Abundante! game is not unique, meaning that there are quite a few games alike. Anyway, this game is very entertaining if you are looking for something to keep you entertained. You could classify this game in the puzzle category since you have to form groups of bricks matching their color, but let’s start from the beginning.
Abundante! is about creating matches. From the top part of the screen a wall of color bricks comes down slowly. The wall takes one step down (on row at a time) every few seconds. The goal of the player is to avoid that the bricks on the down side of the wall reach the floor, so how does the player do that? The player is provided with a ancient car sort of thing, which can move sideways with the mouse. An ascendant light beam, beginning above the car and going up until the wall of bricks, indicates the position of the car with respect of the wall. The car is to collect the brick the player picks up, and then to throw it up back again in a different position. The whole idea of doing this is to create a match of 3 or more bricks of the same color. When that occurs, those bricks in the group are transformed into gems which will fall down to the floor. The player has to collect those gems in order to score points. Besides the gems matter, doing this the player will be avoiding the bricks to touch the floor.
When you enter the game, you’ll be asked for a player name and then you’ll see the welcome screen with the following options:
- Change player: the first time there’s no existing player. After you create one or more, they’ll be saved. When you enter into this submenu, you’ll be asked for a name as a new player. It’s possible to have a list of different players and record their performance. This way, you can play home tournaments with family and friends.
- Play: it leads you to the “How to play” screen (unless you’ve deactivated it) and then you reach the first level.
- How to play: this option shows the single page help information.
- Options: this is the menu from where you can configure some game aspects like, music and sound volume, and full screen, among others.
- High Scores and Exit: no further explanation required.
You can try this game for 60 minutes before you buy the licensed version. If you like it, you can buy this game for only 19.95 dollars, right from the Oberon Media Game Center, on the Web.
About the systems requirements, here you have a list to check out:
• Win 2000/XP/Vista
• Processor speed:
• RAM: 128 MB
• Hard drive space (uncompressed): 16 MB
• Graphics Card: 3D acceleration recommended
• Sound Card: -
• DirectX version: 5.0
- Easy to learn how to play since its simplicity
- Very entertaining game
- It has multiple levels to play
- It’s available only in English
- It’s not a multiplayer game
- Use on network is not supported