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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287  \subsection{Wormlet} {\centering\itshape [Warning: Image ignored] % Unhandled or unsupported graphics: %\includegraphics[width=4.15cm,height=2.35cm]{images/rockbox-manual-img47.png} \newline Wormlet game \par} Wormlet is a multi{}-user multi{}-worm game on a multi{}-threaded multi{}-functional Rockbox console. You navigate a hungry little worm. Help your worm to find food and to avoid poisoned argh{}-tiles. The goal is to turn your tiny worm into a big worm for as long as possible. For 2{}-player games a remote control is not necessary but recommended. If you try to hold the Jukebox in the four hands of two players you'll find out why. Games with three players are only possible using a remote control. {\bfseries Wormlet main menu controls:} \begin{center}\begin{tabular}{|p{2.55cm}|p{9.958cm}|} \hline {\centering\bfseries\itshape KEY \par} & {\centering\bfseries\itshape ACTION \par} \\\hline {\centering UP/DOWN \par} & Selects number of players \\\hline {\centering LEFT/RIGHT \par} & Controls number of worms on the game \\\hline {\centering F1 \par} & Selects game mode. \\\hline \end{tabular}\end{center} {\bfseries Game controls:} \begin{center}\begin{tabular}{|p{2.162cm}|p{1.67cm}|p{3.813cm}p{4.256cm}p{4.1000004cm}|} \hline {\centering\bfseries\itshape Players \par} & {\centering\bfseries\itshape MODES \par} & \multicolumn{1}{p{3.813cm}|}{{\centering\bfseries\itshape PLAYER 1 \par} }& \multicolumn{1}{p{4.256cm}|}{{\centering\bfseries\itshape PLAYER 2 \par} }& {\centering\bfseries\itshape PLAYER 3 \par} \\\hline {\centering 0 \par} & {\centering Out of control \par} & \multicolumn{3}{p{12.569cm}|}{With no player taking part in the game all worms are out of control and steered by artificial stupidity. }\\\hline \multicolumn{1}{|p{2.162cm}}{{\centering 1 \par} }& \multicolumn{4}{p{14.439cm}}{\hspace*{-\tabcolsep}\begin{tabular}{|p{1.67cm}|p{3.813cm}|p{4.256cm}|p{4.1000004cm}|} {\centering 2 key control \par} & on Jukebox\newline LEFT: turn left\newline RIGHT: turn right & {}- & {}- \\\hline {\centering 4 key control \par} & on Jukebox\newline LEFT: turn left\newline UP: turn up\newline RIGHT: turn right\newline DOWN: turn down & {}- & {}- \\\hline \end{tabular}\hspace*{-\tabcolsep} }\\\cline{1-1} \multicolumn{1}{|p{2.162cm}}{{\centering 2 \par} }& \multicolumn{4}{p{14.439cm}}{\hspace*{-\tabcolsep}\begin{tabular}{|p{1.67cm}|p{3.813cm}|p{4.256cm}|p{4.1000004cm}|} {\centering Remote control \par} & on Jukebox\newline LEFT: turn left\newline RIGHT: turn right & on remote control\newline VOL DOWN: turn left\newline VOL UP: turn right & {}- \\\hline {\centering No remote control \par} & on Jukebox\newline LEFT: turn left\newline RIGHT: turn right & on Jukebox\newline F2: turn left\newline F3: turn right & {}- \\\hline \end{tabular}\hspace*{-\tabcolsep} }\\\cline{1-1} {\centering 3 \par} & {\centering Remote control \par} & \multicolumn{1}{p{3.813cm}|}{on Jukebox\newline LEFT: turn left\newline RIGHT: turn right }& \multicolumn{1}{p{4.256cm}|}{on remote control\newline VOL DOWN: turn left\newline VOL UP: turn right }& on Jukebox\newline F2: turn left\newline F3: turn right \\\hline \end{tabular}\end{center} \subsubsection{The game} Use the control keys of your worm to navigate around obstacles and find food. Worms do not stop moving except when dead. Dead worms are no fun. Be careful as your worm will try to eat anything that you steer it across. It won't distinguish whether it's edible or not. \begin{itemize} \item \textbf{Food} The small square hollow pieces are food. Move the worm over a food tile to eat it. After eating the worm grows. Each time a piece of food has been eaten a new piece of food will pop up somewhere. Unfortunately for each new piece of food that appears two new argh'' pieces will appear, too. \item \textbf{Argh} An argh'' is a black square poisoned piece {}- slightly bigger than food {}- that makes a worm say Argh!'' when run into. A worm that