late - A simple game for one player.
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
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
- 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 existence. 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 http://late.sourceforge.net/
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 <email@example.com>, for the
Debian project (but may be used by others).