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Dr. Mario or BUGS is a clone of Nentendos Dr. Mario, well sort of.

You fix bugs instead of eradicating deadly viruses. From red, yellow, and blue viruses to A, L, and S bugs, but you are still a Dr., just not a physician one.

The controls are hjkl to use in options to change level and speed, or in game for moving the piece around. as to rotate the piece. p to pause or resume the game.

This clone was made in 1991 by SRN, according to the comment, released under the name BUGS or BUGS I as version 1.3, then in 1992, Scott Noecker and Ken Corey released under Dr. Mario and for Linux.

Dr. Mario was born on 1991-07-10 and has been placed in public domain, is written in K&R C, currently hg-0541a33a647e (2015-11-14, post 1992-06-15).

I noticed this Bastard Tetris (bastet) when I re-synced Portage tree, its a ncurses-based game, a very special one. I am not a fan of Tetris games. No, I didnt spend hours and hours sitting in front of game console or ancient computer trying to make one more line after another.

At first, when I read Portage tree description: a simple, **evil*, ncurses-based Tetris(R) clone.* I had no intention to try it out even I was curious about the word evil in the description. I did put it into my to-try list, but its because of its ncurses-based. However, when I was checking out its website, this got my interest when I read its description:

Have you ever thought that Tetris is evil because it never sends you that straight I brick you need to clear four rows? Well, Tetris(R) probably is not so malevolent, but Bastet certainly is. >:-> Bastet stands for bastard tetris, and is a simple ncurses-based Tetris(R) clone for Linux. Instead of choosing the next block randomly, this fiendish program uses a special algorithm to give you the worst possible brick. Playing Bastet can be a very frustrating experience!

The last part woke up my inner cat. I got to try it! So I emerged it and this was from the first minute playing:

I started to understand why its evil A few moments later:

I am 100% sure, its not only evil and a bastard but also definitely comes from hell. I stopped to pile up the squares, then I got other types of brick, but in the end:

I only cleaned up one line. Believe me, I didnt try to end the game quick. It just didnt give me the bricks I want all the time.

What a !#$%^&* game!