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The Rodent's Vengeance Applet


Here is the Rodent's Vengeance game in Java Applet format. Enjoy playing an online game after your homework is completed, during your coffee break, or after a romantic moonlight walk with your boy/girl friend. Included with the new applet release are many of the features previously only available with the game download. Now you can change Cat Smarts, Board Size, and Yarn Ball Activity when playing online. Of course the game saving and reloading features only apply to the downloadable version of Rodent's Vengeance.

To start the Rodent's Vengeance game applet, click on the game board icon at the left to gain focus, and then click on the "Start Rodent Game" button. Wait a moment for the game board to come up, and then begin game play.

The game piece size can now be doubled, making the game board easier to see on high resolution video systems. To try this feature out, go to the Customize menu, select "Game Piece Size" and click "Double Size."

** Rodent's Vengeance now supports diagonal moves. **

The diagonal move capabilities are currently being validated. If you find any problems, or if you have any suggestions, send me an email. Game keyboard control is summarized in the following tables:

Keyboard Keyset #1
Up/Left
7
Up
8
Up/Right
9
Left
U
Down
I
Right
O
Down/Left
J
Down
K
Down/Right
L
Keyboard Keyset #2
Up/Left
Q
Up
W
Up/Right
E
Left
A
Down
S
Right
D
Down/Left
Z
Down
X
Down/Right
C
Keypad Keys
Up/Left
7
Up
8
Up/Right
9
Left
4
Down
5
Right
6
Down/Left
1
Down
2
Down/Right
3
Simultaneous Arrow Keys
Left/Up
Right/Up
Left/Down
Right/Down

How to use the Mouse Interface

Inline mouse clicks:
(Inline means clicking on the same row, column, or diagonal where the rodent is.)
  • Click on a bush next to the rodent, and the bush will be pushed one space.
  • Click past a bush next to the rodent, and the bush will be pushed to the click point.
  • Click past a game piece inline, and the rodent will move to its edge.
  • Click on a hole, trap, or cheese inline with the rodent, and the rodent will move to it.
Other mouse clicks:
  • Click on an open square not inline with the rodent, and a crumb will be placed for the rodent to move to.
  • Click on a bush, hole, cheese or trap not inline with the rodent, and the rodent will move to its edge.

  • Click on any stone, and the rodent will stop moving.
Revisions and Fixes for Newer Game Features

Developing a new interface for a well known and beloved program is quite a challenge. Your input is not only helpful, but may well change the course of gaming history!
  • 2.33 3-25-10 Fixed problem with mouse clicks not being recognized.
  • 2.34 3-28-10 Eliminated the clicking past bush inline rule. Now rodent just moves to the edge of the bush.
  • 2.35 3-29-10 Allow moves to a cheese.
  • 2.36 4-16-10 Add piece size menu item.
  • 2.37 4-24-10 Modify inline handling next to wall, hole, or trap
  • 2.40 10-03-10 Added diagonal move capabilites
  • 2.43 10-08-10 Needed enhancements, from validation feedback
  • 2.44 10-09-10 Mods for arrow diagonal hysteresis, also dbl size problem fix
  • 2.46 10-17-10 Rodent in hole now displayed
  • 2.47 10-21-10 Level 46 fixed and cats no longer placed next to rodent

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