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Deimos Rising

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (32.70 KB)
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
DeimosRising.sit (33.94 MB)
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
This game works with: SheepShaver,

Deimos Rising is a computer game by Ambrosia Software, similar to many top-scrolling arcade shooters. The sequel to Mars Rising, it is available on Apple Macintosh and Windows platforms. It is similar to the scrolling arcade shooter, Xevious. The player commands a fighter-bomber airplane known as a VacFighter through twelve progressively more difficult levels. Some of the levels are named after ancient locations or battles, such as Thermopylae or Carthage.

The game builds on its predecessor by using greater colour depth (16 bit colour, rather than 8 bit as in Mars Rising), alpha transparency, motion blur, improved artwork and a wider range of enemies and weapons.

  — Wikipedia

Architecture: PPC PPC (Carbonized)

G3 or better, Mac OS 8.6 to Mac OS X 10.6. Not compatible with Mac OS X 10.7.
note: this is a PowerPC app so it must be running under Rosetta in OS X 10.6 and 10.5 on Intel Macs.


MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2019, March 29 - 11:43pm

Hello Mikec. I'm afraid the Ambrosia site is still very much alive and still selling those old games.

We have tested their license reactivation/renewing system as still working (as of: 2019/03/29).

While those games are still available for sale or activation from their site, we won't be hosting their full games or making available, serials for them. Thanks for your interest.

Mikec's picture
by Mikec - 2019, March 28 - 12:53pm

Hi, I used to play Deimos Rising when I was a kid and I would love to play it again. However I don't have the serial number anymore. Ambrosia website is down and I couldn't find anywhere else where I could buy a license. Is there any way to obtain a licence or a full version of the game today?

Bugman's picture
by Bugman - 2019, February 16 - 7:48pm

@MikeTomTom - The links are dead: Ambrosia's closed, and their website is gone. [edit] Ah, looks like it's a browser-dependent thing. It certainly hasn't been updated in a very long time, and their automated key-retrieval system doesn't seem to be working, either.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2019, February 16 - 8:29am


As far as I'm aware, we still cannot host the full games or serials for Deimos Rising and Mars Rising yet, because of these page links.

Bugman's picture
by Bugman - 2019, February 16 - 6:33am

This and Mars Rising (hey, any chance on getting that up here?) were REALLY good. It's such a shame Ambrosia's gone now.

SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2019, February 3 - 11:48am

With this modification I added (dL #1) the unregistered and registered game can see demo play for eleven of its twelve total levels.

Harrymatic's picture
by Harrymatic - 2010, March 29 - 5:32pm

Sorry - my bad. I didnt check the publisher's site. I've taken down the download link.

amatecha's picture
by amatecha - 2010, March 23 - 12:00am

Not abandonware at all. Be careful about posting titles like this because the publisher will come down on the site if people are posting still-for-sale material. In fact, the owner of Ambrosia Software has seen this site because I specifically linked him to it to show him an old project he was credited on.

By the way - if the disk image posted is simply the same file as provided on the publisher's website, then I suppose that is not a problem. Smile

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, March 22 - 9:10pm

I don't think download is OK, but buylink (which I added) should be OK:

You can still buy the game.
About Mac OS / Mac OS X compatibility. The developer tells: Mac OS 8.6 or newer, including Mac OS X.