Twang is a platform main game that Nitrome released for MTV Arcade in 2007. The player helps the main character, Black Ball, cross a magic ocean with the various colored lines that appear in each of the 25 levels.
Click mouse button on line faces - move lines around.
Twang has 25 levels. Each level involves the player trying to get Black Ball to the end of the level by moving lines.
Unintended way (water wheel passed via glitch)
Intended way to complete the level:
Unintended, quicker way to win the level:
Main article: Lines (Twang)
Lines can usually be moved by holding the heads and moving them with the mouse. Using these, the player can move Black Ball around. Some of them have certain abilities.
- Can be stretched in all directions
Red lines Blue lines - Cannot be stretched, spinning in some stages
Cyan lines - Cyan lines cannot be stretched, but moving one causes all the cyan lines connected to it to also move
Purple lines - These lines can be inserted into holes
Green lines - When the player stretches these, Black Ball is flung extra high
Orange lines - These lines disappear for a short amount of time, then become solid, infinitely repeating this
Ghost lines - These lines cannot be interacted with by the player, but enemies walk on them
Finish line - Black ball's primary target, which will end the level once it reaches the line
Interactive objects Edit
- can be collected for points
Stars Star bumpers - Black ball just bumps back from bumpers when hitting them
Throughout its development, Twang went through several major redesigns having to do with the background colour of the game. Background features included some red tones, which were then changed to purple shades.
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