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Active Lancer

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Download Active_Lancer.toast_.sit (301.52 MB)
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
Download active_lancer_update_101.sit (1.15 MB)
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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."

External link
Download from Mega.Co.Nz

"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

Requires Mac OS 8.6 or higher, or Mac OS X


MCP's picture
by MCP - 2012, April 2 - 3:18am

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 - 9:46am

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