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Active Lancer

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Active_Lancer.toast_.sit (301.52 MB)
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
active_lancer_update_101.sit (1.15 MB)
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
ActiveLancer101Update.dmg (644.26 KB)
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Guides on emulating older games

"Active Lancer is a 2D shoot 'em up video game created by Freeverse for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X."

The 3rd download is the official dmg image from Freeverse containing the updater.

"It plays in the style of many old school computer games and features little plot line or story development. The demo is downloadable from however it is no longer included on There are several levels the player is required to complete. It lacks a multiplayer mode but two players can play together on the same computer. It was much less successful than Freeverse's popular WingNuts Series.

It was re-released as part of a 'Best of Original Mac Games' bundle from Freeverse."

"In the game the player is cast as a member of the 'Active Lancer Corps'. He is the lone survivor of a failed attack on the home world of an alien race known as the 'cherries' where he has to face fast unending attacks by the aliens."

Architecture: PPC (Carbonized)

Requires Mac OS 8.6 or higher, or Mac OS X


SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2019, April 1 - 11:16pm

'ster egg: hold option (aka alt) key while clicking on "credits" from the main menu.

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2012, April 2 - 4:18am

Through lots of amateurish jiggery-pokery I managed to find the version 1.0.1 updater on Freeverse's download server, so I've uploaded it here as the second archive. I've also obtained the game on original media and uploaded scans here as the manual.

Retrowurst's picture
by Retrowurst - 2011, February 27 - 10:46am

One of the most underrated top-down-shooters of all time on all platforms!