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       late - A simple game for one player.


       late [options]


       This  manual  page  documents briefly the late game.  This manual page was written for the
       Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.  Instead, it
       has documentation in the GNU Info format; see below.


       This program does not follow the usual GNU command line syntax, only long options starting
       with two dashes (`-') are supported.  A summary of options is included below.

       --help Show summary of options.

              Show version of program.

              Gives you infinite lives.


       Your mouse is controls a sophisticated tool against evil: basically a  fancy  fancy  tube.
       This  is  your  weapon,  a  savage  gillotine  that  cuts up wallpaper with not a shred of
       hesitation nor remorse. It has but one weakness, it can only withstand a few impacts  with
       balls....   Fortunantly  for  you,  the evil, heartless little balls also have a weakness,
       they can only travel across the original terrain  and  may  be  locked  up  tight  by  its
       removal.   And  lock them up tight you must, for the only way to exact vengance from these
       ricocheting feinds is to choke them out of existance. Your gillotine is sharp  and  quick,
       it  may  be  shot  out using the left button, and its orientation may be changed in ninety
       degree increments with the right, but once you fire, there is no way to stop  its  cutting
       and  razing  until  it  has  made  its cut, or been struck.  The balls, in their spherical
       cunning have developed many tricks beyond just the  contemptable  bounce  tactics  of  the
       simple  fireball,  there are balls made from goo that divide and disperse when hit and can
       reform in an effort to confuse their prey. There are unstable groups of three  balls  that
       will  spontaniously  explode  when  encapsulated  tight  enough. There are balls that will
       teleport for suprise tactics. And even cold blooded balls that will be towards the cutters
       whenever they are seen.

       You must fight these crewl balls, and you must prevail!


        The game has a website accessible at

       The  programs are documented fully by The Rise and Fall of a Fooish Bar, available via the
       Info system.


       This manual page was written by Steve Kemp <>, for the Debian  project  (but
       may be used by others).

                                         August  9, 2003                                  LATE(6)