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Powermanga

Description: Vertical shoot-em-up scroller.
Download: powermanga.i386-aros.zip       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 7Mb
Version: 0.91
Date: 19 Feb 14
Author: Jean-Michel Martin
Submitter: cavemann
Homepage: http://linux.tlk.fr/games/Powermanga/
Category: game/action
License: GPL
Distribute: yes
FileID: 1374
 
Comments: 2
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Downloads: 71  (Current version)
71  (Accumulated)
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Powermanga is a shoot'em up game; you will have to fight more
than 60 different types of enemies.

You start with a ship, and enemies show up throwing bombs at you.
Shoot them, and get better weapons for your ship (otherwise, you
won't go too far!)  To get better weapons, you will have to
catch green and red gems.  Whenever you pick a green gem, the
highlighted option at the right side of the screen goes up one unit.

Use the Ctrl-key to select an upgrade option from the right panel.
The options are, from the bottom to the top:

- More speed

- More energy to your ship
  If you get out of energy, you lose your ship. Losing your ship
  means either going back to the ship you were using before you
  "upgraded' it, or dying if you had no previous ship! You can
  check your energy level in the little bar at the bottom (the bar
  at the right is yours; the one at the left is your enemy's, in
  case you're fighting a big one)

- Several options for different weapons

- The last option gets you a better ship
  If the current option is "more power to the leftside straight
  weapons", for example, you may select it and they will
  immediately take effect.

If the current option is already the last, and you pick a green or
red gem, you will  go back to the first one (but you will get an
extra side-weapon). Also, whenever you pick an option, the current
option goes back to the first one.

THE GEMS

During the game, you will sometimes see gems falling down when an
enemy is destroyed. You may catch those gems:

- Green gems
  As we said before, makes the current option go up one unit.

- Red gems
  Similar to the green gem, but it increases 2 units instead of 1.

- Pink gems
  Gives energy to your ship. If your energy is at the maximum
  level, this gem will give you a full blast that destroys all
  enemies currently on the screen.

- Blue gems
  They multiply the score points for each destroyed enemy by 2.
  If you get the blue gem again, the score points are multiplied
  by 4; you can see the "2x" or "4x" blinking at the sidebar.

- Yellow gems
  These give you protection balls. If you already have six
  protection balls and you get another yellow gem, you will get
  a special weapon!

CHANGING SHIPS

When you get a better ship, you will be able to accumulate more
energy, becoming more resistant to attacks. But whenever you
"upgrade" your ship, a few things will happen:

- Protection
  You will lose all your protection balls (let's say they're not
  "compatible" with your new ship).

- Weapons
  You will lose one "degree" in your weapons (if you had used green
  gems to get the best possible weapon for shooting straight
  forward, for example, after upgrading your ship you will have
  to get one more green gem if you want your weapons at the maximum
  power.)

- Score
  If your score was getting multiplied by 2 or 4, it won't be anymore
  (go get more blue gems!)

KEYS

In the main menu, use the arrow keys and enter.  To play the game,
use the arrow keys to move, space for shooting and control to pick
a selected option.

Also:

 CTRL+S         enable/disable the music
 CTRL+Q         finish the play current
 CTRL+A         about Powermanga
 F10            quit Powermanga
 P              enable/disable pause
 F              switch between full screen and windowed mode
 PAGE UP        volume up
 PAGE DOWN      volume down

OPTIONS

Valid command line options:

 -h, --help
 prints help message and exit

 --window
 windowed mode (full screen by default)

 --320
 the game will run in a 320*200 window

 --fullscreen
 the game will run in full screen 

 -v, --verbose
 verbose mode (sends tech output to RAM:T dir)

 --nosound
 disable sound

 --sound
 enable sound

 --nosync
 disable timer

 --easy
 make the game easier by giving more bonuses

 --hard
 make the game harder

 --2x 
 scale2x effects which scale the image of 2x 

 --3x 
 scale3x effects which scale the image of 3x 

 --4x 
 scale4x effects which scale the image of 4x


The game configuration can also be edited
in the powermanga.conf file located in
pm_data/tlk-config.


AUTHOR

Powermanga - Copyright TLK Games. You are free to redistribute
and/or change it under the terms of the GNU General Public
License. See the docs for details.







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