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Piston is a combination arcade-thinking game, it takes fast reflexes as well as planning and calculation.
They are not strong enough to attack your undergound cities yet, but they have a plan to weaken you.
You must stop them, if they cut off your travel, then they can attack each city seperately and defeat you.
Your friends are busily building the blocks, they appear in a chute on the left side of the road. Unfortunatly, they are working very rapidly, so they cannot give you the strongest blocks all the time. The blocks will have a resistive strength of 1-10.
Your goal is to have the weakest blocks in the stacks under a piston total more strength than the force of the piston coming down on them. So, a piston decending with a force of 7 will shatter the weakest blocks in the stacks under it if the weakest blocks add up to less than 7. But, if they are greater, that piston will be stopped! So if there are two stacks under a 7 piston, and the weakest block in each stack is 4, then the total is 8, and the piston will stop.
You control the direction of your trolley either with the keyboard or the mouse, you can tell Piston which you want to use in the Preferences box. When you first get Piston, the keys will be set to: Right arrow-move right, Left arrow-move left, Up arrow-stop, 'F' - stack block, and 'C'- change speed.
Piston.sit (129.05 KiB / 132.15 KB)
Piston v1.0 / compressed w/ Stuffit
Mac OS 6.x - Mac OS 9.2.2
Emulating this? It should run fine under: Basilisk II