Manual Reference Pages - TOPPLER (6)
toppler - clone of the old "Nebulous" game
toppler [-f] [-h] [-s] [-dNUM ]
This manual page documents briefly the
The goal of the game is to reach the target door of each of the 8
towers in currently 2 missions with this little green animal. This
door is usually at the very top of the tower.
But finding the way by using elevators and walking trough a maze of
doors and platforms is not the only problem you have to solve. There
are a bunch of other creatures living on the tower that will hinder
you to reach your target by pushing you over the edge of the
The only weapon of defence you have is to throw a little snowball. But
most of the other creatures just dont care about this. So you must
A little submarine brings you from one tower to the next. On this way
you have the chance to get some bonus points by catching fish. All you
have to do is to catch a fish in a bubble with your torpedo and then
collect the fish.
In the menu you can select the mission you want to play next with the
left and right cursor keys. Press space or return on the start menu
item to start the game.
The animal is controlled by the cursor keys and space (or return).
right make the animal walk.
down make the elevators
move if you are on one. (The elevator platforms are a little
bit smaller than the normal platforms.)
If you are in front of a door press up to enter it.
space key will either throw a snowball if you are
standing still or make the animal jump if you are walking.
In the level designer, press
h for the online help.
The program understands the following command line options.
Starts the game in fullscreen mode. But be careful! If the game
crashes it doesnt restore the original resolution, it stays in 640x480
Display short usage information and exit.
Makes the game silent. If you dont have a soundcard or for another
reason get an "cant open audio" error try this option.
Sets the debugging level; NUM is between 0 and 9, and the higher it is,
the more information toppler will print out to the console. (The default
debugging level is 0.)
Toppler was written by Andreas R�ver <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Later Pasi
Kallinen contributed a lot of code.
This manual page was written by Ben Bell <email@example.com>
for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
It was revised by Dylan Thurston <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
and by Bill Allombert <email@example.com>.
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