Looks to me like you lose 1 life per round if you miss any number of suitcases, where does he miss and nothing subtracted?
My bad. It appears he is getting suitcases so fast due to the number of points per suitcase, that he gains the lost life back almost immediately when starting the next round. This rom is the Blue label version of the game.
The objective is to collect all the suitcases that fall from the carousel before they hit the ground. The player starts with three suitcases, which act as lives, and whenever a suitcase hits the floor, the player loses one. If all of the player's suitcases are lost, the game ends.
There are two difficulty levels, and depending on the difficulty selected, players can control one skycap or two at once. There is also a two-player competitive mode where the second player controls the direction of the flying baggage. Another mode, featuring "terrorist suitcases", is available; enabling this mode will cause black suitcases to appear mixed with the regular baggage. These black suitcases will cause the game to instantly end if they touch the floor, regardless of the player's current number of collected suitcases.
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