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Perestroika (Toppler) - DOS


To start this ga­me press the but­ton. Ga­me is con­trol­led by the same keys that are used to playing un­der MS DOS.


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Game info:
Perestroika (Toppler) - box cover
box cover
Game title: Perestroika (Toppler)
Platform: MS-DOS
Author (released): Locis (1990)
Genre: Action Mode: Single-player
Design: Nikita Skripkin, Aleksander Okrug, Dmitry Chikin
Game manual: not available

Game size:

156 kB
Recommended emulator: DOSBox

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   Perestroika (also known as Toppler) is a Russian video game released in 1990 by a small software developer called Locis (Nikita Skripkin, Aleksander Okrug and Dmitry Chikin, currently - Nikita online) in the Soviet Union, and named after Mikhail Gorbachev's policy of Perestroika. Its splash screen shows Gorbachev and the Kremlin, the seat of Soviet government. The splash screen includes imagery suggestive of crumbling masonry, perhaps symbolizing the deterioration of public infrastructure in the twilight years of the Soviet Union.
   The game consists of controlling a small frog-like creature which jumps from one lily pad to another, trying to collect dots in four colours symbolizing grocery goods, currency transactions, progressive taxes and adventures and to reach a certain pad in the right-top corner of the screen. The lilies, symbolizing the ever-changing laws and acts in the USSR, constantly shrink and disappear only to appear in other places. Higher levels also feature one or more evil creatures called 'bureaucrats' which follow the frog and try to eat it. The frog dies if the lily pad on which it is standing disappears, if the player moves it to a place where there is no lily pad, or if it is caught by a bureaucrat.

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