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Game Giveaway of the day — Beetle Bug

It’s time to save the underground world from the invasion!
$2.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 32 (89%) 4 (11%) 4 comments

Beetle Bug was available as a giveaway on April 11, 2021!

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An easy-going and cheerful beetle named Ju was sitting in his rocking chair and watching TV. Suddenly, the world of Ju was invaded by dangerous alien monsters! The invaders decided to build up a new colony in underground labyrinths and enslave cute beetles. So, fly to arms, little Ju! It’s time to save the underground world from the invasion, while at the same time seeking out for countless treasures and various bonuses!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: x86, 800 MHz; RAM: 2 GB; DirectX: 8.1 or later

Publisher:

ToomkyGames

Homepage:

https://www.bigfishgames.com/games/1071/beetlebug2/?pc

File Size:

12.6 MB

Price:

$2.99

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#1

This has never been given away before.

Beetle Bug (formerly called Beetle Ju)
In Brief
If you are familiar with and enjoyed playing digger and boulderdash games, Beetle Bug should appeal as it has the same game mechanics.

I was hoping to post a review at some point today, but I've been asleep since early this morning until now (15.20pm). Needed a well earned rest after the last weeks shenanigans; in the mean time you can read several short community reviews of this game HERE; however, please bear in mind the price of arcade games back in 2003 when this was originally released via Alawar were much higher than they are now. Also, the name used to be called Beetle Ju, with the sequels called Beetle Bug 2 and 3. The game originally cost £19.99 back in 2003 (06/15/2003). Alawar used to release games like this, then release extra level packs, for example I purchased a game called Hyperballoid, (a break out game), which I loved. The original game cost me $19.99. They released around 18 level packs over a couple of years, each one containing an extra 50 levels and each level pack cost $14,99, so in total I paid almost $300 for the game as it also included an extra music pack. About 6 months after the last level pack was released, Alawar released the game to other sites such as Big Fish and Reflexive Arcade, but all the level packs were included with the game, all for $19.99. The same happened with Beetle Ju/Bug, several level packs were released after the original game was released, increasing the overall price significantly. Thankfully we get it free. Yeah!


You can see several video's of game play HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE


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Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#4

A couple more things to note:
1) The Advanced Options screen DOES 'remove' the main game screen and appears in a separate small window of its own. This is where you can select "run-in-a-window" mode, i.e. not in full screen!
2) When you exit the game, it doesn't close its window automatically. It displays a 'goodbye' screen, and you'll have to close its window manually. At least, it does on my PC!

So if you're a fan of games like Boulder Dash and (for ex-BBC Micro owners) Repton, you will love today's GGOTD.

My thanks to ToomkyGames and GGOTD for this one! It's really good fun!

Reply   |   Comment by Cad Delworth  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#3

If your German isn't great ;), the German text on the fourth-to-last screen shot in whiterabbit's post means "restart a level at any time with F8."
Just thought I'd add that because F8 isn't mentioned in the screen shot of keys and what they do: hope that helps someone!

Reply   |   Comment by Cad Delworth  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#2

Not convenient for dual monitor system.
It messed up the second monitor when the game is active.

Reply   |   Comment by EDDIE  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
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