In addition to a controversial new color scheme, Apple’s revised line of iMacs have gained something else: a new game is now included with them. And, like the other games already on the iMac, this one is made by
Pangea Software: It’s Cro-Mag Rally.
Cro-Mag Rally is Pangea’s most recent release. The game was released commercially late last year and has been available directly from Pangea and leading retailers since then. Featuring bright, colorful OpenGL graphics, detailed animation, a custom soundtrack and sound effects, and a whole slew of other features, Cro-Mag Rally showcases many of the Mac’s features as a competent system for original game content in its own right. And, in case you were wondering, Pangea plans to release a Mac OS X version after the new operating system ships. Mac OS X is due to be released on March 24.
Cro-Mag puts you in the driver’s seat of a prehistoric racing machine driven by a caveman or cavewoman. You make your way around tracks of varying terrain through a variety of different ages as you seek to win each race. You can collect powerups which imbue you and your vehicle with special abilities, like sticky tires, a tighter suspension, or offensive weapons like oil slicks and bone bombs, just to name a few. For more details about Cro-Mag Rally, check out MacCentral’s
hands on review.
Apple notes on its
iMac Web pages
that Cro-Mag Rally joins two other Pangea Software titles — Bugdom and Nanosaur — as the games lineup on its newly revised iMac line. Although some of Pangea’s games have been licensed to PC game publishers, Pangea itself develops exclusively for the Mac, and its titles have been Mac-first.