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Unfortunately this means that you cannot play StarMines for Java.
However, you can play StarMines: The Next Generation instead
z: rotate left, x: rotate right,
,: shoot missile, m: thrusters, n: slow down,
p: pause, q: quit. Some tips below:
November 2003: StarMines moved to a new, more permanent address: http://www.jpkware.com/smj/
My web host was out of disk space at the end of January 2001, some high scores might be lost
My web host lost my site at the end of September'99, some high scores were lost
This month's Hall of Fame.
See also the all time Hall of Fame.
Note that now only the best high score for each player is saved to the Hall of Fame.
If the controls do not seem to work, click the applet to give it keyboard focus
You can also use arrow keys to move and space bar to shoot (better with strange keyboard layouts)
Shoot the rotating bonusoid containers to release the bonusoids
Collect the flying bonusoids by colliding to them, missile hit destroys them
Mine wave is complete when all bonusoids have been collected or you are alone
You can get more missiles and extra ships by collecting bonusoids
You can use warp tunnels to exit known levels quickly if you play again without reloading
Warps give half the bonusoids... but this and timebonus may give more points than you normally get:-)
Everything but bonusoids and warp tunnels is dangerous to touch and good for target practise...
Some mines require many hits to be destroyed (or just one well-timed hit)
A brief technical overview for the more technically oriented audience.
StarMines runs best with a 133MHz or faster CPU, a fast video card, a sound card and
a Java VM with a good just-in-time compiler and an incremental garbage collector.
Internet Explorer 3.02/4.01 with MS VM v3.1 is the best Java VM in Windows95/98/NT right now (year 2000).
IBM's Java VM is actually faster, but it isn't integrated to browsers so well.
JavaSoft's JDK 1.1.5 seems to be quite good on Solaris (and not bad on NT either).
Netscape Navigator and Communicator have problems in producing smooth animation.
StarMines for Java is Copyright © 1998-1999
Jari Karjala [www.iki.fi/jka/]
This applet is licensed to be running in this page on this host.
How to install a local copy.
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