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Amazing

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Amazing.zip (10.98 KB)
MD5: 780a9026dc61767bafa999b1110e59da
For System 1 - 5 - System 7.0 - 7.6
Emulation
This game works with: Mini vMac

True classic maze creation game with options to create very complex, intertwined mazes that can be printed. It was made part of the 128K Mac's Guided Tour, and bundled with the published version of another Steve Capps game, Through the Looking Glass.

Capps wrote Amazing during Christmas week of 1981. It later came to the attention of Macintosh product training manager Hasmig Seropian, who felt it had at least three virtues for the Guided Tour. First, and most important, it seemed to atomize computer anxiety. "In a lot of instances," Seropian says, "people who were petrified of the computer didn't have any trouble going right up to a maze." In addition, it helped develop hand-eye coordination with the mouse, a device many Mac owners were meeting for the first time. Third, it gave users something to do while they awaited the appearance of more applications software.

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A penguin with a party horn hails one's triumphant arrival at the goal. Capps drew the animal on MacPaint one night when he had nothing else to do. He had been urged to provide some form of gratification to successful players and resisted as long as he could. Then he supplied a few of what he calls his "non sequiturs," such as penguins on roller skates. "It was sort of a joke on them," he says.

  — ST.Mac, July 1984

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Architecture: 68k

Vintage Mac or emulator only

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CalTheOnly's picture
by CalTheOnly - 2014, August 16 - 9:14am
5

Best mazes ever. Hard to find a simple maze game as good as this one.

vintagegeek's picture
by vintagegeek - 2013, May 16 - 7:54pm

I tried this under 7.0.1 on my IIsi and 6.0.8 but it would crash and reboot my system under every scenario. Oh well.

wazeem's picture
by wazeem - 2011, November 22 - 11:47am

I think if you like this game then you should consider a job with PCB design!

someonebitmaleg's picture
by someonebitmaleg - 2011, April 12 - 4:25am

It was a good little game. I remember it well. It's able to generate every new maze from a random seed. This ensures that the game is different every time.

someperson's picture
by someperson - 2010, August 2 - 7:42am

Works in SSW 7.0 on my SE.

Edit: Replaced 'xxx 7' with 'SSW 7' - IIGS User

watchsmart's picture
by watchsmart - 2009, September 28 - 10:37am
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longlivemacs:

Probably not. As far as my investigations can show, this one is System 6 only. Not surprising, since it was published 25 years ago!!

longlivemacs's picture
by longlivemacs - 2009, September 21 - 9:45am

can this run on any later systems?? Smile

j_damage•69's picture
by j_damage•69 - 2009, July 10 - 11:19am

ohhh I remember this one

BrownyTCat's picture
by BrownyTCat (not verified) - 2009, May 14 - 12:14am

Good, because SSW 7 lags on my Mac SE!

Edit: Replaced 'xxx 7' with 'SSW 7' - IIGS User

watchsmart's picture
by watchsmart - 2009, April 21 - 4:19pm

Stick to Mini vMac with System 6 to run this one. Locks up in Basilisk II.