powermanga - shoot-’em-up game
Powermanga is a shoot’em up game; you will have to fight more than 60
different types of enemies.
You start with a ship, and enemies show up throwing bombs at you.
Shoot them, and get better weapons for your ship (otherwise, you won’t
go too far!)
To get better weapons, you will have to catch green and red gems.
Whenever you pick a green gem, the highlighted option at the right side
of the screen goes up one unit.
The options are, from the bottom to the top:
- More speed
- More energy to your ship
If you get out of energy, you lose your ship. Losing your ship
means either going back to the ship you were using before you
"upgraded’ it, or dying if you had no previous ship! You can
check your energy level in the little bar at the bottom (the bar
at the right is yours; the one at the left is your enemy’s, in
case you’re fighting a big one)
- Several options for different weapons
- The last option gets you a better ship
If the current option is "more power to the leftside straight weapons",
for example, you may select it and they will immediately take effect.
If the current option is already the last, and you pick a green or red
gem, you will go back to the first one (but you will get an extra
side-weapon). Also, whenever you pick an option, the current option
goes back to the first one.
During the game, you will sometimes see gems falling down when an enemy
is destroyed. You may catch those gems:
- Green gems
As we said before, makes the current option go up one unit.
- Red gems
Similar to the green gem, but it increases 2 units instead of 1.
- Pink gems
Gives energy to your ship. If your energy is at the maximum
level, this gem will give you a full blast that destroys all
enemies currently on the screen.
- Blue gems
They multiply the score points for each destroyed enemy by 2. If
you get the blue gem again, the score points are multiplied by
4; you can see the "2x" or "4x" blinking at the sidebar.
- Yellow gems
These give you protection balls. If you already have six
protection balls and you get another yellow gem, you will get a
When you get a better ship, you will be able to accumulate more energy,
becoming more resistant to attacks. But whenever you "upgrade" your
ship, a few things will happen:
You will lose all your protection balls (let’s say they’re not
"compatible" with your new ship).
You will lose one "degree" in your weapons (if you had used
green gems to get the best possible weapon for shooting straight
forward, for example, after upgrading your ship you will have to
get one more green gem if you want your weapons at the maximum
If your score was getting multiplied by 2 or 4, it won’t be
anymore (go get more blue gems!)
In the main menu, use the arrow keys and enter. To play the game, use
the arrow keys to move, space for shooting and control to pick a
CTRL+S enable/disable the music
CTRL+Q finish the play current
CTRL+A about Powermanga
F10 quit Powermanga
P enable/disable pause
F switch between full screen and windowed mode
PAGE UP volume up
PAGE DOWN volume down
Valid command line options:
prints help message and exit
prints version information and exit
windowed mode (full screen by default)
--2x scale2x effects which scale the image of 2x
--3x scale3x effects which scale the image of 3x
--4x scale4x effects which scale the image of 4x
--320 the game will run in a 320*200 window
--full the game will run in full screen
-v verbose mode
verbose mode (with more messages)
--easy make the game easier by giving more bonuses
--hard make the game harder
Levels and data files.
HOME Used to search for graphics and sounds.
Powermanga - Copyright TLK Games. You are free to redistribute and/or
change it under the terms of the GNU General Public License. See the
/usr/share/doc/powermanga/copyright for details.
This manual page was written by Jeronimo Pellegrini
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, based on the previous one by Sam Hocevar
<email@example.com>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by