Black Box

The Low-End Mac Portable Gaming Page


It was THE Macintosh 3D shooter - made especially for Macs by a Mac-related company (Bungie - now sadly assimilated by Borg). It is optimized for MacOS, so it can run even on a 68020, though it can take advantage of a 3D accelerator. In the game you play an astronaut fighting robots controlled by a supercomputer that went bonkers. But basically it's the shoot-first-ask-later type of game.

OVERALL RATING: 68020 and 68030 users will enjoy it (they have virtually no choice). PowerPC users will find the graphics a bit too crude.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: A 68020-equipped Macintosh, running system 6.07 or later, with 4 megabytes of RAM and 13 megabytes of free harddrive space.

CD-ROM: Not necessary.

SCREEN: 640*480 fixed, 256 colors required, thousands recommended.

SLEEP: Not compatible. Weird, for a Mac-optimized game - but it was written even before the sleep option was introduced.

KEYBOARD/TRACKPAD: By default the game offers you a special, powerbook-designed keyboard layout. Isn't that cute?

BUGS: None detected.

MORE INFO/PURCHASE OPTIONS: Bungie website would be the best place to try.

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