Man, the Mac isn't getting a lot of love here! A PowerPC Mac would be a great addition for some gaming goodness. Here are a few reasons why:
Ambrosia's shareware classics
. Not including their clones, it's worth it for Escape Velocity
alone. It's a space game where you start out as a trader and eventually improve your ship with weapons and such. There's like some intergalactic warfare going on and you can choose which side to aid. It's been a while since I played but I remember playing the heck out of it.
Ambrosia also put out Harry the Handsome Executive
. You control a guy in a swivel-chair shooting staples and other office supplies at robots who have taken control over the building or something silly like that. Fun game.
is an Oregon Trail-like game where you must trek across a desert keeping you and your camel alive.
Eric's Ultimate Solitaire
is nice solitaire game. The control is great. You can "flick" cards to their destinations instead of dragging and dropping the full distance. Eric's Solitaire Sampler
was included on many Macs in the 90s.
by John Calhoun is a classic and is available freely from his site
Ingemar Ragnemalm created plenty of nice games for the Mac. My two favorites are Hexmines
. Hexmines is Minesweeper on a hexagonal grid. MacSokoban is probably the best version of Sokoban I have played. You can even create your own levels with a text editor. His games are still available on his site
Bungie, before they were bought out by Microsoft for Xbox development, was a Mac-only developer putting out games like the Marathon trilogy
is a nice classic role-playing game that I played the crap out of back in the day.
is a cool little Star Trek-inspired space game. Available on the author's site
(YouTube video link) is a cool cyber-style 2D shooter.
is a Battlezone-like game. Spectre Challenger
was included on many Macs in the day.
is a nice action-puzzle game set inside a computer. Available on the author's site
by Joe Fleck is a classic tank game with mechanics similar to Tank Wars only in 3D.
by Steve Chamberlin is the best version of Tetris I have played. It was later renamed Bricklayer
for obvious reasons. Of note is the excellent music by Peter Wagner
. The sound effects complement the game perfectly.
Ray Dunakin released several Zork-like adventure games for the Mac: Ray's Maze
, A Mess of Trouble
, Another Fine Mess
, etc. Available on his site
was also a prolific developer for the Mac. They released several RPG's (the Exile
series) and even an editor so you could create your own scenarios (Blades of Exile
That's a start.
Edited by Emehr, Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:08 PM.