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Bzzz! Information
Current released version: 1.20 - 26th April, 2002
Current release expires: never
Feedback to: Howard Tomlinson (
Game Info:
Recent update headlines: Combined Colour and Greyscale Version - improved screens and graphics!

Copyright (c) 1998,9,2000 Astraware Ltd.
All rights reserved.


Bzzzzzzzzzzz... SLURRRRP ! ... CHOMP ! .... Mmmmmm - crunchy flies.....
Life's easy for a frog - or so you thought. But what if those flies decided to get their own back..... ?
You've got to keep the frog happy for as long as possible, until the nasty little mosquito bites get the better of him.

Please make sure you read the information below about installing the game.

If you enjoy Bzzz, please take the time to enter a review at PalmGear HQ, Handango or EuroCool.

Bzzz is shareware, which means that you've downloaded it for free, but if you enjoy the game and want to keep playing then we ask you to register for it. It's now only $5, and you can find out how to register online at the Bzzz registration page.

Registering removes the delay when running Bzzz, and gives you the happy satisfaction of knowing you've supported Shareware!

How To Install

Use an extractor program such as WinZip on the PC or Stuffit Expander on the Mac to get at the Bzzz! files. Install the game by double-clicking the prc file.

Use the HotSync button as usual to install the game onto your handheld.

Now run Bzzz! and tap the screen to play the game!

If you've got any queries about Bzzz! or the registration process, first check out our frequently asked questions page on our website (you must be connected to the internet to access this). If this doesn't help, get in touch with us at If you've got any questions (or suggestions, we love those) about the game itself, please get in touch with us at the email address at the top of this page.

Playing Bzzz!

 Introducing the Happy-o-meter : At the top of the game screen is a heart with a bar next to it. This is your happy-o-meter ! When you catch flies, you feel a little fuller, and just a little happier. When the flies bite or sting, you go sad for a while, which is shown as an unhappy faced frog with a downturned mouth, and a sudden dip in your happy-o-meter. If it reaches zero, you've got too sad to continue - its game over, and time to try the next lily-pad over, where the flies might not be so aggressive!

 The controls couldn't be easier - tap on the screen where you'd like to shoot out your tongue to catch a fly! Aim just a little way ahead, and you should catch plenty! Beware, though, leave them too long on screen, and they'll turn angry, and dive bomb you! ( Knocking just a few points off your Happy-o-meter)

 Catch all the flies on screen, and some more will bzzz in from the sides - smack your lips and get fly-catching!

 Watch out for later levels - nasty wasps might drift in! Catch one of these, and you won't be able to recoil your tongue! It'll take a few seconds to unstick it - and those pesky flies will just jump at the chance to bite you when you're unarmed!


If you purchased a copy of the game on a CD from a store, then it will come pre-registered!  If so.. please find the accompanying details with the CD to find out how to register your purchase to get upgrades!

If you beam a demo to someone else, and they also like the game, then they can register it either by purchasing a copy from a local store, or by purchasing online.

If you downloaded the game straight from the internet, from Astraware's web pages, or from one of the popular Palm download sites, then your copy is in 'Demo' form. Demo means that you can play 10 games for free, and then decide whether to register it or not. After these games are up, the program will display a short message before each game. 

In Demo form, you can play 10 games of Bzzz! for free, as you decide whether you like it or not. After these games are up, the program will display a short message asking you to register or purchase a full version from a shop!

Retail Copies

This and other great Astraware games are available to purchase straight from a store - you'll get a CD with pre-registered copies of the games - no hassle - and makes a great gift!

Registering Online:

For those that like the speed and convenience of buying of the internet, when you register for the game, you'll get a key which will unlock the game and remain valid for future 1.x upgrades. Go to the web page at
for more details.

You'll need to know your HotSync ID which you can find by running Bzzz!, and going into the menu, and selecting the 'register' option. Your HotSync ID (or username) will be filled in for you below.

When you register, Astraware will generate a key based on your ID, which will normally be sent out by email within 48 hours of you registering. When you receive your key, go to the same register option, and enter the key into the space provided.

Astraware Products

You can find out about Astraware and the product range we have for the Palm-powered platform by visiting our website at
Here are our top products at time of writing:

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Mummy Maze Escape the maze and outsmart the mummy in this great PopCap game!
Nisqually Make lines of blocks to clear the screen and complete the level
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Text Twist Juggle letters to make as many words as you can in a limited time!
Zap!2000 Arcade gaming on the Palm has never looked so good!
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Release Revision History!

Release 1.20 : 26th April, 2002

  • New Update to have better support for newer devices!
  • Much improved speed throughout game - especially when lots of flies are onscreen
  • Improved front screen!
  • Improved registration process and assistance.

Release 1.11 : 9th September, 2000

  • Colour version created.

Release 1.1 : 20th March, 2000

  • Colour version created.
  • Updated high score display to look similar to other Astraware products.
  • Fixed slight problems with positions of some graphics (eyes) to look better
  • OS 3.5 Compatibility for Greyscale too.

Release 1.0 : 28th November, 1999

  • Public Release version constructed
  • Removed time-out completely!


If you've got suggestions about how to improve Astraware Bzzz! - or with reports of any problems you've had, then please contact us!

Bzzz! enquiries/feedback:
Registration problems:
General Astraware enquiries:



Around 100 people have signed up during testing - and some have provided useful feedback (compliments and complaints - both good to get!) Thanks go to you ! Your emails have helped to keep the game going and progressing, as each 'great game' email makes me do another hour of programming :-)


Astraware Ltd takes no responsibility for any adverse effect that this software could cause to your machine or the data on it: backup important data before using Bzzz!. Bzzz! is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. Bzzz! is licensed, not sold.

You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble this software.

Astraware’s and its suppliers’ entire liability and your exclusive remedy shall be, at Astraware’s option, either (a) return of the price paid, if any, or (b) replacement of the product that does not meet the warranty and which is returned to Astraware with a copy of your receipt. This warranty is void if failure of the product has resulted from accident, abuse, or misapplication. Any replacement software product will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or thirty (30) days, whichever is longer. These remedies are not available without proof of purchase from an authorized source.

Written permission must be obtained before distribution of this game, either in demo form or full form, through any online or offline methods. 

Copyright (c) 1998,9,2000 Astraware Ltd..

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