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bastet — any falling bricks game clone with "bastard" block-choosing AI

Description

bastet (short for "bastard falling bricks game") is a any falling bricks game clone which tries to give you the worst possible block. Playing bastet can be a painful experience, especially if you usually make "canyons" and wait for the long I-shaped block.

Usage

bastet tries to conform as much as possible to the falling bricks game guidelines. We refer to those for the rules of the game. In the starting menu, you can configure the key bindings; the default ones are:

DOWN
moves the tetromino down (one single step)
LEFT
moves the tetromino left
RIGHT
moves the tetromino right
SPACE
rotates CW
UP
rotates CCW
ENTER
drops the tetromino as far down as possible (hard drop)
P
pauses the game
CTRL+C
exits the game without any further prompt

Playing Modes

The game includes two playing modes. In the second one (harder), you do not get the preview of the next tetromino, and the algorithm is modified to take advantage of this.

Files

$(HOME)/.bastetrc User options

$(HOME)/.bastetscores User-specific high scores file (used only if the system high scores file is unavailable)

/var/games/bastet.scores2 System-wide high scores for bastet.

Bugs

Many.

Author

Federico Poloni <f.poloni@gmx.com>

Info

FEBRUARY 2009