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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:33 pm    Post subject: In this thread I post screens of Macintosh games Reply with quote






















































































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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cycle you ass you're missing the most important screenshots


EDIT WHERE IS TOTAL DISTORTIOna dn that one game you made me play

ps that game was really fun


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:03 am    Post subject: Re: In this thread I post screens of Macintosh games Reply with quote

Cycle wrote:

The fabled Choplifter/Oregon Trail crossover?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not played many of these!

Certain of them seem very interesting, though... very interesting indeed!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

STARFLIGHT

CRYSTAL QUEST

but where is TOMB OF THE TASKMASTER?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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cycle you ass you're missing the most important screenshots

WHERE IS MANHOLE AND TOTAL DISTORTION


Manhole is there!

There may be a sequel post in the (distant) future.

That first one is STUNTCOPTER, by the by.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok look i know i'm missing lots of games, this was for a project i never finished EONS ago so I thought i'd post what I had here.

I'd like to make a second post with more awesome mac goodness but that won't be for a while.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy shit this makes me want to go fire up the ol' Macintosh Plus in the shed and play through the Scarab of Ra again. And then Spectre. Damn, but polygons were fun back then.

Anyone else remember the awesome Spacestation Pheta?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spacestation_Pheta

EDIT: Scarab of Ra, not Tomb of Ra
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sure do! That would feature in the sequel post!

Also, it was the Scarab of Ra! One of my favourite games.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally! I realised after I wrote it that I got the name wrong. Man that game used to freak me the fuck out as a kid. The mummies were just so fucking relentless but I wanted that scarab, I wanted it so bad. It was all worth it!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you know you could actually use the Scarab against the Guardians?

Also, I've only managed to beat the game twice!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, it's not a game but damn if I didn't spend hours dicking around with KidPix.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KidPix was awesome.

Loved the stamps.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, I did not know that you could use the Scarab against the Guardians. That sucks! I ran away like a little bitch for so long.

Now I have to go fire it up.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved the trees in kidpix where you held down the mouse button and the tree just got bigger and bigger

i always wanted that to happen with dicks but they never made a kiddix
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Great Unwashed wrote:
Hmm, I did not know that you could use the Scarab against the Guardians. That sucks! I ran away like a little bitch for so long.

Now I have to go fire it up.


I didn't know for a long time too, and just ran. You have to be careful though, use it too much and it will dissapear rendering you helpless and unable to win the game. They can also still sneak up on you and kill you with one shot if you're low on health!

Also, I should get a custom title!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

God I love the use of black and white in Mac games.

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Kung-Fu Chivalry is probably the raddest assembly of words I have ever read.

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Also, I should get a custom title!

Someone give the Mac daddy a custom title. For great chivalry.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Winged Assassins (1984) wrote:
Someone give the Mac daddy a custom title.


i think you just did.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

also i remember every time i would dick aroudn with kid pix
before i opened it i promised myself that THIS TIME i wont make the background a rainbow

but it still was always the first thing i did
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this title sucks, please change it to "professor handsome"

added a couple screens i somehow missed, might resize those larger ones later.

this thread is a success! I'll make sure to do a follow-up post once i'm done with my maniac mansion and (smaller) marathon article.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

system's twilight, yes. and 3 in three.

tell me more about: minotaur, elevators, warren.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cycle wrote:
this title sucks, please change it to "professor handsome"

This title is not a humorous play on words nor can it be proven.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minotaur was Bungies first commercial game, which they self-published and sold at trade shows. It's main draw was that it was a networkable dungeon crawler, became quite a hit in offices. Not much of a single-player game going on. There is a sword called "Durandal".

Elevators is "Social Climber", it's a simple arcade game that I think might be based on another game, but you start at the bottom and have to traverse each floor in order to get to the top of the building while avoiding elevators. Addictive, plus I so loved the artwork.

Warren is uhh... Operation Firestorm or the other game in the same series, roguelikes I played the hell out of when I was younger that are still fun today.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

daph how far did you get in spaceship warlock
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dirt Bike (2D and 3D) or GTFO.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



I remember this game!! My dad used to look after me on weekends, and one day he had to work on a Sunday, so he took us in with him. The doors to his work area (he was a computer technician at the County Council offices) were computer controlled, which impressed me no end as a 6-year-old. Anyway so I had a look what games they had on their supercomputers, and this was one of them. It's a space-launch simulator, so each of those four rooms leading off the plaza give you a bunch of options that will affect the launch, like amount of fuel, crew, etc. So I did all this and had my dad show me how to blast off, and then I was just treated to a picture of space.

Me: When are we going to get to the planet??

Dad: In three months, it's real-time.

