_Arena 2000_ is a puzzle game in which the player character has to collect
stones and put them into holes of the same color. When all holes are filled,
the level is done, a password is rewarded and the next of overall 40 levels
started. Well, of course there are a few obstacles to overcome: for one, the
stones move around and kill the player character when touching him. The
solution to the problem is the frame of the level: small parts of the frame
are colored and touching one of those parts renders all stones of the same
color harmless and causes them to stop moving. Then they can be collected and
moved to the hole.
When a stone is gone, another one instantly appears on the playing field – but
unfortunately it is not sure that the color is the same as required. In that
case, the player can use a colorless hole which disposes of all stones and
always stays active, but does not count towards solving the level. The player
has a limited amount of lives and each level has a time limit. There is also
an editor to build new levels.