The Microsoft & WUGNET Shareware Pick of the Week for Windows
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Ricochet by Reflexive Entertainment, Inc.

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Download Download Ricochet (8.5 Mb)

Ricochet is a classic brick busting game featuring state of the art graphics and incredible game play. It's a winning combination that your WHOLE family will enjoy. At only 7.3 megs, the download takes less than 17 minutes on a 56k modem. Get your free copy of Ricochet today - you'll be glad you did! Keep the ball in the air until all the bricks are destroyed. Move your ship to the left and right to do this - thatís it! The object of Ricochet is simple - get the highest possible score.

It may seem like an old concept, but Ricochet is completely modern! The graphics are state of the art, the sound is bone rattling, and the new twists on the familiar gameplay will keep you in front of your PC for hours at a time. Ricochet is an award winning game that features 170 levels spanning 4 unique level types. Along the way youíll unlock tons of power-ups that increase your abilities and even be challenged by puzzles built into the levels. If you figure out the puzzles, your task is made that much easier.

  • Countless hours of exhilarating, easy to learn game play
  • Simple controls and non-violent game play that make sure the entire family can participate.
  • Extraordinarily addictive game play with something new to see on each one of the 170 levels.
  • Rich 3D rendered artwork with over 65 thousand colors
  • Four different arenas with unique brick sets and background themes
  • Each arena has at least 40 unique brick layouts.
  • A total of 170 rounds/levels (yes thatís right 170) with 4 difficulty settings itís the equivalent of 680 levels!
  • As you improve, you will encounter numerous specialty bricks including exploding bricks, seemingly indestructible bricks, multi-hit bricks, power-up and penalty hiding bricks, moving bricks, and bricks that change their neighboring bricks with a chain reaction effect.
  • Awesome power-ups including laser guns, missile launchers, electrical ion sphere catchers, sphere multipliers, sphere decelerators, shield expanders, and everyoneís favorite - extra balls
  • Other power-ups will change your ball into one of many special kinds of balls including fireball and rail ball.

Applications on WUGNET displaying this logo have been certified by the application publisher and tested under Windows Vista. Your own results are dependent upon your system specifications.  Check if your computer will work with Windows Vista at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/upgradeadvisor/default.mspx

Download Download Ricochet (8.5 Mb)