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Q. Why is this fish smiling?

A. You're lunch!


Barrack released; Ambrosia says "Get some balls!"

Contact: Andrew Welch
Ambrosia Software, Inc.
PO Box 23140
Rochester, NY 14692
Tel: 716.325.1910
Fax: 716.325.3665
Rochester, NY -- March 8th, 1996 -- With the release of Barrack, Ambrosia supplies the answer to the proverbial question: "What happens when you mix a gaggle of attitude-wielding balls and a land shark named Bosco with high-powered energy weapons?" The answer is, of course, Barrack: an ingenious game which straddles the action and strategy game genres with a graceful stride.

Meticulously crafted by Greg Lovette, Barrack is a game that is hard to pigeonhole. It exhibits a precarious balance between action and strategy; thinking and reflex. The feeling you get from playing Barrack is an eccentric harmony between the automatic, mind-numbing pleasure of Tetris and the kind of action found in Maelstrom. The result is that you'll be left with sweat on your brow.

Barrack's goal is deceptively simple; there are a number of balls on the play field that are bouncing like a neurotic on a sugar rush. Your job is to use your shooter to isolate them. Sounds easy, right?

It isn't. First of all, if a ball breaks your shooter's particle beam before it tears through the play field, your shooter overloads and explodes in a cascade of fire and scrap metal.

The second problem is that these aren't any ordinary balls. They have more personalities than Sybil, and none of them are particularly friendly. We'll leave the particulars up to your imagination for now, but suffice it to say that these aren't the kind of balls you get from bubble gum machines.

Oh, did we forget to mention the land shark? Bosco is a rare breed of shark capable of rearranging his molecular structure at will. This enables him to travel at quite a clip through otherwise solid substances. If you don't pay attention while he closes in on your shooter, you may end up being fish-bait. He's tenacious, voracious, and about every other -acious you can think of, all rolled into one lean, mean, shooter-munchin' machine.

Barrack features stunning artwork, intense action, vibrant 8-channel stereo sound effects, and the addictiveness that comes standard in an Ambrosia game.

Ambrosia Software, Inc. -- publisher of award winning programs for the Macintosh -- distributes Barrack and a full line of productivity, and anti-productivity (game) software as shareware. The latest versions of all our products are always available in the Ambrosia Software forums on the following services:

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