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DOSBOX_POPCORN.ZIP - 56k - Run RUNME.BAT to play
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Original archive (arkclone.zip, 59k) - The main download file above (DOSBOX_POPCORN.ZIP) is pre-configured to work DOSBox. This file, arkclone.zip, is the original and may require installation / setup.
Popcorn is a famous Arkanoid clone created in 1988 by a pair of French developers, Christophe Lacaze (code) and Frédérick (graphics/.sounds). This CGA Arkanoid clone was quite popular back in the early DOS days and was widely distributed online, for good reason! It plays quite well, and simulates most of the features of Arkanoid, albeit in CGA mode. The goal is the same: Break all the bricks on the level to progress. There are 50 levels in all, plus a level editor to create your own. The text of the game is in French but it's not too difficult to figure out what's what. (See Instructions for a list of all the function keys.) Note that pressing F9 toggles sound on/off! Full instructions in English can be found in the POP_ENG.DOC file translated by Phillip Bogle. (DOSBox is set to run in CGA mode, which displays the game with its intended RED color rather than the more typical CGA pink. If you're used to playing it in pink, run DOSBox in a VGA mode instead via the "machine" setting in dosbox.conf.)
F1 Start the game
F2 Run the demonstration
F3 Play with the mouse
F4 Play with the keyboard
F5 Define keys
F6 View the high-score table
F8 Select color palette
F9 Sound on/off
F10 Boss key
Esc Return to DOS (In game: Pause)
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CTRL-F12 attempts to speed up game, CTRL-F11 attempts to slow it down. See Instructions section above for help playing the game!
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