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Spacebar

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Instead of imaginary enemies such as mutants or henchmen, the arcade-style shooter Spacebar takes aim at alcoholic drinks. You play a spaceship captain who is literally fighting temptation in a bar, 90 seconds at a time.

On install, you see a small start window that includes a promo for an antismoking game. The Web site for Switzerland's Federal Office for Public Health, which sponsors this game along with the Milk Council, also opens. Hitting the Play button starts the full-screen game. The mouse controls your crosshairs, and the mouse button fires on the unwanted drinks. Somewhat confusingly, you also use the mouse button to eat fruit and drink milk and water. Basically, shooting just about anything, including the occasional cow or astronaut, gets you points. Hitting the robot bartenders in their backs will destroy the bottles behind the bar but won't stop the drinks.

If a drink gets through your defenses, your drunk meter goes up. The more drinks you have, the more sets of crosshairs that appear, and the more slumped over you become. At five drinks, the game announces that you are too drunk, your character falls down, and it's over. The music is enjoyable, and the game is quick and fun. People seeking a morally unimpeachable game that is nonetheless good-looking and playable should give Spacebar a whirl.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Instead of imaginary enemies such as mutants or henchmen, the arcade-style shooter Spacebar takes aim at alcoholic drinks. You play a spaceship captain who is literally fighting temptation in a bar, 90 seconds at a time.

On install, you see a small start window that includes a promo for an antismoking game. The Web site for Switzerland's Federal Office for Public Health, which sponsors this game along with the Milk Council, also opens. Hitting the Play button starts the full-screen game. The mouse controls your crosshairs, and the mouse button fires on the unwanted drinks. Somewhat confusingly, you also use the mouse button to eat fruit and drink milk and water. Basically, shooting just about anything, including the occasional cow or astronaut, gets you points. Hitting the robot bartenders in their backs will destroy the bottles behind the bar but won't stop the drinks.

If a drink gets through your defenses, your drunk meter goes up. The more drinks you have, the more sets of crosshairs that appear, and the more slumped over you become. At five drinks, the game announces that you are too drunk, your character falls down, and it's over. The music is enjoyable, and the game is quick and fun. People seeking a morally unimpeachable game that is nonetheless good-looking and playable should give Spacebar a whirl.

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Full Specifications

General

Publisher EvolutioNET
Publisher web site http://evolutionet.ch
Release Date June 10, 2002
Date Added June 10, 2002
Version 1.02

Category

Category Games
Subcategory Arcade Games

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP, DirectX

Download Information

File Size 4.04MB
File Name setupspacebar.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 29,123
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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