Gaming on AmigaOS 4.1: GemGem (Pouf-Pouf Production / HunoPPC)

Hello there and welcome to another game review here on the Gaming on AmigaOS 4.1 blog.

Just like in the two most recent reviews published on this website, we’re going to have a look at a game ported to AmigaOS 4 by HunoPPC. This time it’s a match-three game developed by Pouf-Pouf Production.

GemGem should work on all AmigaOS 4 configurations, including emulation in WinUAE.

Installation

You can download GemGem directly from HunoPPC’s website or from OS4Depot. I’ve included both links below:

http://os4depot.net/?function=showfile&file=game/puzzle/gemgem.lha

http://hunoppc.amiga-projects.net/sites/default/files/software_files/gemgem.lha

Once you’ve downloaded the game, enter your download directory and right-click on the file called “gemgem.lha”. Select “extract to” and then choose a destination drawer. The game will unpack and afterwards you can go into its directory and double-click the main icon to launch it. It should start right away.

Gameplay

GemGem is a match-three game similar to well known titles such as Bejeweled and Frozen Free Fall. It is not as advanced as these, but the basic principles of the games are the same. Match three or more gems and get points and bonuses.

Let’s have a look at how GemGem plays. 🙂

Here’s the main menu of the game. Here you can start playing, look at scores, check out the credits or adjust the options.
Not many options available, but you can adjust the volume of the audio.
Here’s the full credits for GemGem.
The high-score list for both the “Classic”-mode and the “Time”-mode.
After selecting “Play”, you can choose between two modes of playing.
The game is on.
Another in-game screenshot. 🙂
The “Game Over” screen is here.

The most important thing to know about GemGem is that it has two game modes. The first one, “Classic”, ends when you’re out of possible moves. The second one, “Time”, ends when you’re out of time. If you want to have a relaxing round of match-three, “Classic” is the one to go with, while the opposite is true for the one where you battle time. Both modes are fun and works well.

As mentioned earlier in this review, GemGem is not as advanced as larger match-three games, but it does the job well for a small game running in a window on your Workbench desktop. The archive itself does only take up 5 MB, which is not much at all. If you’re looking for some casual gem-blasting action, I recommend you give this one a go. 🙂

Thanks for reading and for visiting my blog. 🙂

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