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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

Bill Kendrick Maintainer
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Debian (Ref)

Software prerequisites

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

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 February 2018.


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