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Nisqually Information
Current released version: 1.01 - 26th April, 2002
Current release expires: never
Feedback to: Haemish Graham (
Game Info:
Recent update headlines: First Public Release

Copyright (c) 2001 Astraware Ltd, 2000,2001, GameHouse.
All rights reserved.


Nisqually is the handheld conversion from the great web based game from GameHouse

You simply have to remove all the blocks from the screen by sliding them into positions where they make lines of three or more! Sounds easy? It is!... at first...

Nisqually Features

How To Install

Use an extractor program such as WinZip on the PC or Stuffit Expander on the Mac to get at the Nisqually 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 Nisqually and tap the screen to play the game!

If you've got any queries about Nisqually 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.

How To Play


Remove at least the number of blocks required for one level to move on to the next one. Complete all 18 levels to win!

Obliterate blocks by matching them in vertical or horizontal lines of 3 or more of the same colour. Tap on a block and then tap on succeeding adjacent blocks to swap their positions.

Tap on the currently selected block to deselect it, or a non-adjacent block to start working with that block. If 3 or more blocks in a row or column are the same colour, they'll fade into oblivion and the blocks above them will drop down as far as possible onto the blocks below.


To move onto the next level of play, you must remove the required number of blocks for the level. A bonus can be earned for finishing a level before the clock gets down to zero.


Use the stylus to tap on the blocks to select them. Once selected, arrows will point at the block until you select another block with which to switch it.


When the blockers start appearing, watch out! They don't move, and you can't wipe them out, either. They will surely stretch your strategy to another level.

Hints and Tips

After playing for a short time, you'll start to find some trickier situations! Hopefully these hints will help you to advance!

1 - Avoid splits! If you take out too many blocks from the middle, you could be left with two columns with a split - and that means you can't move blocks between them! TIP Work from the sides to avoid splits!

2 - Count Carefully! Try to make sure you have multiples of threes, but if you have 4 or 5 of a colour, you'll have to remove them all at once. TIP Count to make sure you'll be able to remove all of them!


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 Nisqually 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!

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 Nisqually, 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.

Submit your High Scores!

Registered users of the game are entitled to submit their high scores to our Internet High Score table.

Just visit the Nisqually web pages at and select the link to view high scores.

To submit your own score, you need to go to the menu in the game, and select 'export high score'. This will provide you with a code which you can then type into our site:

You can only submit high scores once you've beaten the scores built into the game!

(Astraware reserves the right to remove this board or facility without any notice, or to remove individual names if necessary)

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
It's A Blast! Shooting Pack Let out your tension with some target practice with Astraware's collection of great screen-tapping games!
Palm Games Pack 2001 4 games for under $25 - save over 25%
PopCap Games Pack PopCap Games are sweeping the web, and now Astraware brings the top games to the Palm
Astraware Palm Games
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
Bounce Out Brain bending ball matching action
Bzzz! for Palm Fly-catching action for the Palm
Collapse! Tap matching blocks in this simple but frantic GameHouse game.
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
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!
Round Up Marble Moving Madness
Seven Seas Ship Ahoy! Blast pirates with a broadside and navigate through dangerous waters, in this PopCap puzzle game
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!
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 Know whats when with Timetable!
Timetable Plus The essential tool for teachers and students, with assignment tracker
Timetable Pro The essential tool for teachers and students

Release Revision History!

Release 1.01 : 26th April, 2002

  • New Update to have better support for newer devices!

Release 1.0 : 28th February, 2002

  • First Public Release!


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

Nisqually enquiries/feedback:
Registration problems:
General Astraware enquiries:



Programming : Haemish Graham

Graphics and Game Design: GameHouse

Graphics: Stephen Thorley and David Oakley

Thanks also to the many beta testers for their helpful suggestions throughout December 2001 and January 2002!


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 Nisqually. Nisqually is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. Nisqually 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) 2001 Astraware Ltd, 2000,2001, GameHouse..

Astraware and the planet logo are trademarks of Astraware Limited. All rights reserved.