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Frozen Bubble

Frozen Bubble is a game in which you throw colorful bubbles and build groups to destroy the bubbles. In one-player mode, you must destroy all the bubbles to access the next level. In multi-player modes, the goal is to have your opponent die before you. Local one-player and two-player modes are supported, and networked play is supported for modes ranging from two to five players.

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  •  10 Dec 2008 08:42

Release Notes: More options can be set in LAN/NET games. An abort during a multiplayer game with a player in lowest graphics mode was fixed. Internet servers are listed much faster now by using parallel discovery. The ability to record and replay games was added. The ability to save frames from records was added to create high quality videos of games. Geolocalized nicks are used in the server lounge.

  •  23 Nov 2006 15:42

Release Notes: This release should fix all the bugs encountered in 2.0.0 (all reported aborts should be fixed). A few interesting small features have been added.

  •  28 Oct 2006 00:00

Release Notes: A new 1-player multiplayer training game mode was added. Network (Internet) games with up to 5 players are now supported, with the ability to transparently handle players behind NAT. LAN game is similar to network game, except that no connection is made to the Internet. The graphics were revamped and include 3D-based smooth penguin eye candy. The intro and 1p music were redone as fully digital productions. Joystick support was added. Recording and playback of games with non-predefined levels was implemented along with real-time graphical effects in the menu screen and anti-aliased and localized messages.

  •  16 Feb 2003 17:36

Release Notes: A level editor has been added, the single player game now comes with 100 levels (instead of 50), all the graphics have been re-designed, and the two player game features the chain reaction mechanism as an option.

  •  23 May 2002 09:19

Release Notes: New features include the ability to disable sound or music independently, playlist support, on-the-fly fullscreen toggling, and special bubbles for color-blind people (-cb option). Bugfixes were made for music toggling and for the absence of the highscore screen when all levels have been finished.

RSS Recent comments

08 Feb 2010 19:29 abiru Thumbs up

thats the coolest game ever

04 Jun 2003 09:02 bcrowell Thumbs up

Re: great game!; a few problems
Oops! My comment about the bug in the shell script was a little off-base. This script is part of the FreeBSD port, and the bug isn't the fault of the original Frozen Bubble developers.

03 Jun 2003 13:05 mikl

Great game, but too easy in one player mode
Hello,

I think this game is beautiful and really cool. However, I think this game is too easy in one player mode. I can play a long, long time before loosing.
(But maybe did I miss something...)

I do not know if this is possible regarding the game play, but it would be nice to have configurable user level.

03 Jun 2003 12:32 bcrowell Thumbs up

great game!; a few problems

This is a fantastic game! Very hypnotic to play.

A few problems:

There is a bug in the two-line shell script that you use to run the program, which prevents it from accepting command-line arguments. It should read like this:

#!/bin/sh

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libc_r.so perl /usr/local/bin/frozen-bubble.pl do-install $*

The script distributed with the game is missing the $* at the end.

The game sometimes crashes X-Windows (!) in 2-player mode, and also in full-screen mode. However, this may be due to the fact that I'm using the latest version of Perl-SDL, rather than the stable version.

There's no documentation.

Running in KDE, the game doesn't respond to clicking on the X (go-away) widget in the title bar. There doesn't seem to be any documentation about how to quit the game. Pressing the Esc key sometimes works, but not always.

25 Mar 2002 18:27 pimlottc

Re: Awww!
I must agree. The quality of this program is superb. It's easily better than the original Puzzle Bobble (for Windows) which I have wasted hundreds of hours playing. I run Debian and it works like a charm. Kudos to the authors on an excellent piece of work and also thanks to Mandrake for sponsering this program and truly giving back to the community.

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