Older Mac Games you'd like to see on the iPad

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  1. Kestrel452 macrumors regular

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    Since the iPad has a 1Ghz processor, I am sure it could handle some of the older games we enjoyed in the early 2000s.

    Myself:

    -Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds
    -Rise of Nations
    -Escape Velocity
     
  2. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    Actually I'd like to see some of the games from the early to mid 90's for nostalgic value. "Pathways into Darkness" was a blast. I will admit to a Kings Quest here and there too, haha :)

    iPad could definitely handle these, but it'd have to be a port to Objective-C from whatever it was back in the day.
     
  3. mrboult macrumors 6502

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    Shuffle puck cafe.

    Ideal for the touch screen I reckon.
     
  4. ssdeg7 macrumors 6502a

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    Sim City (iPad Version)
    Age Of Empires
    RollerCoaster Tycoon

    Basically what bothers me is that developers create games for iPad like if they were Demos, they are like lite versions of the PC/Mac games

    For example:
    Command & Conquer. This game is great I must say, but once you play the Mac version and you get back to your iPad you feel like playing on a GameBoy Color, less units, really small maps and less campaign scenarios.
     
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    Bolo
    Strategic conquest
     
  7. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Toucharcade covered a dev who was making a Lemmings port a while back until the license holder sent a cease and desist letter. I would have liked to have seen that on the app store.
     
  8. Philalbe macrumors 6502

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    These aren't Mac games, but I'd love to see some old school survival horror games like Silent Hill 1 or Resident Evil 2 ported over to the iPad. The iPad should be more than able to handle those older graphics...I would think?
     
  9. kinokeith macrumors newbie

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    Hellcats over the Pacific and it's follow on Leyte Gulf.
     
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    Maelstrom would be nice, but I fear the controls would be rubbish!
     
  12. talkingfuture macrumors 65816

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    Not 100% certain it was on the Mac but I'd love to see Lemmings. Unfortunately Sony own it now so I don't think we will see it.
     
  13. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Sentinel for the iPad please.

    Does anyone remember that?
     
  14. BigYellow macrumors member

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    How bout that old 3D tank game from Ambrosia, Avara. It doesn't run in OS X :(
     
  15. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    Good call. Loved it on the C64. :cool:
     
  16. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

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    Rise of Nations would be awesome. For the life of me, I can't figure out why no one has made a really good RTS for the iPad yet. C&C is the only one I know of and it looks kind of basic/boring.
     
  17. IamHermann0069 macrumors member

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    Sounds stupid... But I used to enjoy Back Yard Football quite a bit! I KNOW that could be done because Madden already exists, and BYF is MUCH more simple than Madden.
     
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    I wouldn't mind a version of Dune II or Dune 2000, although I don't think they were ever released on the Mac in the first place.
     
  20. ghostshadow macrumors regular

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    elder scrolls / oblivion / morrowind etc. I would love to see this type of game on the iPad. I think it's definitely possible. I know some of those aren't on the Mac, but still.

    With the release of Epic Citadel, it really got me thinking about those classic games. I would really love to see them expand on the Epic Citadel and unreal engine and turn it into a massive awesome game.
     
  21. colonelsanders macrumors member

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    Do you mean Spectre VR? That would be sweet!
     
  22. Play Ultimate macrumors 6502

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    :D
     
  23. Play Ultimate macrumors 6502

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    The old DOS game Ancient Art of War would be an interesting port. Much of it could be called touch-based albeit via a mouse.
     

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