down. This value is shown on the indicator under the
playing field. The new level begins. At the end of it the percent of the squares left on a board is added to the value on indicator.

When indicator reaches 100%, the game is over. The goal is to go through as many levels as possible.


In this game you have to remove like-colored blocks that are in clusters so that they couldn't fill the board to the top. Removing big blocks will bring you more points. You'll get extra bonus if you remove extremely big blocks.

To move to the next level you should cope with a certain number of lines that will be added to the board.The speed of the game grows as you move from one level to another. Bombs that sometimes appear on the board will help you to cope with a level: a click on a bomb
of certain color will blow up all the squares of the same color. Clicking on a black bomb will blow up all the squares around it.


BlockBuster Independence Day runs on all major Linux flavors (RedHat, Debian, Mandrake, SuSE, Slackware and others). It is distributed as a gzipped tar archive independence.tgz To install and run this game on your Linux system, please do the following:

1) copy the file to a directory of your choice
2) unpack the archive:
tar xzvf independence.tgz
3) go into Independence directory and run the game:
cd Independence

The trial copy of the program is feature limited. You can obtain a registration key any time during or after the trial period.

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