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Stupid Invaders

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Stupid_Invaders_1.toast_.sit (471.83 MB)
MD5: 7d808c68f68047085b78dbbda981caeb
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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Stupid_Invaders_2.toast_.sit (463.81 MB)
MD5: afcbc23a08d5c81abcdb145c53af4def
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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Stupid_Invaders_3.toast_.sit (463.35 MB)
MD5: 5cdb1618c26da0f3f030bd9a36a6b43d
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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Stupid_Invaders_4.toast_.sit (444.26 MB)
MD5: b5dd0ce59324033f619ff2508d47c7e4
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
Emulation
This game works with: SheepShaver,

A fantastic cartoon adventure, rich in visual puzzles. Five aliens crashland on Earth, and hide out in an abandoned house while they repair their spaceship. In the meantime, Dr Sakarin, an evil alien-collecting scientist has found out about them, and sends out his evil henchman Bolok to capture them. You play as each of the five aliens, and must help them escape.

Most Mac game sites have never heard of it (for Mac anyway), some say the Mac version was canned before release. The rest only have preview details.

These are technically hybrid Mac/PC disc images, but the PC partition contains no Win executable. So these disc images are for Macintosh only.

The installer gives the option of installing English, French, German or Italian versions.

From the great JustAdventure site (preview of PC version):

In the pure adventure category, there's Stupid Invaders, the riotously funny 3D cartoon game from Xilam. This looked to me like the game U.F.O.s could have been but wasn't. The comic misadventures of a group of intellectually challenged aliens, this stunningly animated game just oozed fun from every corner of the screen. It was so irresistible things almost got ugly in front of the demo monitor, as we began body-blocking each other to jockey for a better viewing position.

Full of movie references, cartoon slapstick, toilet humor (literally!), and wall-to-wall incredible design, this is a game I'm counting the days for.

From Inside Mac Games (another preview):

Gaming industry pundits always seem eager to declare the adventure game genre dying or already dead, but ironically it seems that this tradition area of gaming is producing more titles than ever. While the name of Stupid Invaders by UbiSoft may make the game seem a tough sell, the charming graphics and somewhat ripe humor of this upcoming title won the heart of EuroGamer.

In the tradition of the LucasArts adventures such as Sam & Max, Stupid Invaders is an animated 2D adventure with a large cast of characters and over 2,000 lines of spoken dialog. The previewer seemed pretty taken with the title, and compared it (among other references) to American cartoon show Ren and Stimpy in humor and colorful look. Here is an excerpt:

But lets back track a little. What the heck is Stupid Invaders? Obviously it’s a point-and-click adventure game, but this is no ordinary adventure title. It involves the plight of four aliens whose spaceship has crash-landed on Earth. Sadly for them their options for escape are narrowed significantly when three of them are kidnapped, leaving just our hero, an orange alien who looks rather like a disproportionate jellybean.

Also rather unfortunately for them (and as the game’s name infers), they’re a teensy bit dim. Apparently the application process for space travel isn’t quite as rigorous elsewhere in the universe as it is here. Ho-hum. Because our friend is somewhat daunted by his surroundings (and of course the wrong side of smart) your guidance is very useful, and by making use of the objects and creatures around you, you must rescue your crew and flee the planet back to safety, avoiding the many bounty hunters on your trail as you do.

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC

System requirements:
Macintosh G3 300 MHz, 64 MB of RAM, 24x CD ROM drive,
a 500 MB hard drive capacity, Mac OS 8.5.1 up to 9.2.2, compatible to Classic Environment, runs fine in SheepShaver.

Comments

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2016, September 25 - 7:10am

The CDs I got seems to contain Mac OS Standard format only (internal server).

pvar's picture
by pvar - 2013, July 1 - 8:17pm

I had this for the Dreamcast and it is GREAT! Make sure to let your self die at every possible opportunity as the death animations are some of the best part. A really underrated game.

unixphreak's picture
by unixphreak - 2010, May 5 - 7:52am

I dont' own either the Mac or PC version, but I have the Dreamcast version Wink

SwedeBear's picture
by SwedeBear - 2010, April 25 - 4:12pm

To anyone owning the PC-version: only the first CD differs between Mac and PC versions. To those who don´t have it at all: get it now! Wink

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, April 18 - 6:18pm

Wow, thanks. Mine is a (copy of a) review copy, so I don't have any other info.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, April 18 - 5:52pm

I also own this game, I added the System requirements right given on the box. Smile