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Aquitania (Windows)

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Description

Aquitania is a match-three game. Using your mouse, swap two items so as to complete a straight line of three or more of the same item. The object is to clear the blue squares by making matches over them or using a bonus item. Once all the blue tiles are cleared, a gem will drop onto one of the columns. You must then get the gem to the bottom of the board to release it. This will clear the level. Once all the gems are in place in the stage item, this will clear the stage.

While there is no time limit, per se, the birds at the top of the board drop a row of items every few seconds. If this row piles up to the bird then the next time a row is dropped, that bird will die. If all the birds die, you lose a life. Loose all your lives and the game is over. As you play, you will encounter obstacles like chains and light blue tiles. Chains prevent the chained item from moving. They are removed by matching the chained item or using a bonus item. Light blue tiles must have a match made over them to turn them into blue tiles then matched again to clear them.

There are two types of bonuses: instant and powered-up. Instant bonuses appear at random anywhere on the board. After a time, if they are not used, the instant bonus return to the item is was before. Instant bonuses include:
  • Bomb: Destroys the eight neighboring items and one layer of tiles below them or destroys a chain.
  • Arrows: Destroys all the items, one layer of tiles or chains on a horizontal row.
  • Hourglass: Puts the birds to sleep for a few seconds so they don't drop items.
  • Lightning bolt: Destroys random items, one tile layer or chains.
The power-up bonuses must be activated by making matches with items the same as the bonus, like hammers or feathers. The power-up bonuses remain once powered-up. They can even go from one level to another. These bonuses are:
  • Hammer: Destroys one chain or one item and one tile layer below it.
  • Feather: Removes all other feathers on the board. Feathers start appearing if you lose a bird.
  • Eggs: Restores a dead bird.

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Aquitania Windows The greed gem is placing itself in the ring.
Aquitania Windows All my birds died. I lost a life.
Aquitania Windows The game map
Aquitania Windows Main menu (iWin release)

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Trivia

Gallia Aquitania

Although it almost sounds like it would be related to water, Aquitania is named for Gallia Aquitania, a province of the Roman Empire that was located in what would later be the southwest part of France. Today, there is a region of France in that general area called Aquitaine.
LepricahnsGold (74393) added Aquitania (Windows) on Jul 31, 2011