Elemental is a color-matching game. The player clicks and drags the mouse
cursor over a group of tiles to flip them and change their color. When three
or more tiles have matching colors, they are removed from the game. Each stage
has one of the classic elements (earth, wind, fire and water) as its theme.
In classic mode, the objective of each level is to remove enough tiles so the
rest is under a glowing line. In challenge mode, the goal is to achieve a
certain number of points to move to the next level.
Stone slabs appear randomly and can only be destroyed by taking out all the
tiles underneath them. Also, when the player flips a single tile, the game
drops a tile with a timer that can only be flipped and matched after a few
Between some levels there are elemental battles, where in a split-screen the
player competes against the computer.
Power-ups drop from time to time. They include lightning bolts that eliminate
columns and rows of tiles. A || symbol slows the game movement, and a ■ stops
the movement altogether. A bomb explodes surrounding tiles.
If the tiles reach the top of the screen, the game is over.