Game & Watch: Parachute was the first game in the third series of Game & Watch games published by Nintendo, also known as the Wide Screen Series. Characters on parachutes are dropped on-screen by helicopters into the sea swarming with sharks. The players mission is to row left and right to intercept these said parachutist from an untimely death. The higher the score the more lives you have to save with up to ten characters at a time. Failing to rescue a parachutist will trigger a scene where the character is eaten by the sharks. Game B will up the ante with parachutists getting stuck in the palm tree in the lower right corner, swinging dangerously above the sea.
This online version of the famous Nintendo game is a DOS remake from 2020. Author of this remake is Shalom Raz and you can download it for free at: https://friedpixels.itch.io/parachute. The game is controlled by using the directional arrows (left and right) and 4 other keys: 'a' - game mode A, 'b' - game mode B, 't' - time mode and 'Esc' - quit game.
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This version of Game and Watch: Parachute was designed for personal computers with operating system MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System),
which was operating system developed by Microsoft in 1981. It was the most widely-used operating system in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was supplied
with most of the IBM computers that purchased a license from Microsoft. After 1995, it was pushed out by a graphically more advanced system - Windows and
its development was ceased in 2000. At the
time of its greatest fame, several thousand games designed specifically for computers with this system were created. Today, its development is no longer continue
and for emulation the free DOSBox emulator is most often used. More information about MS-DOS operating system can be found
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