Black-Beard’s Assault is a ball shooting skill game for kids that will test your hand-eye coordination and quick reaction skills. You have to fire cannonballs at a line of moving balls in order to stop them reaching the “X” mark at the bottom of the game screen. Once you match 3 or more like-colored balls, they are destroyed – slowing the line’s progress towards the X – and earning you points. This is a highly addicting game that will keep you entertained for endless hours! It requires aiming precision and super-fast cannon shooting skills along with a sense of fun and love of piracy. Arr, Me Hearties!
OK, your goal is to prevent balls from getting to the X. In order to do this, you have to use your cunning ways and crafty pirate tactics to blow stuff up! Once a ball reaches the X, you lose a life. Try and eliminate balls every time you shoot – otherwise the balls you shoot will just add to the line and move it closer to the X – making things even worse. Think strategically and don’t waste shots!
How to Play: Use your computer mouse to aim and Left Click on it to fire. Press the SPACEBAR to switch between cannons. Alternatively, you can just click on the cannon with your mouse or use your mouse wheel.
If you get into trouble, you can use Power Ups. Just click on them with your computer mouse before aiming and firing the cannon. There are five types of Power Ups – and they all have different capabilities and functions. For example, a Riptide Power Up will push the cannonball line backward and a Sea Serpent power up will call a monster to fight for you. You can also use Fireable Power Ups. Again, they have different capabilities. For example, a Multi Shot Power Up fires a spread of shrapnel, destroying any ball it hits and a Color Remover Power Up destroys all of the balls of the color it hits. Check out the in-game “How To Play” section for more on available of Power Ups. Your Power Meter (Sword Icon) fills up every time you score points. Once it’s totally full, no more balls will enter the screen. You score Chain Bonuses – when you keep getting matches in a row. The more consecutive matches, the more points! If you shoot “Pieces of Eight” coins, you earn 500 points. This helps to build your Power Meter.
To use a Fireable Power Up, either click on the Power Up at the top of the game screen or just use the number keys (1,2,3) on your computer keyboard. To Pause the game, press the (P) key. Your progress is saved automatically after each level. You can also save it in the middle of a level from the Pause Menu. You can see your remaining lives (cannon icons) – the level you are on – your Fireable Power Ups – your score – and your Power Meter at the top of the game screen.
Tip: One way to earn a huge number of points is to create Chain Reactions. Hit the right combination of adjoining balls and you earn big Combos, which pile on the points! For example; if you have the following sequence of balls: yellow, yellow, blue, blue, yellow, and yellow; you could fire a blue ball at the two adjoining blue balls and all 6 balls will be destroyed. Happy cannon firing!