DescriptionThe 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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- Application Software / Operating Systems containing games
- Breakout variants
- Concentration / Memory variants
- Gameplay feature: "Simon says"
- Gameplay feature: Tower of Hanoi puzzle
- Genre: Board game - Peg solitaire
- Genre: Sliding block / tile puzzle
- Lights Out variants
- Mastermind variants
- Minesweeper variants
- Snake variants
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