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Astro Chase 3D

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astro_chase_3d.sit (2.77 MB)
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
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AstroChaseManual.pdf
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A Mac-only sequel to First Star's 1982 Atari/C64 game, Astro Chase.

Astro Chase® 3D™ was released in March, 1994, for color Macintosh computers by First Star’s licensee, MacPlay, a division of Interplay Productions, Inc..

Astro Chase 3D is an extremely fast, space-combat action game featuring spectacular photo-realistic 3D graphics simulating travel in true, three dimensional space. Astro Chase 3D contains 40 levels of play, digitized speech and Single Thrust Propulsion™, a proprietary interface which lets the player steer a flying saucer in one direction while simultaneously shooting in his/her choice of the same or any other direction.

At the time I had a IIci with a 20" monitor. The system was greatly underpowered for 3D games and everything had to be played in a little 640×480 window on that huge screen. Even at 640×480 Doom II was choppy and slow. Astro Chase 3D was the only game that not only played at the native 1280×1024 resolution, but played flawlessly fast.

  — Matthew Wilber

Would you believe I actually pulled the game out just for the sake of reviewing it, to warn people about it? But this time, with patience, concerted effort, and repeated visits to the manual, I scrambled over the harsh learning curve and stolid training levels to emerge in the blinding light of a glorious action game. It's truly frantic and fun, with a distinctive control system and one of the best radar systems in any shoot-em-up ever!

  — Bloomer (GameFAQs)

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Architecture: 68k

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by scott Praed - 2016, January 11 - 3:05pm
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Astro Chase 3D works directly in mac os 9.2.2 not in classic environment of mac os x 10.4.11.
The game has problem in classic the the logo stays on screen.

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by Retrowurst - 2010, January 14 - 1:00pm

Loved this game in the 90s... even worked fine on my Mac IIsi Smile

by Les Harris (not verified) - 2009, August 14 - 12:56am

An overlooked mac classic. I remember being floored by its graphics back in the day. Fast-paced, oldschool arcade action with a bit of a 3d twist. Worth a download for sure.