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Dynomite! Information
Current released version: 1.0 - 1st January, 2003
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Copyright (c) 2002 Astraware Ltd, 2001, 2002 PopCap
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Get prehistoric with this dino egg-citing game!

Launch dino eggs to solve the puzzle, but watch out for Mama brontosaurus! This new Palm game is a spectacular action puzzler for everyone!

Dynomite! is our direct licensed conversion of the great PC game from PopCap!

Dynomite! features:

How To Install

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

Use the HotSync button as usual to install the game onto your handheld. If you have a handheld with an expansion card, you may move the game over to it. Do this before you register the game!

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

If you've got any queries about Dynomite! or the registration process, first check out our knowledge base 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.

How To Play

The objective of the game is to clear the screen of eggs! To assist you are Steggy and Tank, your dinosaur helpers at the bottom of the screen.

Under your careful aim, they will catapult eggs up the screen. Where you manage to hit a group where there are already two or more of the same color, Tank will push the plunger and explode the dynomite holding them up!

To Fire Your Eggs - you can either shoot using the stylus, or using keys. With the STYLUS you tap and hold somewhere on the screen (aiming at least partially upwards). You'll get a pointer showing where it will fly to, which will help you to aim. Adjust your aim a little by dragging, and when you release your hold, sproing - the catapult is released! With the KEYS you use the left two buttons on your Palm to adjust your aim, and one of the keys on the right to fire! What could be easier!

In CONTINUOUS mode, the eggs are always moving down the screen with more coming from above. You have to work quickly to keep them clear, because if they reach the rope along the bottom of the play area, then SQUISH - Mama Brontosaurus will squash the whole screen flat!

You'll also need to watch out for that flying pest WHIRLEY, who makes an appearance occasionally... Each time he'll bring on a new color of egg, just to make the game harder. If he makes it to the top of the screen, then that color will start appearing from the top as new lines come down. So you have to be sharp and whack Whirley as soon as he appears, and knock the egg from his grasp!

In STOMPED mode, you'll be making your way up through a whole series of levels, each progressively trickier than the last. Time isn't critical here, so you can plan your shots strategically and aim even more accurately!

The aim is similar - clear all of the eggs, and once there are none left, you can go on to the next level. But... after firing a certain number of eggs, Mama Brontosaurus will press down just a little further, giving you less room to work in. And, if you get any eggs below the line... CRUNCH!

Special Features

Combos - If you are really good, and can hit group after group each shot, then you'll rack up Combos! These give you more points, and you work up through more powerful combos until you get to a DYNOMITE COMBO - which is a huge dynomite filled bomb! Fire this up the screen and it'll blast a big hole, and even knock all the other eggs backwards, buying you some extra space!

Baby Dinosaurs - every so often you'll see one of the eggs shake as a baby dinosaur inside, just ready to hatch, struggles to break out! If you help it out by cracking the shell by including it in a group you explode, then the baby will escape and fall down to you at the bottom. As a reward, you'll get a Bonus egg to fire on the next shot.

Bonuses - your bonus egg just acts as a normal egg of that color - until it gets exploded as part of a group, then you'll get a special effect! It could be a light beam which helps you plan your shots by showing you the rebounds. It could be bonus points, or even an effect to move the walls in or out, or maybe even ask Mama to give you a break and lift up her foot just a little!

Mama-Meter - On Stomped levels, you need to know how angry Mama is! For this purpose there's a Mama-Meter on the bottom left of the screen. When this reaches full, Mama gets angry and pushes down some more. Careful planning is important, otherwise you'll shoot an egg at a critical point, and Mama will move all of the eggs, causing you to miss. You've been warned!


If you downloaded the game straight from the internet, from Astraware's web pages, or from one of the popular handheld download sites, then your copy is in 'Demo' form.

In Demo form, you can play 10 games of Dynomite! 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 on the internet or purchase a full version from a shop!

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.

