two weeks ago noting that the game was almost ready,
noted today that its Mac and PC conversion of the console game SpyHunter is now shipping.
SpyHunter was published for consoles by Midway and was converted to the Mac by TransGaming Technologies, a company that first made a splash about a year ago with an announcement that it had developed porting technology to ease the development of game conversions between platforms. SpyHunter is the first practical application of TransGaming’s technology in a commercial Mac game release.
SpyHunter also marks Aspyr Media’s debut as a publisher of both Mac and PC games. The company has, since its inception in the mid-90s, focused on the Mac game market, but with its announcement earlier this year that it would publish SpyHunter, Aspyr indicated it would bring both PC and Mac versions to market. The company has since announced several other titles it plans to publish for the Mac and PC, and is also diversifying into Game Boy Advance titles. Aspyr has reassured its Mac fans that it won’t leave the Mac game market behind, and continues to produce Mac-only game conversions as well.
A new game inspired by the classic 80s coin-op arcade hit, SpyHunter puts you behind the wheel of the G-6155 Interceptor, a multi-purpose vehicle that transforms from car to motorcycle, boat to jet ski depending on what’s happening. You have an arsenal of offensive and defensive weapons at your disposal, and you have to dispatch the forces of NOSTRA at any cost — the fate of civilization rests in your hands. You drive at high speeds through a variety of levels as you’re chased by NOSTRA agents by land and sea.
Mac system requirements for SpyHunter call for a G3/600MHz or faster; Mac OS X 10.2.4 or higher; 128MB RAM; 750MB hard disk space; 4x CD-ROM; and ATI Radeon 7500 or Nvidia GeForce2 MX-based graphics system with 16MB VRAM or more.
SpyHunter has been rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. The game costs US$29.95. Visit Aspyr’s Web site for details.