Trying to identify vintage Mac missile game?

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

  1. okieman macrumors newbie

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    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!
     
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  3. Belm macrumors regular

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    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

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    Turns out there are two answers.
    "Missle Command" is an Atari game that is still around and even available for iPhone; see links.
    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/26023/missile-command
    http://www.cultofmac.com/10388/cult-of-mac-favorite-missile-command-iphone-game/

    However, the game that had me hooked was a similar black-and-white rendition named "Missile" -- link follows:
    http://mrob.com/pub/comp/missile20.html

    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

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    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

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

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    theres one called armageddon revamped in 2004 to run 0n osx. and still playable on 10.6.8
     
  8. Exhale macrumors 6502

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    Escape Velocity series?
     
  9. juanmaria, Feb 29, 2012
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    juanmaria macrumors newbie

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    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

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

     
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  12. Garrod macrumors regular

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    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: http://pangeasoft.net/arcade/info.html
     
  13. 8692574 Suspended

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    Reading the title made me remember of this!!!



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

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