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       Nikwi Deluxe - platform game where the goal is to collect candies


       nikwi [--fullscreen]


       You  play as a 9 year old boy in a game about his absolute dream: a world made of candies!
       Your role is to guide Nikwi through all the 30 levels, eat all the candies in  each  level
       and  avoid the monsters and the hazards that each level has. Nikwi has a talent on jumping
       high - although his falls are not as good as he would like - and this is  his  only  armor
       against the monsters which try to turn his dream into a nightmare.

       Every six levels, the theme changes and the gameplay is altered a bit. Every two levels or
       so, new monsters appear - monsters which require different approaches to be taken in order
       to avoid them.


       The game contains two main screens, the menu and the game:

   The menu
       The menu is the screen in which you enter when the game starts. It contains three options:
       New Game, Credits and Quit. You can use the arrows keys up  and  down  to  select  a  menu
       option  (two  bobbing  candies appear at the left and at the right of the selected option)
       and the Enter key to activate the selected option. The options act as follows:

         New game - This option begins a new game. If you already have a game in the process  and
       you  went  to  the  menu by pressing ESC (see the Controls part of this manual below), the
       current game is ended and a new game begins from the first level.
         Credits - It shows a screen with information about the game's developers.
         Quit - It immediatelly quits the game. The  shareware  version  will  show  some  teaser
       screenshots of the full version before quitting.

   The game
       This  is  where all the fun takes place. In the game screen you see your character, Nikwi,
       the monsters, the hazards, the candies and  the  setting  itself.  For  information  about
       controlling Nikwi, see below.

       Some  screens  -like  the  Credits  screen-  wait from the user to press a key in order to
       dissappear and others -like the logo screen at the beginning on the game- to  wait  for  a
       few seconds.

       You control Nikwi using the keyboard. The keys are presented in the table below:

         Arrow  left/right  -  Make Nikwi walk to the left or the right direction. If Nikwi is in
       the air, he turn to that direction.

         Arrow up - Make Nikwi jump. Nikwi needs to be on ground in order to  jump,  but  he  can
       also  air-jump:  if  he leaves the ground without jumping (by falling), he can jump in the
       middle air. Mastering air jumping will help the player to complete the game faster.

         F6 - Restart level. If you get stuck in a level or you think you can't go back,  use  F6
       to restart the level. There are unlimited times you can play a level, so don't feel bad if
       you restart a level.

         F10 - Quick quit. If, for any reason, you want to exit the game as quickly as  possible,
       press  F10  and  your wish will become true: the game will exit instantly, like if nothing
       has happened. Note that the shareware version will pop a message reminding you  to  obtain
       the full version.

         ESC - Pauses the game and goes back to the menu.


       These command line options are available:

              You can use fullscreen mode by running the game as "nikwi --fullscreen"


       Nikwi requires at least a Pentium 3 or later CPU to work (it may work with older CPUs, but
       the use of older CPUs than Pentium 3 is not recommended  and  definitelly  not  supported)
       running at least at 600MHz. It also requires a graphics card that can support 640x480 with
       16bits of color (most cards that are available for Pentium 3 support this  mode).  Lastly,
       it requires at least 32MB of system RAM memory.

       For  smooth gameplay, a CPU running at 2GHz and a video card with 2D acceleration and 16MB
       of video ram is recommended. In order to take advantage of the 2D acceleration, Nikwi must
       be run in fullscreen mode.

       Nikwi requires Windows 2000, Windows XP or newer or Linux with kernel 2.6 or newer. It may
       work on other operating systems, but we cannot provide support for them.

       For Linux users: Nikwi requires the latest version of SDL (has been  tested  and  compiled
       with  SDL  1.2.9).  Most  Linux distributions include SDL, but if yours doesn't -or if the
       version included is very old- visit to obtain it.

       Note: the game may or may not run in order and weaker systems than those mentioned  above.
       In any case, the use in such systems is discouraged and not supported.


       Nikwi was written by Kostas "Bad Sector" Michalopoulos <>.

       This manual page was written for Debian by Miriam Ruiz <>.


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