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Strat-O-Gems Deluxe

a.k.a. John Payson's Strat◆Gems Deluxe / StratoGems

created and published by AtariAge in 2005, running on Atari 2600 VCS
type: puzzle
perspective: other
player options: single player
languages: eng

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Description
Rotate and drop the stack of gems so that 3 or more of the same color form a row horizontally, vertically, and/or diagonally. Any gems left floating will fall and possibly make more rows. If there are any gems left above the line after a drop (and subsequent row removals), the game is over. Chain reactions result in many more points. Gems change shape for each level. A wildcard stack of gems will appear occasionally; they can form rows with any color, even multiple colors at once. An explosive gem will appear occasionally too; it will destroy every gem of the color it is dropped on.

This game uses the AtariVox for voice throughout the game. Notably, it will count the combos as they occur. It is also used to save instant replays and high scores. It will automatically save the best performance of the demo mode and show it first from that point on.

Quoted from supercat:
Quoted from mos6507:
You failed to mention that Strat-o-gems actually uses the tone generator portion of the Speakjet to enhance the music/soundfx.[/quote]

It does? That would be news to me, and I wrote the thing. >:*3

(Zerothis) - # 2008-09-13 08:39:16
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John Payson [supercat] (programmer)
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