Russian game developer White Elephant, publishers of the charming kids’ shooter
JungleHeart, have released a Macintosh version of their arcade shooter
RIP. A demo can be downloaded from the Web site — it costs $19.95 to register.
RIP follows JungleHeart’s lead as an homage to vintage coin-op arcade shooters — this time it’s an overhead 2D shooter instead of the side-scrolling action found in JungleHeart. But thematically, it’s at the opposite end of the spectrum: While JungleHeart put you in the role of a doe-eyed cartoon elephant, RIP puts you in the shoes of an “anti-hero.” You’re a “Hell defender” guarding the underworld from an onslaught brought on by the army of humanity.
You get to choose between one of three personas — Death, Halloween and Rock ‘n’ Roll. You have an arsenal of weapons to choose from, bonuses and power-ups to fight back the legions that confront you. The game features 40 levels, and a “toned-down, less violent” kid’s mode, if you prefer.
System requirements were not available.