.1. In Webracer you drive the red car and your challenge is to set the fastest time while beating the opposing race cars. A race consists of two tracks with 3 laps each. You have to finish as number one on the first track to qualify for the second track
2. You control the car with your keyboard. Up arrow to accelerate, Down arrow to break. Left arrow for left turn and Right arrow for right turn. With the Space Bar you can activate the Turbo Boost.
3. Avoid touching the other cars as this causes you to lose valuable speed. On each track there are 3 Turbo Boost placed on the track. Drive over them to collect them and use them when you need to add some extra speed to your car to overtake an opponent or catch up in a hurry
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Scorched 3D is a game based loosely (or actually quite heavily now) on the classic DOS game Scorched Earth "The Mother Of All Games". Scorched 3D adds amongst other new features a 3D island environment and LAN and internet play. Scorched 3D is totally free and is available for both Microsoft Windows and Unix (Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Solaris etc.) operating systems.
You can pick up the game and begin playing very quickly. Then, when/if you are interested, you can poke in the dimmer recesses of the game and get into the strategy (or just ignore it altogether!).
At its lowest level, Scorched 3D is just an artillery game with two+ tanks taking turns to destroy opponents in an arena. Choose the angle, direction and power of each shot, launch your weapon, and try to blow up other tanks. That's basically it.
But Scorched 3D can be a lot more complex than that, if you want it to be. You can earn money from successful battles and use it to invest in additional weapons and accessories. You can play with up to twenty four other players at a time, mixing computer players with humans. There's a variety of changing environmental conditions and terrains to be dealt with. After the end of each round (which ends when everybody dies or there's only one person left), you get to buy stuff using the prize money you won from previous matches.
" The venerable artillery-style slug-match gets a 3D update with Scorched3D, a very addictive and nicely rendered turn-based game. 5 Stars. "
(Review of Scorched 3D at CNET Download.com)
Remember Breakout, where you had your paddle at the bottom of the screen, and the goal was to hit the bouncing ball to knock out all of the bricks? This game starts off with that general idea, then adds more challenging aspects, from fast moving balls to blocks with teeth that eat your paddle. You can change the backgrounds and sounds, as well. This game is free, but upon leaving the program you'll see a promo screen for the developer's game CD-ROM.
PLEASE NOTE F1 Gets you to the help menu and F9 gets you out of the game via another demo game. Highly recommended
Also if you like this game then just go to the web site of the developers to find plenty more downloadable games
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Dig This: Will you increase the mass of the counterweight? Maybe you ought to fiddle with the launch angle. Those are two of six adjustments to make when playing the harder-than-it-looks Treb Challenge. (Okay, I didn't know what a trebuchet was either.) [Thanks, Brad.]
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Welcome to the clickmazes! Lots of unique interactive puzzles and mazes found here, and a few other things besides. Click on the links below to find out more. Enjoy... and let me know how well you survive.
July 2005: New this month are two new no-left-turn mazes, kindly provided by Palmer Mebane. Also a belated addition to Oskar's page: Oskar's belgian maze. Last, though by no means least, are the punt mazes. Tilt meets sokoban with devastating results. And... slightly belatedly... (1st August) I simply must add a link to my brother's ambigram maze. A world first in ambigrams!