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Short Circuit

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short-circuit-13.hqx (593.32 KB)
MD5: 7c4be4d23d0afcb0b4b1c6d47b7384d0
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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short-circuit-123.hqx (702.90 KB)
MD5: a4e843a954f87b696261841e507afa2b
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Short_Circuit_v1.2.2.sit (473.08 KB)
MD5: e30696a177557e5eb5a6dd2359076dfa
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Short_Circuit_v1.01.sit (353.21 KB)
MD5: 3a4587342bf1fba6f7d9c0c346715693
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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ShortCircuit1.0.sit_.sit (390.43 KB)
MD5: e7b543666dfb263316f8fbb831eed0ac
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Short Circuit is a tile matching strategy puzzler. Clear the board of tiles within the time limit across 33 levels within 8 different worlds. Within each world, the tiles will behave differently.

To remove tiles, there must be an unobstructed path between them, described as a 'circuit'. The circuits may only contain two 90° angles so you must plan ahead to make sure that matching tiles are not left cut off or blocked from each other.

If you muck up or get stuck, there are several 'gadgets' that can help, these however are limited in use.

This title has been tested in Basilisk II using Mac OS 7 and 8, and can be confirmed to be compatible.

From Dev:

"Short Circuit is an action-puzzle Shareware game for the Mac. The object of the game is to get through 8 worlds, each with a different property, and clear all the tiles within the alloted time. The catch: tiles can only be cleared if they have a circuit."

To Register, you need to hold Command (Apple) and Option (Alt) then press R during a game (this also applies to version 1.3).

Reg Code for v1.2.3 (may also work on others)
Name: MoonDark
Code: RECB

Architecture: 68k

Minimum requirements:

• Mac OS 7
• A 68030 processor
• A 640x400 resolution
• 256 colors or 16-shade greyscale
• 2 MB of RAM
• Sound Manager 3


Temporary Joe's picture
by Temporary Joe - 2020, January 20 - 1:34am

The registration code doesn't seem to work (and was hard enough even getting the registration screen to open).

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2010, January 18 - 6:21pm

Press Option-R during the game to register...but I can't find a working serial number.

psients's picture
by psients - 2010, January 10 - 6:15am

Excellent game that anyone can learn and stretch their mind. It was a big hit at a birthday party a long time ago. Thank you to the original author.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2009, December 20 - 1:57am

This is one of the most fiendish puzzles on the Mac, and will certainly give your mouse a workout.

Although you will almost certainly make it to the the last world, and maybe even one of the final two levels - you will probably only "finish" the game one in 20 attempts. A great deal of fun.