Thinking of buying some fun stuff for a Mac gamer this holiday season?
Aladdin Systems Inc. on Tuesday announced a new bundle called the Game On! Family Pack Volume 1. It comprises six previously released games from various Mac game publishers, ranging from casual games to action titles and a strategy game.
Game On! Family Pack, Volume 1 includes Freeverse Software’s Burning Monkey Mahjong and Burning Monkey Solitaire 2; RealMyst and Snowball Run from MacPlay; and Aspyr Media’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 and Zoo Tycoon. The collection is shipping now and costs US$49.99.
Burning Monkey Mahjong is the recently released Mahjong solitaire tile game from Freeverse, while Burning Monkey Solitaire 2 is an older release of Freeverse’s perennially popular solitaire card game collection (Freeverse sells the current version, Burning Monkey Solitaire 3, itself).
RealMyst is the re-creation of the classic graphical adventure game from Cyan, now with a real-time 3D graphics engine. Snowball Run is an original title from MacPlay’s parent company United Developers LLC that features a penguin that must navigate a series of levels while perched atop a snowball.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 only came out this past year, though it’s been superceded by version 4, now available separately from Aspyr — though this version sports plenty of skateboarding action for Mac gamers. And Zoo Tycoon is the strategy game in which you must populate and run a profitable zoo that’s also healthy for its animal guests, too.
System requirements vary from game to game, but Aladdin notes that all titles in the Game On! Family Pack Volume 1 will run natively on Mac OS X v10.2.4 or later, while some will also work with Mac OS 9.x and higher as well.