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Pluto Strikes Back (Windows)

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In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union recategorized the celestial body known as Pluto, downgrading it from full "planet" status to membership in a new second-class category: the humiliating "dwarf planet".

This news did not go over well on Pluto. Powering up the "meteor magnet", the angry dwarf planet was equipped with a large baseball bat. Pulling space debris out of the cosmic abyss into its new intense gravitational well, it aims to vent its impotent frustration on the solar system by nailing line drives at the other smug planets. You control the swings of its bat by moving the mouse pointer around, aiming to maximise a high score in a kind of heavenly pinball game by flipping meteors at planets the fastest and most directly, with extra points awarded for ricochets and other trick shots. Missing a swing means that Pluto takes massive geological damage, and eventually, its rage spent through the collisions, it too will crumble into so much space dust.

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Pluto Strikes Back Windows Title screen
Pluto Strikes Back Windows Background story and instructions
Pluto Strikes Back Windows A solid hit off Venus!
Pluto Strikes Back Windows That should say "Planetary Collision" -- you also get a bonus for hitting a planet SO HARD it hits another planet, in turn.  Sending planets spiraling into the Sun hasn't yet been implemented 8)

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Pseudo_Intellectual (44706) added Pluto Strikes Back (Windows) on Jun 14, 2007