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Linux.com: Good Old-Fashioned Shooting with Kobo Deluxe

Feb 09, 2007, 10:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

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"If you still dig the old-style arcade games, you owe it to yourself to check out Kobo Deluxe, an improved version of XKobo with sound and better graphics. I ran across Kobo Deluxe when I was looking for a game similar to Namco's arcade classic Bosconian. Your mission? Blow up the fortresses and move on to the next level, to ... blow up more fortresses. OK, so it's not exactly Shakespearean story development, but what do you want from a retro arcade-style game anyway? Right--fast-paced action and an ever-increasing high score, which Kobo Deluxe delivers in spades.

"The nice thing about Kobo Deluxe is that its gameplay is really simple. After starting the game, you have five ships that can move in eight directions. The Space key pauses the game, and Ctrl fires your ship's weapons. The weapons fire forward and backward simultaneously, and you don't have to worry about running out of ammo--that's unlimited..."

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