Marbles is also a classic internet java
game. You are given a grid
(generally 10X7) filled with different colored marbles (usually 5 colors) and told to clear the grid by clicking on marbles of the same color
that are touching. When this is done, the remaining marbles will fill the created hole
. You continue to play until there are no like colored marbles touching such that none can be removed.
The standard scoring
is N(N-1) for the number of marbles you clear in one turn. There is usually a bonus for having 5>=marbles at the end.
The scoring (for those of us not mathematically inclined
) tends to go like this:
Number of marbles cleared Points
*if you clear all marbles, there is a 100 point bonus, which makes it 4930 instead of 4830. The bonuses break down like this:
Marbles Left Bonus Points
A good example of the game can be found at http://www.netives.com