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BOLTX (DOS)

BOLTX DOS Title and menu (plus a comment about the top player's score)

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Description

Another wall demolition game inspired by Arkanoid, starring a movable paddle whose task is to deflect the always-moving ball and use it to smash as many bricks as possible. Some bricks will yield the usual array of useful power-ups to be caught by the paddle; when you lose all your balls, the game is over. BOLTX offers four selectable game modes:
  • Classic - the typical game with static level layouts: destroy everything to proceed from one level to the next.
  • Infinite - plays like a single, continuous level; new lines of bricks appear regularly at the top, and the rest are pushed down. If the bricks make it all the way to the bottom, you lose.
  • 2-Player - simultaneous Infinite mode: each player controls a paddle in a separate playfield.
  • Duel - as above, but in "survival mode": if either player loses a ball, both playfields are reset, and the last man standing wins.
All of the above are playable in four difficulty settings - simple, normal, hard and turbo, which determine the initial ball speed. The game keeps a record of the top 8 scores (for Classic mode only), and the top player gets a verbal evaluation displayed under the title.

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BOLTX DOS Combining powerups (insert something Freudian on long sticks that shoot)
BOLTX DOS The deceptively-named Infinite mode (it does end).
BOLTX DOS Duel mode: last man standing gets the game
BOLTX DOS Level 3 gets double-teamed by ball and lasers.

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Awards

  • Function demoparty
    • 2010 - Game Development compo: 2nd place

Related Web Sites

  • BOLTX (download link and information on pouet.net - the demoscene resource)
vileyn0id_8088 (17313) added BOLTX (DOS) on Aug 31, 2015