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About JavaScript-MazeExplorer:

This is a demo-page for an advanced employment of image and layer animation for JavaScript 1.2 (Navigator 4.0 and compatible). Java is used for LiveAudio connection only!

Explore the mazes and collect as many boxes as possible. Your 'Acme-Mazer Ltd. MazeExplorer Mk I' is equiped with a cannon specially developed to provide extra performance in mazes. It will be auto-deactivated for very short distances to protect you from the murderous blast reflected from the maze. But be aware of some limitations: There is only one shot a time and as luck will have it, you've forgotten to bring the ammunition. Collect up to a maximum of 8 bullets to help yourself against the maze's unfriendly inhabitents. (Any ammunition will be lost with a breaking ship.)


The 'Acme-Mazer Ltd. MazeExplorer Mk I' - take care of it.
Some enigmatic goods - collect them to get further.
This little monster may seem cute to you, but it has some uneasy attitudes.
Bullet - collect it, you may need it. Stored ammunition is displayed at the lower left of the maze.

How to Move (Mouse control):
The general concept: Center the mouse pointer over the controller at the lower right side of the game area and move the mouse in the direction you want your ship to move.
Move the mouse onto the arrows to direct the ship through the maze. To repeat a command (p.e. to start a new level) center the pointer in the middle and reenter the arrow's area.
Click to fire.

Click the ball in the middle of the controller to pause the game. A "P" in the level field will indicate that the game is currently paused.
Click again to continue.

Keyboard control:
Use the numeric keypad to navigate the ship. (Mouse-control is still active.)
   "Space" ... Fire.
   "N" ... New game.
   "P" ... Pause.
(Click anywhere in the window first, to give keyboard focus to it!)

default: i (up) (left) j k l (right) (down)
Speed Settings:
The actual animation speed derives from the combination of speed and smoothness and the limitations of the hardware used.
Reduce smoothness to optimize your top speed.


New:  Introduced in Aug. '97
5 different mazes available.

Fast machines (200 MHz+) highly recommended!

This script was tested on a PowerMac 7300 with "Netscape 4.01 (Macintosh; I; PPC)".
If you observe any problems using other installations, please let me know.

Allow the off-screen images time to load before you start playing.

Scripts and images © N.Landsteiner 1997
(Images best with monitor depth higher than 256 colours.)

All rights reserved. No copying or publication without the author's written permission.

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