:(

I'd like to know what the game was called so I can check it out and see if he was joking.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Winged Assassins (1984) wrote:
Cycle wrote:
this title sucks, please change it to "professor handsome"

This title is not a humorous play on words nor can it be proven.


Yeah, also you're not allowed any of my rejected custom titles.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's Starflight!

It's more like Star Control 2 than a space launch simulator.

edit: rather Star Control 2 is more like it than it is like a space launch simulator.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet!

That makes sense because I would have seen that name in the dir and been attracted to it. /STARFLGT
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played the Genesis version. I crewed my entire ship with plant people.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh, me too.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Armor Alley was so rad. I was sad when crack dot com went under, because Golgotha was supposed to be a modern successor. On the same note, I really wanted Sanctity to come out, it sounded super-awesome.

I also played (and owned!) Jump Raven, but never really played any of the other Cyberflix games such as Dust, and the Piratey one that Cycle posted a screenshot of, and (luckily) Bonecracker or whatever their fighting game was called. And Lunicus.Though I played demos of all of them.

Jump Raven was sweet though! Too bad I lost my copy.

I had Starflight II (with its starmap copy protection) also...fun times (though not as fun as Star Control 2 which I would play later on the 3DO of all things).
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pararena! Awesome!

There needs to be at least a Flash version of that game or something.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was always kind of bummed that I never got to play Spectre over a network. I owned Spectre VR for the PC, which came in a seriously kick-ass box that sadly is lost to the mists of time. Also sadly lost to the mists of time is the terrible cyberpunk novella that passed for its manual. God, I wish I could find a copy of that.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spectre over a network was good times. I never played with more than one other person, that was still great fun though.

Another game that's missing: Bolo.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was always kind of bummed that I never got to play Spectre over a network. I owned Spectre VR for the PC, which came in a seriously kick-ass box that sadly is lost to the mists of time. Also sadly lost to the mists of time is the terrible cyberpunk novella that passed for its manual. God, I wish I could find a copy of that.


Makings of a Computer Game Box thread? I nominate Spectre and its derivatives, Marathon and its sequels, and pretty much all the sweet-ass Novalogic boxes (in the old days).
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Spectre over a network was good times. I never played with more than one other person, that was still great fun though.

Another game that's missing: Bolo.



MF'in Bolo! Stuart Cheshire is the man. A few people I know idolize him enough to have prompted some probably totally unexpected celebrity-worship moments when they finally ran into him in person. Quite amusing...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Fuck, what was this game called. I remember it so well and I could never beat it but I loved it.

Also the password system never worked, what the fuck.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's either QUAGMIRE or SAMMY THE CYCLEBOT, I can't remember which.

Also, all these new screens are from my old mac thread at IC; none of them are new.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Quagmire, I remember now. A totally freaking great game. I can't remember the hours I wasted listening to the delightful squeaking wheels as he jumped around.

The collision was pretty dodgy and I died a lot but I had fun!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I appreciate the nostalgia trip but did your attention span crap out halfway through putting the images up on a site that you had permission to hotlink from?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Holy fuck is that Citadel? I spent like a million goddamn hours playing that game when I was a kid. I even had some huge strategy guide thing for it and instead of just being a strategy guide it was a story about some party that went through the dungeon. I never beat this game, I always got killed by some fucking hugeass dragon thing.

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Looks like some sort of awesome cyberpunk game. Please tell me it is some sort of awesome cyberpunk game.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it's some sort of game!
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I will always and ever <3 the games of john calhoun.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never had a Mac back in the day.

Random and not particularly pointful observations:

the high-rez nature of Macs really led to these cool little detailed graphics. A very distinct look, but it doesn't ALWAYS work in the Macs favor, I think some games like DOOM and Wing Commander did better at the lower-rezs.

I was kind of jealous of the Ambrosia Software games, they always looked gorgeous.

There was a kick-ass version of Risk back in the day, b+w. Also that one game, sometimes called "Weslyan" tetris that would offer annoying comments ("nice slide" when you did a last minute horizontal move) and cheat (with a "neener neener neener" sound) by removing blocks.

And "MOVOD" which was one of the first times I saw Dilbert I think.

And this one charming little solitare variant, I think "Wish".
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But was that one game Citadel?

That is the important question. What is the name of that game? It was neat!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that's Citadel!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hooray! I should try to find and play that game again and see if it was as fun as I remember it (Note: It probably isn't!).
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played it again not that long ago and I still had fun!

I could probably hook you up!
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Awesome! I used to make a lot of priests or whatever and transfer the money off of them onto my real characters because I wanted to buy more stuff when I was a little kid!
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