Pea Shootin’ Pete
Pea Shootin’ Pete is a fun shareware arcade game that looks deceptively simple, but will grow on you after repeated play. Play Pea Shootin’ Pete online!
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Pea Shootin’ Pete is an extended re-release of Spit Wad Willy. The gameplay stays exactly the same, but this game adds background music and a practice move. Additionally the background graphics have been altered, the number and placement of the ball(s) is sometimes slightly different and the main character is called Pete.
The concept is straightforward: armed with a little blowgun, you need to shoot (or blow, to be more precise) peas vertically at colored balloons that bounce around the screen on each level. When popped, the balloon will split into two smaller balloons, so you have to pop them until they are small enough to disappear. You will go to the next level once all the balloons have been popped.
The game is not as simple as it sounds. For starters, you have to avoid being hit by balloons, and the smaller ones are hard to avoid as you must stand still first before shooting the pea. Fortunately, there are many power-ups that fall at random from popped balloons, including an item that slows down all balloons, freeze them, or give you extra lives. The graphics are not spectacular, but it’s the addictive gameplay that will keep you glued to the screen for hours on end.