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Icon Allenroids 1.4

Allenroids is a freeware Asteroids clone written in OpenGL. Allenroid's graphics are done in a "retro" style, which is a fancy way of saying that I have no idea how to produce something lifelike (there goes my Pixar career). However, I like the arcade-game feel I wound up with.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Allen Smith
  • Modification Date: April 11, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 1.0 MB - version 1.4

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Icon Apeiron X 1.0.3

A much embellished clone of Centipede. During a port through the looking glass, the mirror shatters and your ethereal energy (you know, the stuff that allows you to get up and go to work on a Monday morning...) is trapped within one of the crystal shards. Immediately, the residents of the mushroom patch sense your presence. Lead by the Pentipede, this motley crew of mushroom patch misfits relentlessly hunt the crystal ( You! ), intent upon sucking out the trapped energy. The Pentipede is a sinister creature that has the ability to divide. So, if you think your troubles are over when you shoot this sneakered psycho once, you are twice as wrong.
  • License: Shareware, $15
  • Author/Publisher: Andrew Welch/Ambrosia
  • Modification Date: August 25, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 7.4 MB - Apeiron X 1.0.3

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Icon Argonaut 2149 1.2.1

Join the lucrative trade of crystal mining! Navigate through deadly asteroid fields, do battle with menacing pirates and loathsome scavengers, and gather wealth for the purchase of powerful weapons and power-ups in this arcade style asteroids game.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Holmes Futrell
  • Modification Date: January 23, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 9.2 MB

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Icon Armagetron Advanced 0.2.8.3.2

"A Tron clone in 3D" This has been the tagline of Armagetron, since, well, a very long time, and is probably the shortest and most accurate description possible. Tron was an arcade game based on the movie of the same name, release by Disney in 1982. The original game consisted of 4 sub-games, the only one of concern is the 'Light Cycles' one, in which the player uses a left/right joystick to control a 'Light Cycle' which leaves a wall behind it wherever the cycle goes, turning only at 90 degree angles. The player must then get the AI to crash into their wall while avoiding hitting the AI's own wall themselves. Those were the humble beginnings of Armagetron Advanced's game play, which has now blossomed into 16 player mayhem, with highly advanced AI, network game play, and of course all in a 3D environment.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Armagetron Project
  • Modification Date: September 11, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 4.7 MB

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Icon Atomic Cannon 2.6

Atomic Cannon is a fun arcade game that is easy to learn but difficult to master. In this strategic tank artillery duel you battle against computers or friends on 25 different landscapes. Players take turns aiming and firing at each other with over 85 weapons of mass destruction including nuclear bombs.
You can blast your enemy with a vast array of weapons. Some weapons create landmasses you can use to your tactical advantage to hide behind as cover. Your arsenal is outfitted with numerous types of weapons including guns, bombs, missiles, rockets, and nukes.
The landscape you battle on is randomly generated each round and can be destroyed in real time for real scorched earth. There are six types of land formations including flat, hill, gulley, plateau, slope, and random. Each formation can be in one of the game's 25 diverse environments.
  • License: Shareware, $15
  • Author/Publisher: Isotope 244
  • Modification Date: October 31, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 5.4 MB

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Icon Boom 2.0.6

BOOM is an arcade game in the grand tradition, bringing the playability and feel of the glorious 8-bit consoles on the Macintosh. It can be described as "Bomberman meets Doom". Actually, I took the basic Bomberman idea and dropped it in a "Super-Deformed Doom" scenario (whatever this means). As a space trooper your mission is to penetrate 8 alien infested areas, each one divided in 10 sub-zones, eliminate all enemies using your bombs and finally kick the Big Alien Boss back to where he came from.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Factor Software
  • Modification Date: February 18, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 19.1 MB

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Icon Brickles Pro 2.0.3

Brickles Pro for Macintosh is a simple, addicting, ball and paddle game reminiscent of the breakout game of days gone by. Brickles Pro is fun for the whole family. It's a non-violent, colorful, "soundful" and amazingly customizable game.
  • License: Shareware, $15
  • Author/Publisher: Ken Winograd
  • Modification Date: August 3, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 5.1 MB

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Icon Bubble Trouble X 1.1

Yes, it's squish or be squished -- and there are plenty of would-be squishers just waiting for you to get your feet wet: Piranha and starfish and eels, oh my! But don't worry little fishy, there are plenty of power-ups and goodies you can hook your fin onto to give you a bit of an edge.
  • License: Shareware, $15
  • Author/Publisher: Alex Metcalf & David Waring/Ambrosia
  • Modification Date: August 25, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 15.7 MB - version 1.1

