Bubble Shooter is a great addictive arcade game for Linux combining simple rules with great wealth of combinations and various strategies. Bubble Shooter takes the best from Tetris, Lines, Pool adding new and cool features.
This game is a part of the Bubble Golden Pack.
Bubble Shooter runs on all major Linux flavors (RedHat, Debian, Mandrake, SuSE, Slackware and others). It is distributed as a gzipped tar archive bshooter.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 bshooter.tgz
3) go into BubbleShooter directory and run the game:
The trial copy of the program will expire in 14 days. You can obtain a registration key any time during or after the trial period.c
Your goal is to clear all the bubbles from the board, scoring as many points as possible. You shoot at them with more bubbles, and when three or more of the same color come together, they all explode. Point your mouse to where you want the next bubble to go (the arrow at the bottom will indicate that direction), and click to fire the shot.
The more bubbles blow up at one shot, the increasingly more points you gain (six ones at one shot is better than two three-bubble shots). Besides, those bubbles that fell apart from the rest will explode too. It is well worth trying to arrange such avalanches, as they will give you ten times more points than ordinary bursts.
If your shot fails to detonate any bubbles, you get a foul, and after you make a few such mistakes, a new line of bubbles appears at the top. The number of misfires allowed before bubbles will advance again changes from five to zero, then to back five and so on. It is shown in the bottom left corner by the number of bubbles; those bubbles lay in small dips - their number shows how many mistakes will be allowed next time. Various skill levels differ by the number of shots that you are allowed to fire without success.
One more important rule: if you shoot out all the bubbles of some color, say red, no more red bubbles will appear on the board. This would ease things considerably. However, after that every time you use up your silver balls, *two* new lines will appear. Two colors out - three lines, and so forth. New lines will also pop out right after you shoot out a color.
There can be no draw in this game, either you clean all the bubbles off, or they move all the way down on you. No compromise.
Do not forget to send your best result to the online tournament - this is done from the TOP SCORES window.
Be prepared that this game will keep you busy for quite a while.