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Pull gems down and throw them back to make matches

A fast-action puzzle game based on the Neo Geo game "Magical Drop III" by SNK. A random collection of gems appear at the top of the screen. Move your character left and right, and grab gems from the top. Throw them back to make matches of three or more, and they disappear. Large chain-reactions can occur. Special pieces help (or hinder) you. As time progresses, more gems appear at the top, pushing the rest down. If the screen fills up, you lose. Later levels include more types of pieces, making the game much more difficult. Based directly on the Action! language source code to "Gem Drop" for the Atari 8-bit computer.



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Janet Casey

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13 January 2003

Leaders and contributors

See the AUTHORS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor
Bill Kendrick Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)
Bug Tracking,Developer,

Software prerequisites

Required to buildSDL_mixer
Required to buildSDL_image
Required to useSDL_image
Required to useSDL_mixer
Required to uselibSDL 1.1.0 or later
Required to buildlibSDL 1.1.0 or later


"Debian (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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