kraptor — a classic shoot 'em up scroller game


kraptor [options]


Kraptor is a classic shoot 'em up scroller game, where you must fight against tons of bad dudes. The game offers high speed action with massive destruction and lots of fun. Kraptor features a powerful engine for 2D shooter scroller games.

After years of oppression the slaved people of the world have raised against their masters. You, a mercenary pilot, have been contacted by the popular rebellion to fight against the forces of oppression.

In the morning you jump into your cockpit and start up the engines. It's time to get airborne and start the attack. Get ready to defeat the scum hired by the masters. Fighting for freedom is the only way, you're on a mission, don't defraud us...


You must fly your plane and fight your enemies through a series of different levels. You can move your plane with the mouse, fire your current selected weapon with your left mouse button and use the right mouse button to change weapons.

There's access to a 'black market' shop between levels where you can buy new weapons and upgrade your ship. You can always save your game at that point, so you don't have to start from the beginning every time you play the game.


These command line options are available:
 -safe          Will run the game in 'safe' mode (will try to start it no matter what)
 -windowscreen  Will run the game in a window (not available in DOS version)
 -fullscreen    Will run the game in fullscreen
 -autoscreen    Will try to autodetect video card and screen mode
 -nosound       Disables the sound
 -320x200       Video mode 320x200
 -320x240       Video mode 320x240
 -640x480       Video mode 640x480
 -800x600       Video mode 800x600
 -1024x768      Video mode 1024x768


The original program was written by Kronoman.

This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux system by Miriam Ruiz <> (but may be used by others, of course)