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Collapse! Information
Current released version: 1.02 - 30th April, 2002
Current release expires: Never
Feedback to: Larry Dyde (
Game Info:
Recent update headlines: First Public Release!

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


Collapse is the crazy game of screen tapping fun from the creative on-line games masters, GameHouse!

Get your pulse racing as you strive to beat your last score, by finding groups of similar blocks on the screen. But, don't take too long about it - more blocks fill up from the bottom of the screen and if you let any blocks get to the top...Collapse! it's all over!

Collapse! features

How To Install

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

If you've got any queries about Collapse! 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 Collapse!

Collapse! is really easy to learn to play, but getting good at it takes practice.

Start a game and you will see several rows of blocks, different colors on color machines, different patterns on greyscale machines. Look for a group where three or more of the same type of block are touching. Tap on one of those blocks and the whole group will pop out of sight, and you'll get some points. The bigger the group the more points!

When you remove a group any blocks above them will collapse down, and if you manage to remove a column the remaining columns will move in to fill up the gap.

All the time while you are looking for groups new blocks pop into place in a row at the bottom of the screen. When that row is full it gets pushed up onto your play area, moving up all of the other blocks on the screen. If any block is pushed off the top of the screen it's Game Over, so try to stop tall piles forming!

If you survive to the end of the level, you will be awarded huge bonus points for every clear line, so try to keep all of the piles as low as possible.

Some extra blocks may appear as you play and these can help or hinder you:

Every level the blocks come in faster and faster until your tapping like crazy just to keep up!

If it starts off too tame for you try changing the difficulty level for a greater chalenge.

Hidden Features

There are a couple of useful features we have built in:

  • You can tap on the status display area to pause the game at any time.
  • You can also press the scoll up or down keys to pause the game.
  • You can choose to display the and/or battery level from within the Game Settings menu.


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 Collapse! 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 Collapse!, 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 Collapse! 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 PackLet out your tension with some target practice with Astraware's collection of great screen-tapping games!
Palm Games Pack 20014 games for under $25 - save over 25%
PopCap Games PackPopCap Games are sweeping the web, and now Astraware brings the top games to the Palm
Astraware Palm Games
AlchemyTurn lead into gold in Astraware's addictive PopCap puzzle game!
Astro DefenceDefend your city from the asteroid threat!
AtomicaMake Molecules in Dr. Atomica's Laboratory in Astraware's addictive PopCap puzzle game!
Bang! Bang!Backyard blasting fun
BejeweledBejeweled 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 AceDogfight against rival fighter pilots
Bounce OutBrain bending ball matching action
Bzzz! for PalmFly-catching action for the Palm
Collapse!Tap matching blocks in this simple but frantic GameHouse game.
Eye of HorusUnleash your magical powers with this Astraware puzzle game.
Galaxy RangerBe a Galaxy Ranger, Save the Universe!
Gem DropGem dropping, jewel matching fun
Mad Gab...It's not what you SAY, it's what you HEAR!
MahjonggRelax your mind with the most authentic Mahjongg solitaire game for Palm-powered handhelds
Mars Needs CowsThe challenging PopCap puzzle game of animal abduction!
Mummy MazeEscape the maze and outsmart the mummy in this great PopCap game!
NisquallyMake lines of blocks to clear the screen and complete the level
Noah's ArkSave pairs of animals from the rising water in this great PopCap game!
Police RangePolice Range is a fast game of reactions, dexterity, accuracy and good judgment!
Round UpMarble Moving Madness
Seven SeasShip Ahoy! Blast pirates with a broadside and navigate through dangerous waters, in this PopCap puzzle game
TacTicA twist on the classic Tic-Tac-Toe game pits you against the brain
Text TwistJuggle letters to make as many words as you can in a limited time!
Zap!2000Arcade gaming on the Palm has never looked so good!
Zap!2016The essential showcase for your 16-bit color Palm
Astraware Palm Applications
e.GuideYour essential TV episode guide for Palm
TimetableKnow whats when with Timetable!
Timetable PlusThe essential tool for teachers and students, with assignment tracker
Timetable ProThe essential tool for teachers and students

Release Revision History!

Release 1.02 : 30th April, 2002

  • Fix bug in registration system.

Release 1.01 : 20th February, 2002

  • Revised with new library routines to have better support for latest devices.

Release 1.0 : 1st December, 2001

First Public Release!


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

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



Game Design: GameHouse
Programming: Larry Dyde & Howard Tomlinson
Graphics: David Oakley


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 Collapse!. Collapse! is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. Collapse! 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.