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Icon Bugdom 2 3.1.1

It has been three years since Rollie McFly rid the Bugdom of the evil King Thorax and his minions, but the Bugdom can still be dangerous place as our new hero Skip is about to find out. While on his way to visit his family on the far side of the Bugdom, a Bully Bee swooped down and stole Skip's knapsack. Your job as Skip is to track down the Bully Bee and get your knapsack back. The chase takes place mostly in and around a house.
  • License: Demo, $20
  • Author/Publisher: Pangea Software
  • Modification Date: June 22, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9

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Universal Binary File Size: 139 MB

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Icon BZFlag 2.4.2

OpenSource OpenGL Multiplayer Multiplatform Battle Zone capture the Flag. 3D first person Tank Simulation.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: BZFlag Project
  • Modification Date: October 25, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

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Intel File Size: 16.2 MB

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icon Cave Story (Doukutsu Monogatari) 0.0.7

Cave Story, or Doukutsu Monogatari, is a Japanese freeware side-scrolling platformer game developed by StudioPixel. It has been translated into English by Aeon Genesis Translations and will have an official translation script published sometime in the near future.
Cave Story is a freeware sidescrolling action/adventure/platformer title with leanings towards Wonderboy and recent sidescrolling Castlevania titles. You control a little amnesiac who runs around helping out these rabbit-ish creatures called Mimigas while trying to find your way out of the giant cave inside the floating island which makes up the game's setting.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: StudioPixel
  • Modification Date: December 1, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 2.5 MB - Cave Story 0.0.7

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Universal Binary File Size: 135 Kb - English Patch

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Icon Chopper 1.2.6

Chopper is an Action packed side-scrolling helicopter game. Complete your mission, and return to base, while avoiding enemy fire from tanks, bazooka wielding mad men, and jets.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Majic Jungle Software
  • Modification Date: December 28, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 39.4 MB

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icon Fairy Tower 1.1.7

Pinball game.
Fairy Tower is a magical construction that was built in ancient times. It used to create strange, magical items. But one day it collected all the items it had created and sealed itself.
There are four gates in the tower that are for the Water, Earth, Light, and Wind Spirits, respectively. The tower works only through the union of the power of all four spirits.
  • License: Demo, $35
  • Author/Publisher: LittleWing
  • Modification Date: June 28, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 29.8 MB

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Icon Colibricks 1.6.2

Colibricks is an exciting brick game for the Macintosh. As in other similar brick games, the goal is to destroy the bricks on the screen using one or more balls. But for the first time in brick game history, these balls actually behave like real balls! When a ball hits the corner of a brick, it doesn't just go back in the direction it came from. Instead, the exact point of impact is calculated, and the ball bounces off the corner just like a real ball would. Balls also collide with each other, again using precise mathematical formulas.
  • License: Shareware, $5
  • Author/Publisher: Michel Colman
  • Modification Date: December 29, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher

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Intel File Size: 2.8 MB - at the App Store

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icon Gish 1.52

Gish isn't your average hero, in fact he's not your average anything... see Gish is a ball of tar. A Sunday stroll with his lady friend Brea goes awry when a shadowy figure emerges from an open man hole and pulls Brea into the ground below. Following Brea's calls for help Gish suddenly finds himself in the subterranean sewers of Dross, a long forgotten city filled with twisting corridors, evil traps and some of the most demented creatures imaginable.
With his gelatinous structure as his only means of defense Gish must follow the echoing cries of his damsel in distress deep into the earth below. What freakish creatures dwell in this subterranean land? Who is Brea's captor? And just how far down does the rabbit hole go?
Life isn't easy when you're a 12 pound ball of tar...
  • License: Shareware, $5 or more
  • Author/Publisher: Chronic Logic
  • Modification Date: January 16, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 13.2 MB

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Icon Glider 1.0.1

Glider, the award winning Macintosh game is back.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: John Calhoun/Soft Dorothy LLC
  • Modification Date: February 2, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

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Intel File Size: 14.3 MB - Glider 1.0.1 at the App Store

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OS X PPC File Size: 2.7 MB - Glider Pro for PPC Mac OS X

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Classic PPC File Size: 1.8 MB - Glider Pro for Classic Mac OS

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icon GLtron 0.72b8

Well, as the name suggests, it's inspired by the movie TRON. Or more exactly, by all the games that where inspired by the movie TRON.
You steer a futuristic bike, called lightcycle. Combat takes place in a rectangular arena. Your bike leaves a trail behind, which is like a wall. The goal is to force the other players to drive into a wall. The winner is the last player alive.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Chronic Logic
  • Modification Date: July 31, 2016
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 13.2 MB

