Kids Games for PowerPC/OS X?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by macintoshjosh, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2008
    Anyone have suggestions for kids games for an iMac G5 with OS X 10.5.8 on it? Originally, I was thinking I would put 10.4.11 so I could run classic apps, but my daughter likes PBS and Nick Jr website games, and those might struggle in Tiger. So I'm looking for free/cheap OS X/PPC games. I appreciate any suggestions.

  2. macrumors regular

    May 9, 2011
  3. macrumors G4


    Aug 31, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ USA
    AlphaBaby. It's for toddlers, but if you have another younger child it may be for you.

    TuxPaint. Supertuxkart.
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    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Sadly, you're going to find that a lot of the games suitable for your daughter are either all Mac Classic ones, or still really, really expensive unless you buy them in "fair" condition. Most of these companies do not discount their games even after 10 years :rolleyes:. Even finding them on eBay might be an issue.
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    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    Pac The Man X.

    Best Pacman game ever. EVER.

    Make sure you download version 1.1.3 which is PPC compatible. Runs on Panther upwards.

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    Zeke D

    Nov 18, 2011
    You didn't specify the ages, but my 6 & 12 year olds play:

    Zoo Tycoon 2
    Sim City 4
    Roller Coaster Tycoon 3
  7. macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2011
    lol i still play those. Also add The Sims 2 to that list.
  8. Guest

    May 29, 2012
    Try Kidzui - Parental monitoring controls etc. My children loved this when they were younger, also loads and loads of games to play - Latest version still support Tiger and PPC :)
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    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    Any benchmarks for a G5, any questions about speeding up PPC Macs, COME AT ME <3

    oops wrong thread
  10. macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2012
  11. Cox Orange, Nov 5, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2012

    macrumors 68000

    Jan 1, 2010
    also, did you search for games?

    I know the games that came with the OS 9 install disks (some are now free on the developers side, search pangea software), like Nanosaur (nanosaur2 for OS X 10.4.11), Bugdom, Chromag Ralley, were really fun when I was a child. You could buy an iMac G3 for 10USD as a OS9 gaming machine.
    Also there is Otis (its like these browser games, were you have to pick out diamonds or stones to get other stones to line up in matching colours, to make them disappear) or Quinn (Tetris), they are for 10.4, but maybe there is a 10.5 version, too.

    btw. what age?
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2012
    I play The Sims 1+2 and SimCity 4 too!
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    Old Muley

    Jan 6, 2009
    Titletown USA
    Ambrosia Software had a ton of game titles I really enjoyed back in the day. One of my favorites was a game called 'Barrack' which was simple, but addictive. Sadly many of these titles didn't survive the transition to OSX and were completely removed from the ecosystem by the time the switch to Intel processors was made. I still toy around with the idea of buying an older PPC that runs OS9 just so I can play some of these games.

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