I really enjoyed this mini-game when I was younger, so I decided to remake it with a few extra little features of my own.
GameplayThe goal of the game is to score as many points as you can in 3 minutes. Move the beetle with your arrow keys and shoot with the spacebar. When you hit a shell, it will explode and has the possibility of starting a chain reaction. The bigger the chain reaction, the more points you'll get! Therefore it isn't always best to mash the spacebar at every shell you see, it might be best to dodge the shells until enough are on the screen to cause a good chain reaction.
When the game starts, there will only be one shell on the screen. From this point, for every shell you shoot, two will come back!
If your beetle is hit by a shell, don't give up! Tap the spacebar as fast as you can to revive your stunned beetle. The more times your beetle hit by a shell, the harder it is to recover. If you do not recover your beetle in 3 seconds, it will faint, and the game will be over.
Be on the lookout for these powerups which will help you:
Game OptionsDuring your game, you can press the M key to turn off sounds, and the F key to toggle FPS
RequirementsBecause this game was made with Java technology, it can run on Windows, Mac, and Linux!
You'll need at least Java version 1.4 with Java Webstart. If the game won't download or doesn't work, head over to java.com and download the latest version.
DownloadDuring your download, you may see a window similiar to the image below. This is Java's way of reminding you that Java programs are just like normal programs, meaning a malicious programmer could use Java to harm your system. Click on "Run" and the game will start!
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Disclaimer: This site is not affiliated with Nintendo or its partners. Original game Copyright © Nintendo. This remake and website was programmed by Matt Campbell.