Tommy's Gorilla Ball Gotcha (DOS)

Tommy's Gorilla Ball Gotcha DOS The first screen of the game. Here the player sets the difficulty level at which they're going to play

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Tommy's Gorilla Ball Gotcha is a single player DOS game.

The player takes on the role of a gorilla ball wallflower at gorilla ball dance. Being a wallflower the player naturally discourages potential dance partners by giving out 'bad vibes'. The object of the game is to get caught by other gorilla balls .

The player's character gives out bad vibes, which in any other game would be classed as bullets, along eight axes; up, down, left and right and at forty-five degrees in between. Potential gorilla partners appear randomly on the screen and track towards the player who must try to make contact with them while not 'shooting' them with bad vibes. The game could be described as the opposite of a shoot-'em up. Instead of aiming a gun and trying to hit opponents, the player is trying to get close to others without hurting them while, at the same time, spraying 'bullets' all over the screen.

The player starts the game with 10,000 points and loses points steadily. Every time a potential gorilla ball partner is hit by bad vibes another hundred points are lost.

At the end of the game the gorilla balls do a little dance. The game ends either when the player has been caught ten times, in which case there will be a positive score, or when all points have been lost, in which case the points score will be zero and the length of time played will determine whether the player has a high enough score to get onto the high score table.

The game has nine difficulty levels and the game records the top ten scores for each level.

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Tommy's Gorilla Ball Gotcha DOS No points left, game over. The gorilla balls now do a little dance.
Tommy's Gorilla Ball Gotcha DOS Got one! 
The count along the bottom (the 'C' tab) now says 1.
When caught the player changes colour.
Tommy's Gorilla Ball Gotcha DOS The game's help text can be accessed from within the game and as an MS WORD document. This screen shows the zany back-story
Tommy's Gorilla Ball Gotcha DOS There is no score but survival time will determine rank until a positive score can be recorded

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piltdown_man (121733) added Tommy's Gorilla Ball Gotcha (DOS) on Feb 19, 2011