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ShowText (included games) (DOS)

ShowText (included games) DOS Game menu: pick your poison

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The ShowText system is a programming language, designed for developing interactive DOS applications with a customized TUI (text-based user interface) and mouse support. The system was originally distributed as a shareware product, and each release came with a selection of demonstration programs - including games. As of the final revision (v2.2, released as freeware) the package includes the following games:
  • Attack (aka Aliens in earlier versions), in which you hunt down invading ships with the mouse cursor before they laser the city to death
  • Bricks, a Breakout clone
  • Card Match, a concentration game with standard playing cards
  • Cave-Dive, where you must collect diamonds while dodging bombs and cave walls, all in free-fall
  • Depth Charge, similar to Deep Scan, where a destroyer must time its charges to destroy the roving submarines below the surface
  • Land-Mine, a Minesweeper variant
  • Lights-Off, an adaptation of the electronic puzzle game Lights Out
  • MasterMind, revisiting the classic code-breaking board game of the same name
  • Number Guessing, which gives you five attempts to guess a number between 1 and 50 based on visual cues
  • Peg Jump (aka Pegs), a game of peg solitaire
  • Puzzle, the familiar basic 4x4 sliding tile puzzle
  • Reverse, which challenges you to arrange the scrambled digits from 1 to 9 by reversing parts of the sequence at a time
  • Sequence Repeat, a 'Simon Says' game with optional sound
  • Shooting Gallery, the well-known carnival shooting game, now in ASCII form
  • Towers, a Tower of Hanoi puzzle, playable with 3-7 discs
  • Wiggle-Worm, a multi-level Snake-like game (including instructions for designing additional levels using the ShowText language)

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ShowText (included games) DOS Rules for MasterMind
ShowText (included games) DOS Attack: pick off the alien bastards in the air
ShowText (included games) DOS Introducing Wiggle-Worm
ShowText (included games) DOS Reverse: just what it says on the tin.

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vileyn0id_8088 (13497) added ShowText (included games) (DOS) on Aug 07, 2014