Binary package “zblast-x11” in ubuntu maverick
X11 version of zblast, shoot 'em up space game
zblast is a shoot 'em up space game with a cool sound.
The goal of zblast is to shoot and destroy all enemy ships. When you
get it before your ship is destroyed, you can go to a next stage (called
"wave" in this game).
Unlike most of other shoot 'em up games, in zblast your ship can bear
a fair amount of damage (at least 30 hits and you can gain extra energy
during the game). It does not mean that you are safe -- you just need it.
In fact, enemy shots are fast and the sky is FILLED with them. If you
enjoy surviving a rain of laser beams by dodging them, you may need
The most interesting part of zblast is its music. With the abstract
graphics (simple line-only diagrams), zblast can provide a taste of
Two versions of the zblast program are available, one uses svgalib and
one uses X11. This package contains X11 version of the game. The command
is named "xzb" rather than "xblast" because there is already another
xblast (a bomberman clone).