Best FREE OS X native games?

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  1. JordanShapiro macrumors member

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    Hey folks,

    Have a few flights tomorrow and I'm looking for some nice games to load on my new 12". Found a couple off of version tracker but there are quite a few more and I'd like to solicit reccomendations before I go with random downloads!

    Thanks!

    Jordan
     
  2. Macette macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering this today too. I used to play a really awesome horizontal scrolling space game which had great sound-effects - can't remember what it was called! - and would love a replacement.

    Anybody know of any Freeware/Shareware scrolling space games?
     
  3. scem0 macrumors 604

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    "the best games are always the simplest ones"
    -- Emerson McAfee (me).

    :D. It is true. The best games, excluding StarCraft, are always
    the simple ones. Like, I would have 10x more fun playing original
    Mario on an original Nintendo, then I would playing the newest
    game on the newest game console. Well, I don't have Mac OS X,
    or a mac for that matter, so I can't answer the question. But I
    just wanted to express my opinion on games. ;)
     
  4. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    Go to emulation.net, and get SNES9X. Then Google for ROM's, but only of games you actually own(ed).;)
     
  5. sageenos macrumors member

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    Frozen Bubble is a very well put together game
    www.frozen-bubble.org
    (linux program, but they've ported it to osx)

    Airburst Carbon is very addicting (search version tracker for "airburst")

    I found a good joust clone called Glypha 3 if I'm correct; it's hard but still fun.
     
  6. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, great game, i used to play it on a linux box but i still cant get it to work on OS X.

    Its a clone of Bubble Bobble (pretty much)
     
  7. timbloom macrumors 6502a

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    Klondike (ancient solitaire, but updated for X). Blockforge (tetris), DopeWars...
     
  8. hariya macrumors newbie

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    Ask and you shall recieve
    http://redivi.com/~bob/frozenbubble.html
     
  9. nighthawk macrumors regular

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    If you are into RPG's, Spiderweb Software's games are fun to play... especially the Geneforge game. They are demo games, but the game play is long enough that you would be able to be satisified for quite a number of hours.
     
  10. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    I can't believe no one has metioned EV Nova. It's a friggin awesome space game and it's shareware.
     
  11. cubist macrumors 68020

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    JewelToy.

    Frozen Bubble is OK too, it's a clone of Snood.

    JewelToy is surprisingly addictive...
     
  12. Santiago macrumors regular

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    Astrosquid is fun, and $10.
     
  13. MaxArturo macrumors member

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    NacPac

    I heard of this Pac-Clone that's really high-quality and you can get for free off the publisher's site but I can't remember what it is.
     
  14. macNoob macrumors newbie

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    more good games

    I'd have to say Star Control II is one of my favorite games, and it's been ported to OSX at The Urquan Masters Homepage.

    Along with the SNES emulator, you can find emulators for just about any system ever made at Mac Emuscene

    As far as native OSX games go, I'm a big fan of iConquer, though it's only free for a few days.

    Occasionaly Version Tracker has something interesting, as does Jeff's Page ...
     
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    Read about Alias Underground (based on the TV show) in this thread.
     

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