Good suggestions all...
# When pieces disappear because you got three colors in a row, animate their disappearance and also animate how the new pieces replace them.
I would love to do this... haven't figured out how to do that AND keep the gameplay time amount to do it LOW!
have some kind of meter to show how much time is left
I was using a statusbar for that (above the clock!) I may have to change the colors of that. Since it is in a window, I can't do much in the way of animation. I tried drawing an image and drawing a line to indicate a clock countdown... problem was it was too slow on even my wifes P3 1GHz... It was fine on my Athlon 64
as time run down, speed up the music to create a sense of "urgency".
The music is in a loop... I wonder if I couldn't increase the frequency a bit towards the end... Hmmm... Great idea. I will attempt that.
There should also be mouse tails...
You still have border troubles...Can't leave the play area from the right or bottom border. When near the top border the mouse pointer glides to the right by itself.
All those are a part of the same attempt to fix the edge effect problem. I think I can end it, but I have to remove the change of the target background tile from blue to BLACK with a yellow Border. I have to completely drop that idea.
As far as additional options... I am stumped.