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Sheep vs. Gravity Screensaver

By Russ Horton Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This silly screensaver has a pretty funny concept if you like dark humor, but the execution could be better. A quick installation brings you right to the screensaver control panel so you can get started immediately. Sheep vs. Gravity Screensaver presents you with a peaceful view of sheep grazing in a field. After a short time, they begin to jump, bouncing off the ground and sides as they go higher. Once the sheep reach maximum height, they fall back to the ground and explode into pieces. Some animal lovers may find this offensive, but it's less gory than it sounds. The bouncing sheep are accompanied by the "1812 Overture," which adds to the absurdity. The graphics are as simple as an old-school video game, and the active window is much smaller than your monitor, with no option for changing the screen size. We would have liked more settings, such as for screen size or number of sheep, but you can only turn the music and sound effects on and off. If you have a sick sense of humor, Sheep vs. Gravity Screensaver is worth a look.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.08

General

Release November 8, 2008
Date Added November 8, 2003
Version 1.08

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows (all)

Popularity

Total Downloads 502,575
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Don't try counting the sheep in this screensaver--they have way too much trouble with gravity. In Sheep vs. Gravity, the woolly guys bounce higher and higher until they finally explode into mutton on impact. This update adds a new install/uninstall function, and some of the internal settings have been tweaked to reduce the memory usage.