Casual game maker Playfirst has released a Macintosh version of
Tasty Planet, an arcade action game originally developed by Dingo Games. It costs $19.95, and a 60-minute demo is available for download.
Tasty Planet puts you in the role of a home grown bathroom cleaner that’s somehow gained sentience, and grows in size from the molecular level to eventually being big enough to eat entire planets. Imagine the hit PlayStation 2 game “Katamari Damacy,” except in 2D: You navigate around the screen eating everything smaller than you, gradually expanding in size. You have a set period of time to reach your size goal or you’ll need to repeat the level.
Tasty Planet features 60 levels of gameplay spread over nine different locations — the lab, outside, picnic table, ocean, park, city, sky, orbit and cosmos. There are three game modes — normal, casual and endurance.
The Web page does not specify Mac system requirements, but the read me file with the game calls for Mac OS X v10.3.9 or newer, G4/800MHz or faster (Intel included), 800 x 600 resolution and 16.5MB hard disk space.