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Mac Landing

Your rating: None Average: 3.8 (12 votes)
Year released:
Download Mac_Landing.SIT (20.51 KB)
For System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
This game works with: Mini vMac

A clone of the arcade classic Defender. Patrol a landscape blasting aliens before they can abduct humans.

Architecture: 68k

Not compatible with SSW 7.


by CalTheOnly - 2014, August 22 - 3:00am

The Key Game! At least that's what I called it. I seem to remember skimming across the bottom of the screen at top speed an awful lot.

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by themacmeister - 2010, March 1 - 7:48am

This is about the 3rd game I ever played on Mac - after Mouse Stampede and Dark Castle.

An out&out arcade classic, in a very playable port... top marks!

It would not surprise me if Avadis went on to work for Apple. I understand James Thomson worked on OSX (specifically with the Dock?) as well as creating (and still working on) DragThing -

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by bertyboy - 2010, February 28 - 6:22pm

Can we sue him ? A class-action suit for all the broken spacebars on Mac Pluses caused by this game ??

by jren57 - 2010, February 28 - 4:29pm

"Is this the same Avadis Tevanian who has worked for Apple on Mac OS X?"

According to Wikipeadia, Yes!

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by Euryale - 2009, November 16 - 8:06pm

Defender stole the graphics of one of my favorite games!... Lunar Lander!

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by Carl - 2009, November 16 - 12:51pm

I couldn't open the included docs file. In case anyone else has the same problem, here are the controls (found them on another website):

Tab and Shift = Up and down
Return = Fire
Command = Change direction
Backspace = Smart bomb
Space = Pause
Alt = Hyperspace

by The Inner Jamie - 2009, October 9 - 12:14am

Is this the same Avadis Tevanian who has worked for Apple on Mac OS X?