eats an argh'' is dead. Thus eating an argh'' must be avoided under any circumstances. Arghs'' have the annoying tendency to accumulate. \item \textbf{Worms} Thou shall not eat worms. Neither other worms nor thyself. Eating worms is blasphemous cannibalism, not healthy and causes instant death. And it doesn't help anyway: the other worm isn't hurt by the bite. It will go on creeping happily and eat all the food you left on the table. \item \textbf{Walls} Don't crash into the walls. Walls are not edible. Crashing a worm against a wall causes it a headache it doesn't survive. \item \textbf{Game over} The game is over when all worms are dead. The longest worm wins the game. \item \textbf{Pause the game} Press the PLAY key to pause the game. Hit PLAY again to resume the game. \item \textbf{Stop the game} There are two ways to stop a running game. \begin{itemize} \item If you want to quit Wormlet entirely simply hit the OFF button. The game will stop immediately and you will return to the game menu. \item If you want to stop the game and still see the screen hit the ON button. This freezes the game. If you hit the ON button again a new game starts with the same configuration. To return to the games menu you can hit the OFF button. A stopped game can not be resumed. \end{itemize} \end{itemize} \subsubsection{The scoreboard} On the right side of the game field is the score board. For each worm it displays its status and its length. The top most entry displays the state of worm 1, the second worm 2 and the third worm 3. When a worm dies it's entry on the score board turns black. \begin{itemize} \item \textbf{Len:} Here the current length of the worm is displayed. When a worm is eating food it grows by one pixel for each step it moves. \item \textbf{Hungry:} That's the normal state of a worm. Worms are always hungry and want to eat. It's good to have a hungry worm since it means that your worm is alive. But it's better to get your worm growing. \item \textbf{Growing:} When a worm has eaten a piece of food it starts growing. For each step it moves over food it can grow by one pixel. One piece of food lasts for 7 steps. After your worm has moved 7 steps the food is used up. If another piece of food is eaten while growing it will increase the size of the worm for another 7 steps. \item \textbf{Crashed:} This indicates that a worm has crashed against a wall. \item \textbf{Argh:} If the score board entry displays Argh!'' it means the worm is dead because it tried to eat an argh''. Until we can make the worm say Argh!'' it's your job to say Argh!'' aloud. \item \textbf{Wormed:} The worm tried to eat another worm or even itself. That's why it's dead now. Making traps for other players with a worm is a good way to get them out of the game. \end{itemize} \subsubsection{Hints} \begin{itemize} \item Initially you will be busy with controlling your worm. Try to avoid other worms and crawl far away from them. Wait until they curl up themselves and collect the food afterwards. Don't worry if the other worms grow longer than yours {}- you can catch up after they've died. \item When you are more experienced watch the tactics of other worms. Those worms controlled by artificial stupidity head straight for the nearest piece of food. Let the other worm have its next piece of food and head for the food it would probably want next. Try to put yourself between the opponent and that food. From now on you can 'control' the other worm by blocking it. You could trap it by making a 1 pixel wide U{}-turn. You also could move from food to food and make sure you keep between your opponent and the food. So you can always reach it before your opponent. \item While playing the game the Jukebox can still play music. For single player game use any music you like. For berserk games with 2 players use hard rock and for 3 player games use heavy metal or X{}-Phobie (\url{http://www.x-phobie.de/}). Play fair and don't kick your opponent in the toe or poke him in the eye. That would be bad manners. \end{itemize}