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Colorclash Slim

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Developer Martijn Wenting
Publisher Revival Studios
System Vectrex
Release Date 2006
Mode Single player only
Media Cartridge

Colorclash Slim was released by Revival Studios and contains both the game Colorclash and Xudoku. Colorclash Slim has features which enable the graphics to be viewed as either vector objects or as bit-mapped graphics. This feature is not available in any other release of Colorclash such as Colorclash Limited Edition. As part of its options it also includes the ability to play using an Atari 2600 Paddle Controller.

Color Clash[]

Gameplay[]

Blocks descend from the top of the screen and the player must shoot them before they reach the bottom. Each block is marked by a symbol which the player must match up. Should a wrong symbol be fired, all blocks will progress faster. Clear all blocks to proceed to the next level.

Controls[]

  • Move player's ship-left or right on on the joystick or D-pad
  • Select symbol-up or down on the joystick or D-pad
  • Move player's ship left-button 1
  • Move player's ship right-button 2
  • Select symbol-button 3
  • Fire-button 4

Scoring[]

10 points are awarded for each symbol matched up.

Xudoku[]

Gameplay[]

The game is based on Sudoku. In Sudoku, the player must enter a number between 1 and 9, so that each number is only present once in that column, row and 3 by 3 subgrid. The entire grid is composed of a 9 by 9 grid and some of the numbers have already been filled in to give the game strategy.

Controls[]

  • Move cursor-joystick or D-pad
  • Increase number-button 1
  • Decrease number-button 2
  • Exit game-button 3

Trivia[]

  • Color Clash Slim was available for purchase both directly from Revival Studios and from Good Deal Games.
  • Color Clash Slim is numbered RS-VX0004 in Revival Studios's Vectrex series. It was preceded by V-Hockey (RS-VX0003) and followed by the 3D Scape cart (RS-VX0005).
  • Colorclash Limited Edition was also available from Revival Studios and included a professionally printed cardboard GCE-style box, reproduction Vectrex cartridge shell and overlay. It was limited to 150 copies.


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