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Icon Glypha III 1.1.2

A well done Joust clone with an Egyptian theme.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: John Calhoun and Mark Pazolli
  • Modification Date: February 5, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher

DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 753 Kb - version 1.1.2

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Icon GooBall 1.0.2

Welcome to GooBall! Roll, jump, and slime your GooBall through dozens of fanciful worlds of wonder as you control the cutest little alien around, the Goober. Being trapped in a gooey ball of protoplasm has never been this fun!
Be careful not to "fall out" over the edge of the world, pick up jewels along the way for extra lives, and have a blast as you roll and jump around like a wrecking ball in a china shop. Use the GooBall's "sticky" mode to slime up walls to reach otherwise inaccessible areas and goodies, or use it as an emergency brake when you start rolling too fast!
  • License: Shareware, $25
  • Author/Publisher: Ambrosia
  • Modification Date: April 10, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 89.8 MB

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Icon Jets'n'Guns Gold 1.222

An evil mastermind and his crazy pirate army emerge from the darkness and threaten to destroy the whole universe! You are the only one standing between them and the total annihilation.
Go for a ride with this insane side scrolling space shooter with more than 40 levels, dozen of awesome spaceships to choose from, and over 70 over the top weapons to equip in the war against lunatic evil overlord!
  • License: Demo, $20
  • Author/Publisher: Rake In Grass
  • Modification Date: September 5, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 19.4 MB

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icon MacSwear 1.0

As for the game itself, it's the old classic worm game, played in non-euclidean space. That is to say, it is played on the surface of various three-dimensional shapes. It's a pretty simplistic game, and it's old enough to use no hardware acceleration of any kind, so performance may vary (on my Mac, it's leaves something to be desired). There are a lot of tweaking options to play with, though.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Dag Agren
  • Modification Date: March 10, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 195 Kb

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Icon Maelstrom 3.0.6

A great souped up version of the classic Asteroids. This Macintosh classic is what put Ambrosia on the map as the leading Macintosh shareware publisher. The dreaded Maelstrom is a dangerous asteroid belt within which you must skillfully pilot your spacecraft.
  • License: The OS X port is Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Andrew Welch/Ambrosia
  • Modification Date: June 24, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X

    Generally, Maelstrom will only work once after being installed on Yosemite and El Capitan. The next time it is started it will just bounce in the dock and then quit.
    A workaround to this is after installing from the .dmg file but before starting Maelstrom, do a Get Info on the application and check off Locked.
    Maelstrom will now start every time. Your Mac will also ask you if you're sure you want to open it every time.

DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 1.8 MB

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icon MacPinball 5.2

3D Pinball game with lots of amazing effects and options. Enjoy MacPinball's sleek design and cool features, solo or competing in 2 player mode.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: baKno
  • Modification Date: December 30, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 23.0 MB

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Icon Missile Command 1.0b

Missile Command is a version of the classic game... Missile Command. I never actually played the true Missile Command, but Avadis Tevanian Jr's MacMissiles or Mac Command from 1985 was an important part of my childhood. I hope he doesn't sue my pants off for shamelessly ripping off his old icon for the game.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Sippan
  • Modification Date: January 14, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 4.1 MB

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Icon Monster Fair 1.2.5

500 years ago, a spaceship was visiting the solar system. But something went wrong, and the ship had to make an emergency landing on Earth.
The alien crew tried to repair the ship, but the parts they needed could not be made. The aliens were marooned! Their only choice was to make Earth their new home.
The aliens knew they would look like monsters to the people of Earth. To avoid frightening them, the aliens learned to change their appearance and blend in with human society.
  • License: Demo, $32
  • Author/Publisher: Little Wing Co.
  • Modification Date: November 8, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 22.4 MB

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Icon Nanosaur II 2.0.7

Nanosaur 2 is a continuation of the original Nanosaur storyline, yet this time you get to fly a pteradactyl who's loaded with hi-tech weaponry, and the game is much larger than the original 1998 game. In addition to the three level adventure mode where you blast enemy dinos and save eggs, there are also six two-player levels including racing, capture-the-flag, and battle.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: Pangea Software
  • Modification Date: September 26, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 100.9 MB

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Icon Neverball 1.5.3

Tilt the floor to roll a ball through an obstacle course before time runs out. Neverball is part puzzle game, part action game, and entirely a test of skill.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Derek S. Arndt
  • Modification Date: September 13, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 51.8 MB

