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July 14, 2005 7:16 AM   Subscribe

Thursday non-flash fun: Pendulumania! (Direct link here.) Swing the ball around to hit the targets, but don't let your line break. (more inside)
posted by squidlarkin (8 comments total)

 
Don't mind the scary window with all the ????s on it, just click the first button and you're in. I recommend turning the background and the music off. The higher the tension on your line when you hit a target, the higher your score, modified of course by your combo multiplier. Scores get ridiculous as you improve; I'm up to about 42 million. Enjoy!
posted by squidlarkin at 7:16 AM on July 14, 2005


Don't mind the scary window with all the ????s on it, just click the first button and you're in.

And people wonder why viruses spread so quickly...
posted by odinsdream at 8:50 AM on July 14, 2005


Bah. It's not sketchy, just Japanese.
posted by squidlarkin at 8:59 AM on July 14, 2005


I tried this a couple of years ago. It's very, very neat -- with a relatively steep learning curve compared to the simplicity of the concept.

If I remember, combos, more than anything else, contribute immensely to your score/ranking. You could play carefully forever and not do very well at all.
posted by nobody at 9:03 AM on July 14, 2005


this is fun, but i don't really have the patience for it.
posted by jimmy at 10:00 AM on July 14, 2005


Windows only. DirectX based.
posted by blasdelf at 10:13 AM on July 14, 2005


I guess I'll try to get this to work on my home computer, then.
work computer pukes it right up.
posted by Busithoth at 12:18 PM on July 14, 2005


Also, if I remember correctly, it comes with a demo recording of what playing properly looks like -- I don't know if you have to wait for it to play automatically or if you can choose something like "view demo." Take a look at it after trying on your own a few times.
posted by nobody at 1:32 PM on July 14, 2005


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