Trying to identify vintage Mac missile game?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by okieman, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. okieman macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2011
    In the early 90s I got my first Mac. There was an addictive game I played on it, although simple by today's standards. It showed a two-dimensional depiction of a city, with incoming missiles. The point was to take out the missiles before they destroyed a building. As the game progressed more and more missiles descended from the sky, making it harder to keep up. Whenever one got past you, there was a flash as it destroyed its target. But what was the name of that game??? Driving me nuts!
  2. Exhale macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2011
  3. Belm macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2009
    Is it the one where if you lose, the guy from the Aliens movie goes, "Game over, man! Game over!"? Because I've been trying to figure it out myself.
  4. okieman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2011
    Turns out there are two answers.
    "Missle Command" is an Atari game that is still around and even available for iPhone; see links.

    However, the game that had me hooked was a similar black-and-white rendition named "Missile" -- link follows:

    Now, if I can just remember the name of that other game where I navigated through space in a little ship, and when things would happen there were the coolest sampled sound effects. It was really clever ....
  5. whooleytoo macrumors 603


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    Hmmm, that's a bit vague. ;) Maelstrom maybe?

    I remember finding a version of it with Monty Python sound-effects, and then I re-drew a lot of the sprites in a pixel editor (loooonng time!) to match.
  6. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    its definitely a missile command clone... but there have been hundreds of missile command clones...
  7. kpgh554 macrumors regular


    Dec 29, 2011
    iver england
    theres one called armageddon revamped in 2004 to run 0n osx. and still playable on 10.6.8
  8. Exhale macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2011
    Escape Velocity series?
  9. juanmaria, Feb 29, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2012

    juanmaria macrumors newbie

    Feb 29, 2012

    What kinds of "things" happened that triggered the sound effects? Just on that one sentence I could suggest Maelstrom, for example.
  10. nextuser macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2016
    I know this is an old thread but it might be Mac Missiles by none other than Avie Tevanian

  11. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2005
  12. Garrod macrumors regular


    Nov 13, 2008
    There's a really good version of Missile Command in Pangea Arcade. There's a free demo of it on their website too and it runs fine with OS X (including El Capitan). Here:
  13. 8692574 Suspended


    Mar 18, 2006
    Reading the title made me remember of this!!!

    I know it's not the right one, but what memories!!

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