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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (9.09 MB)
MD5: 022f313a8e9867deedf9dd3407c63f9f
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Spectre_World_Editor_2.1.sit (74.55 KB)
MD5: 6b5639eca9e21ecde3e80f8a2040d61c
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Capture the flags and destroy the other tanks in a polygonal 3D world. Similar to the Battlezone vector arcade game in style and gameplay, but with new elements from deathmatch/CTF-style games. This first Spectre game was exclusively for Macintosh, though some later iterations for other machines were also simply called "Spectre."

1st download is the game.
2nd download is the World Editor by John Lindal, that lets you edit the world grid and colors.

Read more at Wikipedia.

See the sequels: Spectre Supreme and Spectre VR.

There is now an iPhone version of Spectre.

Architecture: 68k

Mac Plus or later, System 6.0.3 or later, b/w or 16 or 256 colors.


Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2019, May 18 - 12:50am

Holy sh!t. I saw this game when I was 3 or so, then never again. And I haven't thought of it since. Almost three decades later, I see the game screenshot. Epiphany ensues.

Probably the first 3D game (or 3D anything) I have ever seen in my life.

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2019, January 31 - 12:30pm

Recently had the joy of playing this one over AppleTalk with Knezzen, who ran it on a SE/30 and me on a PowerBook 5xx. Worked really well and is a fun game still, though every player more adds to the experience. (really a game for an old fashioned LAN gaming meet-up)

Anyway, added a world editor to this page that allows to customize the game world grid.

m68k's picture
by m68k - 2018, August 18 - 3:37pm

A super, super, super game. Reminds me of the old Arcade wireframe tank game Wink

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2012, August 27 - 7:40pm

We have friggin grenades ?

Did you read page 20 of the manual ?

Available from round 10, press the option key.

Minimum91's picture
by Minimum91 - 2012, August 27 - 4:00pm

Can anybody tell how to use the friggin' grenades in this game?

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2011, October 16 - 2:28am

I've updated the archive to include the beta version (in a disk image) and some other variations I found, and added some accurate screenshots. Pics of the game's packaging are in the archive.

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2011, October 11 - 2:48am

I've added a beta version that I found on a recent conquest. The title screen text is different and there's no filled/vector option button (you can only play vector). Also there's no mention of Velocity in this beta, just Peninsula Gameworks.

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, September 25 - 11:19pm

Got the whole package and disk from eBay, so I've scanned and imaged everything and uploaded all, incorporating the original archive into the new one.