The game plays. Sounds work. Graphics are just the same as in windows. Although I didn't use a stopwatch to compare, it seems like it's just as fast as in Windows.
What does not
Some of the text in the tutorial is not visible (in Wine). There are cursor arrows to let you know where you need to click, though. It's such a simple game that you don't really need the text for the tutorial anyway. (There is also some in-game text between levels, and that works just fine.)
Also, in the windows version there is a Gamebox to help you organize all your Alawar games in one place. But I can't get that to work in Wine. However, you don't need the gamebox to play the game. You can use individual icons for each game instead.
What was not tested
I only tested the 1-hour demo version. Also, I did not attempt any tweaks to make the tutorial text appear.
As long as you don't care about the text in the tutorial, this game should install and play in Wine as easy as pie.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 01 2008||0.9.58.||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|