For: IBM PC/Compatibles
Ario Bros. for the IBM PC
Pests come in several varieties; some can be flipped with a single hit, some take two hits, and some jump up and down and can only be flipped while they are touching the ground. Anytime a player is caught by a pest, a life is lost; In addition to pests, there are also fireballs that appear and bounce around the screen and will also cost a life if it hits the player. In the center of the screen on the lowest level is a "POW" button; if the player jumps and hits this, all pests on the screen will be flipped over. It is limited in use, however, and after it's used too many times will disappear.
Points are earned in the game for each pest eliminated. Additionally, after a pest is kicked off of the platform a coin will appear; collecting the coin earns additional points. Each time all of the pests are cleared, the proceeds to the next, more difficult level; the game ends when players have lost all of their lives by colliding with either pests or the fireballs.
Platform: IBM PC/Compatibles