A 30 level gravity action. You pilot a ship on construction sites and throw cargo at trucks to load them. Obstacles and some weird ideas, e.g. literally kicking alien tourists or loading trucks on rotating meteors. You may find references to some classics such as Asteroids, Thrust, Space Taxi, Cut The Rope (..).
Keyboard only controls:
Use B, ESC or Backspace key to return to a previous screen or exit a level.
In menus: Arrow keys and Return. In game: A - rotate ship left, S - rotate right, K - thrust, L - release cargo. These keys can be configured in KEYS submenu.
Your mission: Load all trucks in a level with cargo within the 180 second working shift without crashing the ship or other unfavorable events occurring. Cargo is picked up by flying the ship over a dispenser. Once the cargo is hooked, you load a truck by releasing the cargo and hitting the truck with it. To throw cargo utilize the hammer throw principle. Different techniques are possible: Hurls, hook shots or balancing cargo at the tip of the ship.
The game requires a WebGL capable browser. Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi and Chrome tested to work.
This game expects to develop some skills and the difficulty level is nasty (but nowhere near as nasty as in Thrust or Space Taxi). Learning curve is steep, even the first levels are challenging.
Schubi follows a game within game principle: You can play the levels in any order, view each of them as a (mini-)game. E.g. level 30 is a racing game and you may even start with that if you have problems with the first level.
If you cannot get to grips with level 1: The ship cannot pass the white/red striped barrier, only cargo can. First practice flying around (using A,S,K). Next fly over the dispenser (green circular object) which hooks cargo to the ship. Fly some half circles and watch the cargo gyrating. Next eject the cargo with L, watch its flying path. Pick up more cargo and hurl it towards the trucks beyond the barrier. If you loaded them all with cargo, congratulations, you developed some necessary skills.
The ingame music track is selected in OPTIONS - TUNE.
An Android version is available in a bundle of three games:
|Published||Jan 11, 2015|
|Tags||challenge, Commodore 64, game-within-game, gravity-action, nasty-difficulty-level, skill-development, skill-game, space-taxi, thrust, varied-gameplay|
|Average session||A few minutes|
- Music track updateJan 06, 2018
Leave a comment
Log in with itch.io to leave a comment.