Seeing as how we can do everything else…why not play a bit of Golf from the comfort of your PowerPC and enjoy few hours without having to worry about waking up early for work tomorrow! This is an expansion pack that adds a new Egyptian theme with 18 new holes to your Islands Mini-Golf. The full version of this game can be download here: Island Mini Golf. If you guys are wondering the game is totally Free – (Of Course! We from Mac PowerPC don’t have the luxury to spend money!!). Enjoy your hole in one with Islands Mini-Golf!
Let’s get back on track, now MacPowerPC is running an application test on an iBook G4 (1.07GHz + 1.25GB Ram) and that my dear readers is quite good! I will still be looking for something more power like PowerMac G5 (dual) with 4GB Ram but this is a search for the future, and all the document processing we are doing on a PowerBook G3 (Pismo – 400MHz + 320MB Ram) Running 10.3.9. We decide to share the work because some applications ask to save your work for you, but sometimes others just restart automatically and if you are typing the material you lose it. Anyways…
We all know about Guitar Hero, so I would like to share an incredibly funny game that runs on our favorite processor.
* Frets On Fire – 1.3.110 (Free) – PowerPC 10.4 or later. It’s really fun to play this cross platform game. It’s like playing Guitar Hero on your PowerPC. Don’t waste your time, download now and start having fun! – http://fretsonfire.sourceforge.net/
I don’t know about you guys but I remember during the later part of the 90’s I spent a good amount of time playing Quake. It was so addictive that I actually hid it on my work computer because my boss wasn’t very computer savvy so it was easy to play. Sometimes I would play for hours at at work if I didn’t have pressing tasks, and often it took over my entire lunch break. I know it’s awful but I don’t regret any of this because it was part of my recollection of the late 90s! This is the successor to Doom and the first person shooter was a hit and it changed the way people used to play games.
I’m not sure about you, but one of my favorite games on windows 98 was definitely Solitaire! I could spend hours (at work) playing this game…and I miss it! I decided to share a few versions of this old skool game, that still run on our PowerPC Macs.
DrMac is a fun widget to play with if you have nothing better to do. It’s like very simple version of “Siri” on your Dashboard. You can play by asking question but truth be told, I got bored after 3 or 4 questions. Maybe it’s me. If you like this kind of game, be my guest and have some fun on your Dashboard.
Have I got a classic game for you! Open Sonic is an open source game based on the Nintendo Sega classic, Sonic the Hedgehog. With this game you can control 3 characters simultaneously and there is a reason behind this style of game and it’s all about strategy! Don’t waste your free time, download right now and enjoy it! It’s also available for Linux and some other popular OS.
I get it, you have a Mac PowerPC and have some free time on weekends and you want to install some RPG games just for casual play, but nothing that would take too much of your time. Go Golly! Golly is a game of life simulator currently under development, for the Mac PowerPC.
Do you like math? Do you like puzzles? If you answer yes, go ahead and download the Game of Life Golly. The Game of Life is also known as cellular automation and was developed in the 70’s. It’s likely a really fun game for mathematicians or those who understand complex mathematical situations. Go ahead take a look at Conway’s Game of Life and other cellular automation and let me know how you spent your week. Golly is an open souce cross-platform application.
It’s always fun have some games installed on your computer. I know many people say that Mac users are not as into games as the average PC’er, but it turns out that they were wrong! Just check the App Store and see that most of the apps are games for iPodTouch/iPhone/iPad. The funny thing about it is that the simple games are taking over, ex: AngryBirds, Smurfs Village, Where’s Waldo?, etc.
If you are looking to have some fun with your PowerPC, these guys decided to make a project that supports the old processors and have released a new game entitled Furiod. We had a chance to check their previous game called Marball Odyssey, and I think the PowerPC showed them some support because now we’ve got another one for our own entertainment!
They’ve also left a message for us: “Is awaiting for your feedback dear PPC users! Let me know if you’re able to hear music (intro/ingame/extro) and if it runs at a decent speed? I’m only using an Emulator (PearPC for Dev and testing so… I don’t know really :)”
If your goal is finding more classic games, I will strongly recommend this web-site called – http://macintoshgarden.org/ They have an amazing number of discontinued games and software available for download that you should not miss out on! Most of them work for old macs (look who’s saying old macs) but I mean Mac OS 8/ Mac OS 9 and the Mac OS X and later. Just look around and I guarantee you that you will find great things on this site!!!u that you will find great things there.
Fast post, I had been contacted by the developers of Sunday Coders to test their new game Marball Odyssey. They will release a beta version for mac PowerPC, but unfortunately I do not have a PowerPC mac to test the product at the moment and blog about it. I was able to research on their web site and I did check videos on Youtube and can say that the game looks really fun and highly addictive.
I encourage all you PowerPC-ers to download the game to support these guys that are doing a great work for us “PowerPC users”. Let’s enjoy Marball Odyssey and have some fun, and support Sunday Coders in making more games for the PowerPC!!!
MarBall Odyssey – http://sundaycoders.alotspace.com/