August 19, 2005

Boppin released as freeware

Back in 1994, we released a puzzle game called "Boppin". It was a game that featured some inventive game design, rather varied graphic styles, and one stabbed and bleeding teddy bear. :)

We discontinued the title a couple of years ago at the request of the original author, and haven't sold it in awhile. However, the same guy who originally wrote the game has since released the game on his own as freeware! Here's the game text we originally had for it on our website when we were still selling the title.

Boppin' is a fun, addictive puzzle game disguised as an arcade game. Each screen in Boppin' (160 in the full version) is a unique puzzle with varied graphics. The game is easy to learn, and the built-in instructions are easy to understand.

The object of the game is to solve all 40 levels of each of the four episodes, and then defeat the end-of-level boss. Each episode has a lead-in story and different endings depending on how well you did. After episode four there is a special ending that wraps up the entire story. Defeating the ending boss for each episode is made easier by doing well (by accumulating points) on the 40 levels for that episode.

The idea on each level is to grab "bopping blocks" and use them to complete patterns on the level. Certain patterns will free a video game character that you might recognize from dozens of other arcade/action games (i.e. Space Invaders and Pac Man).

There are several strategies and skills to learn, and one or two players can play at the same time at the same computer. Every level also has a "mystery spot" (awards 10x extra points for a limited time) and a way to get a "perfect bonus" (if you solve all puzzles on a level).

While we don't have anything to do with this release, we thought we'd bring it to your attention. Boppin has also been updated for Windows as well, so head on over to the Boppin for Windows Page and check out the game for free!

In other classic game news, don't forget that we released our 1996 title Stargunner as freeware back in June. You can check that out here.

Posted by Joe Siegler on August 19, 2005 at 5:10 PM | Permalink
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