Rubble Trouble Moscow is the third instalment of the Rubble Trouble series, released on December 21st, 2011. It was Nitrome's second winter game of the year, as well as the last game of 2011. The game is set in Moscow, Russia.
The second sequel of Rubble Trouble plays the same as the previous games, and the player has some tools with varying ammo and has to use the tools to destroy abandoned buildings. Money is earned for every brick destroyed. Destroying nearby civilian buildings causes loss of money, and usually will result in loss of the level. Each level has a set amount of money the player has to earn, in early levels being less than the amount of money the player can gain on the level. Running out of tools to use or not being able to meet the set amount of money causes a game over screen to come up, and the player must restart the level.
Levels twenty-one through thirty take place in space. In space, there is no gravity, which means the physics engine is much different than the previous levels and Rubble trouble games. Buildings detached from the ground float, and small detached blocks will be destroyed by space. The Rocket Man, Thrusters, and Missile Launcher are used only in space, the Rocket Man and Thrusters only being able to be used in space. The player can see space in the background as well as the earth.
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Barry, Garry, and the boss come down from their spaceship. They enter a lift and accidentally knock Larry off it, injuring him. The dog in a capsule, dancing bears, and some civilians are seen celebrating. The boss says he hasn't destroyed too many of the satellites, which causes this comment to worry the citizens and the demolition crew to hurry to their next job.
Sometimes if the player starts level one, and hasn't played it yet, they will come to the background of the game with a box reading "Press Space Bar to deselect tools", and "Skip" at the bottom of the level. The player is unable to play the game at this point, and has to refresh the page.
The name of the "second winter game" Nitrome mentioned in previous posts was revealed to be a Rubble Trouble game. The game is said to be released next week (between December 18th and 24th). Nitrome revealed an image of the game, and also told fans they could try to guess where the game would take place on their Facebook and Twitter pages.
Many fans guessed that the game would take place in Moscow, Russia, as seen by the buildings in the background. Some other guesses were Taj Mahal and Middle East, due to the building shape.
The game also seems to have a lot of influence toward Tetris, for through levels one through nineteen, sometimes the music will have bits of what sounds like the Tetris theme song. Also, the player plays "Nitrometris" in level twenty, and the music is very Tetris style in levels 21-30. Also, constellations can be seen every once in a while that look like the Tetris blocks. This is most likely because Tetris was originally invented in Russia.