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Several Great Linux Terminal Games

Standing for TINT Is Not Tetris, that’s exactly what it is. A terminal-based tetris clone with highscore saving and 9 levels. Among the tetris clones for Linux, this one is one of my favorites. Use J to move pieces left, L to move them right, K to rotate and SPACE to accelerate. Press Q to quit. On Ubuntu at least, there seems to be a problem when saving highscores due to permissions not allowing it (Error creating /var/games/tint.scores). You can fix it by doing something like this: sudo touch /var/games/tint.scores && sudo chown $USER:$USER /var/games/tint.scores.
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tint

ninvaders

This one is a classic space invaders clone.
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ninvaders
bsdgames

This is a package that contains about 40 classic games for the terminal, including these:
– worm – snake-like game
– backgammon – board game
– tetris – tetris clone
– robots – dodge and kill robots

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pacman4console

This is a clone for console of one of the most famous games ever, Pacman.

pacman4console
greed

In Greed, you have to eat as much of the numbers on the screen as possible by moving in four different directions. When no more moves are available, the game is over.

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nethack

Nethack is a very popular dungeonlike game. According to the man page, ???To win the game (as opposed to merely playing to beat other people’s high scores) you must locate the Amulet of Yendor which is somewhere below the 20th level of the dungeon and get it out. Nobody has achieved this yet; anybody who does will probably go down in history as a hero among heros.???
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zangband

Yet another dungeonlike adventure game.
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