Download Floyd's Bumpershoot
Download Floyd's Bumpershoot

Floyd's Bumpershoot is a puzzle game in which you must deduce the hidden locations of bumpers on a pool table by shooting pool balls onto the table and seeing where they exit. There are three types of bumpers: Flippers (the most common), Reflectors, and Holes.

Flippers are at 45 degree angles. When the ball strikes a Flipper, it rebounds at a 90 degree angle from its previous path. The Flipper then "flips" 90 degrees, so the next ball will rebound in the opposite direction.

Reflectors cause the ball to bounce back (180 degrees) in the direction from which it came.

Holes are just that: holes in the table, down which the ball disappears. All balls shot onto the table will come off of the table somewhere around the edge UNLESS they encounter a Hole.

By shooting balls onto the table from various locations around the edge and watching where the ball comes off of the table, you can deduce where bumpers HAVE to be and where they CAN'T be. When you've located all of the bumpers (correctly) the puzzle is solved and you win. (Don't you just hate it when you lose?)

Puzzles are available in five preconfigured sizes. There is also a Custom Size that is user configurable in terms of the width and height of the table, the number of bumpers on the table, and the maximum number of Reflectors and Holes.

In the above example of a small game, the left half shows the puzzle after the first shot (from the upper left where the cue stick is displayed). The right half shows the solution to the puzzle, so you can see the Flippers, a Reflector, and a Hole. The first shot traveled to the right (in the topmost row of the table), struck the Flipper, and rebounded downwards where it exited the table. You can shoot from any of the brown squares around the edge of the table.

The demo is fully functional, but has a limited number of puzzles.

Download the MS Windows demo version
Download the Mac OS X (10.4 or greater) version
The current version is 1.0.


 

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The demo and licensed versions are identical, except that the demo version has limited numbers of puzzles, and the licensed version may have additional support files (like extra image sets). So, if the demo version works for you, the licensed version will, too. If the demo version doesn't work for you, neither will the licensed version.

Generally, you don't need to un-install a demo version before installing the licensed version. The licensed version will install right over the top of the demo version and use all of the settings you've already created with the demo version.

NOTE: You can not upgrade your licensed version by installing a newer demo version over the top of the licensed version. You would just end up with a demo version.