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MD5: 74e44d33fd18bcef111339d1987db85f
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
This game works with: Basilisk II, Mini vMac

"A non-violent first-person shooter: capture the flags and shoot the other team with paintballs. The battleground is a multi-floor building with elevators.

Praised for its tricky-to-master but effective control system. Criticized for not being networkable, despite being ideally suited to it.

Mac-only. Runs in color on a Mac II.

Often mistakenly referred to as Splatters." --Macintosh Garden Wanted List
"SPLAT'ERS is both an action game and a strategy game. Your goal is to search an underground structure for flags and return them to the top. It pits you against life-like opponents who are pursuing the same mission. Quick reflexes is one important strategy, but you'll also need stealth and planning to be successful. Action is experienced 'first person' as you explore each floor in 3D. You are armed with a semi-automatic, compressed air pistol that shoots balls of paint. Your opponents are armed likewise. SPLAT'ERS can be customized to suit a particular playing style. SPLAT'ERS is like no other. Runs in 16 colors on color Macs only, Mac OS 7 okay. $69.95" --Bullseye Gazette Volume 6, #2

This is version 1.05 from the "Simulator CD Pack" released in 1994. Any documentation must have been on paper, unfortunately; there are no instructions on the disc. Some information has been found included with other Bullseye Software, and is here as the "manual" download.

Read more about this developer's passing.

Architecture: 68k

Runs in monochrome or 16 colors.


soudesune's picture
by soudesune - 2015, November 4 - 2:17pm

Review from contemporary magazine (MacFormat — August 1994) added.

amatecha's picture
by amatecha - 2011, May 17 - 9:02am

Wow this actually kind of reminds me of Ambrosia's "Avara" Smile

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2011, May 16 - 2:04pm

Thanks for the screenshots Protocol 7; I cropped them so that the game shows up a little better on the page.

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2011, May 15 - 2:44pm

I've added a couple of shots of it running in colour on my LC III (Mac OS 7.1).

Edit: Replaced 'xxx 7' with 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User

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by MCP - 2011, May 15 - 2:06pm

Uninteresting tidbit: this game apparently had a couple of subtitles: "3D Action Simulation" as pictured on the artwork above, and "Paint Ball Simulator" on its logo printed very tiny on the Simulator CD Pack CD.

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by MCP - 2011, May 9 - 3:14am

This worked on my PB 540c in 16 colors, but I couldn't get a screenshot for some reason. Hopefully some nice person with an emulator can provide one, and check for compatibility with other emulators and later OS versions...