updated 04:40 pm EDT, Tue May 29, 2001
Strange Flavour has provided MacNN with new details and screenshots on the follow-up to its popular side-scrolling action game, Bushfire. Airburst, which will be released for Classic and Mac OS X in approximately three weeks, features a combat arena where players use a paddle to try to protect their bubble from being popped by spiked balls that bounce around the arena.
For the main game, the player is protected by a series of balloons that surround the main bubble that the cartoon characters sit atop. Your goal is to be the last character with his bubble still intact. Balloons appear around the arena which, when popped by a spiked ball, affect the ball's movement or the paddle of the player that last hit that ball. For instance, one balloon will make the ball move faster while another may make it bounce off walls in erratic directions. Other ballons may extend or shorten the length of a player's paddle.
While the main deathmatch game type and all of the game's levels will be playable without purchase, the company is asking for players to pay the $3 registration fee in order to unlock Airburst's other nine game types, including Capture the Frog, Thief, and Duel.