|Shuttle 3 is a completely free downloadable space
shuttle game. Whilst on a NASA mission to carry out maintenance to
enable the Hubble telescope to take even better deep field pictures than
before, you are surprised to see unknown spacecraft approaching from directly
ahead. Initially you think they could be the newly designed model
of Soviet space craft which are on their way to convey supplies and
materials to the International Space Station. However, as they draw
nearer you realise these ships are totally different to anything you have
ever seen or heard of before. You realise that these must truly be
alien spacecraft. Before you have time to think about your next action,
you are suddenly being fired upon.
A laser beam hits your shuttle and your life flashes before your eyes.
Fortunately the alien lasers seem to be surprisingly low powered.and your
ship stays in one piece. You realise, however, that a few more hits
like that and you'll never set your feet on Earth again. Reluctantly
you know the only way out of this is to fight. Regretfully, it seems
that mankind's first contact with alien intelligence is unable to be a
peaceful event - you will need to fend off the alien invaders before they
take over the entire planet Earth!
In order to defend your space shuttle in the event of attack, NASA has
recently fitted your ship with a top secret high powered laser weapon.
Use your space bar to fire, and use your arrow keys to move your shuttle.
It is quite manoueverable, and can move up and down the screen, as well
as left and right. You may find that adjusting your computer's
keyboard repeat delay to its shortest setting (using your control panel
Keyboard settings) will enhance the playability of this game.
Shuttle 3 is a great little game to play at work - on your breaks of
course :-) as it does not need external speakers. The sound is produced
by your computer's internal speakers, so if your boss has not given you
any speakers for your computer, you'll still get all the effects!
The download sized of this free game is only 96Kb. Downloading
should take less than a minute with most modems.
A 80-486 processor or faster is required to run the game properly without
sound. With a Pentium® Processor, particulary 133Mhz or above
there should be no problem running this game with all of its options enabled
including the sound.
The freeware download comes as a zip file so you will need to use an unzipping
program to install the game. Please read Piglette's guide on how
to open zip files if you are unsure how to use zip files.
Once unzipped, Shuttle 3 needs approximately 2.6 megabytes of hard
disk space, and playing the game requires at least 73 KB of free conventional
Download Shuttle 3 Space Game 96Kb
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