Background

This game is similar to "Press Your Luck", but differs in several ways.

  • single or multiplayer (1-3 players)
  • winner is determined by the first player to reach a pre-determined score
  • Whammys only remove half the current player's score, and not the whole thing

Playing a Game

Pressing the 'New Game' button brings up a configuration dialog for the next game.

NOTE: If you see the following error message when you click the 'New Game' button, then ensure the instructions in the 'OpenJDK Overlay' section were performed correctly.

Download: file
Caused by: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javafx/scene/control/Alert
	at org.onebeartoe.games.press.your.button.fx.FXMLController.handleNewGameButton(FXMLController.java:249)
	... 61 more
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: javafx.scene.control.Alert

One to three players are supported.

The target score determines how high the winning score is.

To stop the score board, press either the Stop button on the application's GUI or the arcade button attached to the Rasbperry Pi.

Once a player has stopped the score board, the current player's selected panel is shown in RED lettering. If a point value (number) is shown in RED, then that amount is added to the current player's score. If a 'W' is shown in RED, then the current player loses half his score. Whammy!

After a player has taken their turn, press the 'Next Player' button to continue the game.

The first player to reach the target score wins!

End of Run

To quit the game altogether, hit Ctrl+C on the keyboard.

This guide was first published on Nov 28, 2015. It was last updated on Nov 28, 2015. This page (Usage) was last updated on Nov 28, 2015.