Favorite System 7 games

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  1. DisMyMac macrumors 65816

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    I miss these dearly. I wish we could play them in emulation somehow. The next best thing is watching them played on Youtube.


    • Hellcats Over the Pacific
    • Uncharted Waters
    • Railroad Tycoon I and II
    • Pax Imperia I and II
    • King's Quest V
    • Quest For Glory
    • Red Baron

    Others?

    I think the sequels to RR Tycoon and Pax Imperia could have been OS 8, actually... The Sim games (Earth, City, and Ant) were OK, and of course Civilization never stopped evolving up to today.
     
  2. McGiord macrumors 601

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    You can google for:
    Mini vMac.
    Sheep Shaver.

    www.macintoshgarden.org


    My favorites are:
    Lode Runner
    Dark Castle
    Pirates!
    Shufflepuck Cafe
    Crystal Quest
    The Ancient Art of War

    Some of the Sierra ones are available in a website, so you can play them online.
     
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  4. DisMyMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Pirates! strained my system, that and F-18 Hornet ("strain" often meant "crash" back then).

    Lode Runner, I seem to remember the Atari version...

    Sweet. I'll check it out.
     
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    The LucasArts point-and-click adventures :)

    I have Sam & Max, Day of the Tentacle and Full Throttle on my PPC machine.
     
  6. Meldar macrumors regular

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    Castle Wolfenstein, of course! I remember watching my dad playing that on our Centris 660AV, which still works. I also seem to remember Number Crunchers being rather fun. And then of course there were the obligatory "space invader" type games, of which we have plenty...the System 7 machine is still my gaming computer when it turns on. :)

    ...and for the record, though I have never ever had luck running any kind of System 7 emulator like SheepShaver or Basilisk, I do play many of my favorite old games in emulation on my MBP.
     
  7. DisMyMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I also remember a game cheater for System 7 called Cheat ii. It would search the RAM for any number you input (such as a score or dollar amount), then when the number changed you'd search for the new number and it could usually identify the memory location and allow you to change it.

    This could be dangerous with some games, but most often it was perfectly safe.
     
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    I used to spend hours at school clicking away at what I think was Odell Down Under. Really liked that game for some reason.
     
  10. gkarris macrumors 604

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    "Lunatic Fringe" After Dark playable game module... :eek:

    ;)
     
  11. nwcs macrumors 65816

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    Lots. Scarab of Ra, Sim City, Dark Castle, Marathon, Solarian, and a bunch of others I forgot. Oh, and some from Ambrosia SW.
     
  12. WardC macrumors 68030

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    I also enjoyed Sim City (Sim City 2000)...

    My favorite System 7 game was probably Marathon 2, I especially enjoyed playing Multiplayer arena games over AppleTalk with friends on our PowerBooks during our off-periods in school. Oh, the memories!
     
  13. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    Personally I still like Super Maze Wars... (On System 7.5.3 :D)
     
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    I think it works with System 6, but it runs just fine under 7 as well: Bolo
     
  15. Lagmonster macrumors 6502

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    Pirates! is the one game I have played on so many different systems. Let's take a look:

    C=64
    PC (on a friends machine)
    Years later on Amiga. I still have an update disk and letter I received for reporting a bug.

    Then the new version on PC and PSP.

    Such a good game... Now for some Defender of the Crown!
     
  16. mtbdudex macrumors 68000

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    +1 !

    Also, Barney Blaster....not a game but a screen saver module for afterdark....too funny but in todays pc climate not sure if it would even be done.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Realms
    Doom 2
    Duke Nukem 3D
    Prince of Persia
    Exile
    All King's Quest
    Battle Chess
    MS Flight Simulator

    Though I think some of these were System 6 titles.
     
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    I love System 7 games. There are so many I was fond of. I still keep some installed within Basilisk II on my MBP. Some of my favorites were:

    - Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
    - Prince of Persia
    - Rescue!
    - Spacestation Pheta
    - Movid II
    - SimCity 2000
    - SimTower
    - Battle Chess
    - Spectre
    - Quest for Glory
    - Glider
    - Escape Velocity
    - Warcraft
    - Warlords

    And more!
     
  19. paratrooper macrumors newbie

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    This.

    Oh, and anyone remember Spin Doctors? Came free on my old Performa. Would love to find Spectre somewhere.
     
  20. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Prince of Persia, Shuflepuck, Dark Castle, and NetTrek (the Mac local-networked game, not the older Netrek Internet game.)
     
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    There's a real market for those old games on the iPad.
     
  22. MartiNZ macrumors 65816

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    Awesome thread.

    Indeed, one of my favourites just hit iOS, Bonkheads!

    Others as already mentioned, definitely Marathon and Escape Velocity - I used to have EV Override running, had to have RAM Doubler going (LCIII upgraded to 8MB RAM wasn't quite enough) and even then it took 5 minutes to load, and some of the ship graphics got messed up when turning between 9 and 12 o'clock, and a few of the sounds crashed the game ... but all that aside, totally worth it, one of the best games of the time, maybe ever.

    Fury of the Furries! Also had a fun few bugs that crashed the game but I managed to complete it despite all that ... then did it again under emulation years later :).

    Warlords I/II - so much time spent on those back then, hotseat and vs AIs, very good fun.

    Beam Wars was an awesome tron clone - 4 players and the walls would start closing in over time, never seen one quite as fun.

    Chrysanthemum - a cool tetris style flower arranging game.

    1000 miles - first time I saw this card game, very nice system 7 implementation.
     

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