Desktop System Requirements
- Intel or PPC-based Mac (G4 or better)
- 32MB of video card memory
- Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
- Internet connection for interactive high scores
- Mouse or other input device recommended but not required
Frenzic is a fast paced puzzle-based game for iPhone, iPod touch and Mac OS X that will sharpen your reflexes and get your neurons firing. It takes only minutes to learn and months to master, but beware, once you start playing you may never want to stop! Here are the ins and outs of what you need to know to play Frenzic:
As colored pie pieces appear in the center, place them in the outer circles to earn points. Pieces can only be placed into circles that have a corresponding open slot. Once all six slots of a circle are filled, the completed pie is cleared from the board. If a piece is not placed before the timer expires, a life is lost.
Use the fewest colors possible when forming pies for maximum points as each piece of the same color is worth more than the one before it. Pies completed with a single color also earn an extra life. The speed of the timer gradually accelerates, increasing difficulty. Play ends when all of your lives are lost.
Gameplay in Frenzic depends on being able to quickly place pieces based on their color - not an easy task if you're colorblind. The Mac OS X desktop version of Frenzic includes preference settings for colorblind players. We hope to add this functionality to the mobile version of frenzic in a future update.
Completing single color pies in one of the three power-up spaces gains you extra abilities for a short time. Activate a charged power-up simply by selecting its pulsing icon, or by pressing the corresponding key command (desktop version).
- All point values are doubled for 25 seconds ("C" Key)
- Slows the game timer 75% for 25 seconds ("Z" Key)
- Clears the entire board to make way for new pieces. Nuked pieces are converted to bonus points ("X" Key)
Power-ups do not stack and cannot be "hoarded". While a Slow Timer or x2 power-up is active, completing a single color pie in either of their two spaces will not earn you extra power-up credits. Power-ups can be combined however to create winning combinations. Activate a x2 power-up and then nuke the board to earn double points for any piece already placed.
As you play, Frenzic displays your score and total number of lives. At the completion of each game, your score is tallied and recorded locally to the High Scores List. Registering the Mac OS X desktop version of Frenzic unlocks the Internet Leaderboard and allows you to compete with other players around the world. Ranks are determined by comparing each player's best score to date. Ranks are determined by comparing each player's best score to date.
If you lose Internet access for some reason, have no fear. The scores of all completed games are recorded locally and will automatically synch to the Leaderboard the next time you log in. This also applies to the iPhone / iPod touch version of Frenzic as well.
Devotion levels are a fun way for you to tell the rest of the Frenzic world how dedicated you are to filling those pies! Devotion is measured by how much time you have racked up playing Frenzic. The longer you play, the higher rank you achieve. There are seven levels of Devotion and they are as follows:
- Level 1: Newbie (0-1 hour)
- Level 2: Rookie (1-3 hours)
- Level 3: Apprentice (3-7 hours)
- Level 4: Artisan (7-15 hours)
- Level 5: Guru (15-31 hours)
- Level 6: Master (31+ hours)
- Level 7: The Grandmaster (player with the most time played over 31 hrs)
You can use these levels as a yardstick to see how your scores compare to other players with your same level of Devotion. Are you ahead of the average Apprentice score or behind? How quickly can you move up through the ranks to become the Frenzic Grandmaster? There can be only one!