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 Dynomite!, 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:

Astraware Palm Packs
GameHouse Games Pack 1 Get shuffling with Nisqually, blast those blocks with Collapse and test your word power with TextTwist!
GameHouse Games Pack 2 Make crazy chains in Glinx, match stunning gems in Gem Drop, and get them balls bouncing in Bounce Out!
It's A Blast! Shooting Pack Let out your tension with some target practice with Galaxy Ranger, Police Range and Bang Bang!
Palm Games Pack 2001 Zap!2000, Biplane Ace and Bzzz! together for under $25 - save over 25%
PopCap Games Pack Get the web games revolution that is Bejeweled, plus Alchemy, Seven Seas, Mummy Maze and Atomica!
Astraware Palm Games
Abysma It's a race against time as you attempt to fill in the puzzle pieces before the descending bar of doom!
Alchemy Turn lead into gold in Astraware's addictive PopCap puzzle game!
Astro Defence Defend your city from the asteroid threat!
Atomica Make Molecules in Dr. Atomica's Laboratory in Astraware's addictive PopCap puzzle game!
Bang! Bang! Backyard blasting fun
Bejeweled Bejeweled is a Palm version of the incredibly popular and addictive online game by PopCap
Big Money! Coin collecting fun in another Pop Cap classic!
Biplane Ace Dogfight against rival fighter pilots
BookWorm for Palm Feed the bookworm’s loquacious appetite with words made from connected letter tiles.
Bounce Out Brain bending ball matching action
Bzzz! for Palm Fly-catching action for the Palm
Candy Cruncher for Palm Candy Crunching Fun
Collapse! Tap matching blocks in this simple but frantic GameHouse game.
Elixir Collect valuable elixir from a stack of capsules without upsetting the balance in this ultra addictive game from Trixiam Studios.
Eye of Horus Unleash your magical powers with this Astraware puzzle game.
Galaxy Ranger Be a Galaxy Ranger, Save the Universe!
Gem Drop Gem dropping, jewel matching fun
Glinx Make chains of gems as long as you can!
Link Letters for Palm Form chains of words by altering single letters in Astraware's version of a classic word linking game
Mad Gab ...It's not what you SAY, it's what you HEAR!
Mahjongg Relax your mind with the most authentic Mahjongg solitaire game for Palm-powered handhelds
Mars Needs Cows The challenging PopCap puzzle game of animal abduction!
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
Noah's Ark Save pairs of animals from the rising water in this great PopCap game!
Police Range Police Range is a fast game of reactions, dexterity, accuracy and good judgment!
Rooks Revenge Try to kill king in this real time chess game from ASAP Games.
Round Up Marble Moving Madness
Seven Seas Ship Ahoy! Blast pirates with a broadside and navigate through dangerous waters, in this PopCap puzzle game
T-Blaster Practice your graffiti/text entry by blasting aliens!
TacTic A twist on the classic Tic-Tac-Toe game pits you against the brain
Text Twist Juggle letters to make as many words as you can in a limited time!
What Word for Palm Word finding fun on your palm
Zap!2000 Arcade gaming on the Palm has never looked so good!
Zap!2016 The essential showcase for your 16-bit color Palm
Astraware Palm Applications
e.Guide Your essential TV episode guide for Palm
Timetable Lite Know whats when with Timetable!
Timetable ProPlus The essential tool for teachers and students, with assignment tracker
Astraware Pocket PC Games
Abysma for PocketPC It's a race against time as you attempt to fill in the puzzle pieces before the descending bar of doom!
Abysma/Elixir TwinPack for PPC Buy the brain-busting Elixir and Abysma together and save $5!
Alchemy for Pocket PC The Pocket PC version of this gold making game
BookWorm for PPC Feed the bookworm’s loquacious appetite with words made from connected letter tiles.
Bounce Out! for Pocket PC Brain bending ball matching action for the Pocket PC
Collapse! for Pocket PC Tap matching blocks in this simple but frantic GameHouse game.
Diamond Mine The Pocket PC version of the addictive PopCap gem-swapping game, Bejeweled
Elixir for Pocket PC Collect valuable elixir from a stack of capsules without upsetting the balance in this ultra addictive game from Trixiam Studios.
Nisqually for Pocket PC Make lines of blocks to clear the screen and complete the level
Rooks Revenge for Pocket PC Try to kill king in this real time chess game from ASAP Games
Text Twist for Pocket PC Juggle letters to make as many words as you can in a limited time!
What Word for Pocket PC Word finding fun on your Pocket PC

Release Revision History!

Release 1.0 : 1st January, 2003

  • First Public Release!


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

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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 Dynomite!. Dynomite! is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. Dynomite! 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) 2002 Astraware Ltd, 2001, 2002 PopCap.

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