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Battle for the Universe

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Battle_for_the_Universe_1.0.2.sit (1.17 MB)
MD5: 672a809405b977b3f48e73ff2259de77
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Battle_for_the_Universe_1.1.1.sit (1.13 MB)
MD5: e011f54f55329823bb98b223a834d89c
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Battle_for_the_Universe_2.0.sit (1.66 MB)
MD5: 2f571a65d301936655eb3a12303a9c59
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
bftu_2.0.2_classic.sit (1.63 MB)
MD5: 19e7f8303fdc04903ac1101f5a6e2be2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
bftu_x_2.0.2.sit (1.65 MB)
MD5: fb7f5056608908cca1c98ee2b64314d9
This game is still available from its publisher
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Battle for the Universe is a top-down, scrolling screen space shooter that is like a combination of Bolo and Escape Velocity. However, unlike Escape Velocity, you are not a merchant. Your only objective is to annihilate the other players and their bases. BFTU is playable by one person on his/her Mac, and supports multi-player over the internet or with another networked Mac. (adapted from various reviews)

Downloads 1 & 2 are versions 1.0.2 and 1.1.1, both released in 1999, compatible with Mac OS 7 - 9

Download 3 is version 2, released in 2002, carbonised for Mac OS 8 or 9 and Mac OS X

Downloads 4 & 5 are version 2.0.2 for Mac OS 8 or 9 and version 2.0.2 X which is carbonised for Mac OS 8 or 9 and Mac OS X. Both are released in 2004.

These are shareware versions of the game for PPC. The authors are still selling updated versions with the latest being version 2.2.6, a universal binary released in 2018.

GameRanger support: 2.0.1+
GameRanger crossplay: No.

See also: Battle for the Planets

Architecture: PPC PPC (Carbonized)


mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2019, March 4 - 4:54am

The publisher webpage requests payment via kagi which is no longer possible. Since the software is still being updated as recently as 2018, I expect you need to contact the authors/publishers directly if you want to buy it.