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icon Pangea Arcade 1.0.8

Pangea Arcade is a collection of three games: Nucleus, Warheads, and Firefall. All three are action arcade games based on arcade classics that have been beefed up to the extreme with incredible graphics and sound, and have lots of new gameplay elements that make these twitch-games some of the most fun games Pangea Software has ever produced.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Pangea
  • Modification Date: January 17, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 26.2 MB

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Icon Phoenix Ball 1.64

Phoenix Ball updates the classic breakout game for the 21st century with vivid 3D graphics.
  • License: Shareware, $12.50
  • Author/Publisher: Bonehead Projects
  • Modification Date: September 10, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 10.3 MB

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Icon Pocket Tanks 1.6

The fastest game of artillery you'll ever play. Pocket Tanks is designed to be easy to learn, and fun to master. All the excitement of lobbing projectiles over a mound of dirt without all the complicated details found in most artillery games. Select your angle, power, and fire over 30 distinct weapons at your opponent. There is an innovative Weapon Shop to keep the game moving fast and a Target Practice mode for experimenting with all the weapons "no holds barred!".
  • License: Shareware, $16
  • Author/Publisher: CTSP Games
  • Modification Date: June 20, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Intel File Size: 4.7 MB

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Icon pop-pop 1.0.6

pop-pop is a unique fusion of pulse-quickening arcade game action and Internetworkable combat that's more addictive (and more colorful) than a handful of JellyBelly jellybeans. Pick your character, then enter the bright happy world of fierce brick-bashing combat, where your paddle is your weapon, and your pop-fu must be strong to survive.
  • License: Shareware, $25
  • Author/Publisher: Andrew Campbell/Ambrosia Software
  • Modification Date: December 20, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 19.1 MB

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Icon rRootage 0.23.6

rRootage is a vertical shooter developed by ABA
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Kenta Cho
  • Modification Date: March 11, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

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Intel File Size: 19.7 MB

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icon SketchFighter 4000 Alpha 1.1

Remember those super-cool space ships you doodled on graph paper in Middle School? Pen strokes furiously waging massive intergalactic battles in History class with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance? Well they have sprung to life in SketchFighter 4000 Alpha!
SketchFighter 4000 Alpha redefines "retro" by bringing together the imaginative pen and paper sketches from your youth with a killer resolution independent OpenGL graphics engine. SketchFighter also boasts a unique synthesis of exploration and action game play, which has you alternately blasting cute little lady bugs into oblivion and then puzzling your way through the hand-drawn challenges presented to you.
  • License: Shareware, $19
  • Author/Publisher: Ambrosia
  • Modification Date: July 30, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 18.1 MB

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icon StuntMANIA 4.5.2

StuntMANIA! is a fast paced 3D car stunt driving game, where you get to perform the most amazing tricks and stunts in some really cool environments. You can select any of the eight amazing stunt cars and play either timed games, challenge games or just go crazy and have fun.
  • License: $3
  • Author/Publisher: Sector3 Pty Ltd
  • Modification Date: December 11, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher

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Intel File Size: 68.2 MB - At the App Store

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Intel File Size: 75.8 MB - Demo
Icon Super DX-Ball 1.1b

Super DX-Ball delivers a vibrant and colorful brick-breaking game that the whole family can enjoy. Created by Michael P. Welch, the original author of DX-Ball, this game brings together the amazing world of tessellation and repeating patterns with the classic game play of DX-Ball. Hand-crafted by an old pro, Super DX-Ball is the quintessential brick-breaking game that you've been searching for.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: CTSP Games
  • Modification Date: August 24, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Intel File Size: 6.5 MB

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Icon Titan Attacks 2.00.7

The Earth is under attack from evil aliens from Titan! Only you can save us all using a hired space ship. Upgrade your ship with bounty money and drive back the Titans across the Solar System, and defeat them on their homeworld. That'll show 'em!
- 100 levels of frantic shooter action
- 5 giant boss motherships
- Upgrade your ship with extra cannon, rockets and lasers
- Challenge stages with prizes
- Online hiscore table
  • License: Shareware, $5
  • Author/Publisher: Puppy Games
  • Modification Date: March 20, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher

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Universal Binary File Size: 36.2 MB

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Icon Trine 1.11

Trine is a beautiful fantasy action platformer with a fairytale-like atmosphere, following the journey of three heroes - a Wizard, a Knight and a Thief - in a quest to save the kingdom from evil. The gameplay is based on fully interactive physics - each character's different abilities and tactics can be used to invent new ways to battle an army of undead and overcome obstacles, and restore the balance of the world.
  • License: $2
  • Author/Publisher: Frozenbyte Ltd.
  • Modification Date: May 13, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

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Intel File Size: 574 MB at the App Store

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