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Perestroika (Toppler) - DOS


Game is con­trol­led by the same keys that are used to playing un­der MS DOS. For full­screen press 'Right Alt' + 'En­ter'.


If the game e­mu­la­ti­on spe­ed is low, you can try to in­cre­a­se it by re­lo­a­ding this pa­ge with­out a­ds or cho­o­se a­no­ther e­mu­la­tor from this table.

Other platforms:

Unfortunately, this game is cur­rent­ly available only in this ver­si­on. Be patient :-)

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 Soviet video game released in 1990 by a small software developer called Locis (Nikita Skripkin, Aleksander Okrug and Dmitry Chikin, currently - Nikita online) in 1990, and named after Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's policy of Perestroika. The music playing on the title screen is a Russian folk song 'Dubinushka' from the 19th century.
Perestroika (DOS)
Perestroika (DOS)

   Its splash screen shows Gorbachev, where his character is stylized as his presence breaks the Kremlin, the seat of the Soviet government. The game consists of controlling a small frog-like creature which jumps from one lily pad to another, trying to reach a coin, symbolizing a higher standard of living.
   The frog symbolizes a democrat and the lilies, symbolizing the ever-changing laws and acts, constantly shrink and disappear only to appear in other places. Player can collect dots in four colours, blue symbolizing grocery goods, red currency transactions, yellow taxes and brown business ventures. A currency transaction can sometimes add extra life, a tax reduces the score and a company can sometimes sink the figure. From the seventh level, the game 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.
   Perestroika runs under MS-DOS, it was written in Borland C++ using the Borland Graphics Interface and has a resolution of 640×350. It can be run on modern IBM PC compatibles with the emulator DOSBox. Nikita Online released in 1995 a remake of this game for Windows 3.1x Toppler for Windows, all gameplay remains the same, only on the title screen, instead of Gorbachev, a frog is displayed and the coin to advance to the next level has been replaced by a lily flower.
   The frog itself and the second game name (which is mentioned in the file name toppler.exe) may be inspired by the Tower Toppler game.

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This ver­sion of Perestroika (Toppler) 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 here.

Available online emulators:

5 different online emulators are available for Perestroika (Toppler). These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game Perestroika (Toppler) are summarized in the following table:

Emulator Technology Multiplayer Fullscreen Touchscreen Speed JavaScript YES NO NO fast
js-dos JavaScript YES YES NO fast
js-dos 6.22 JavaScript YES YES NO fast
jsDosBox JavaScript YES NO NO slow
jDosBox Java applet YES YES NO fast

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