Binary package “gemdropx” in ubuntu maverick
Gem Drop X is an interesting one-player puzzle game for X11
The game is played with YOU at the bottom of the screen. At the
top is a random assortment of colored shapes ("gems"). As time
goes on, more gems appear at the very top of the screen, pushing the
rest downwards. The game is over when the gems reach the bottom.
It's your job to keep the screen from filling up. You do this by
"grabbing" gems from the top of the screen, carrying them around,
if need be, and "throwing" them back up.
If, when you throw some gems back up, you create a "match" of 3 or more
gems in a vertical column, they disappear (with a cool little explosion).
At this point, if there are any "matches" of the same gem to the left or
right of this column, they disappear too! And so on. This is great for
cool chain-reactions! You also get more points for the more gems that
disappear in a match. (Matching four gives as many points as matching
three twice, for example.)