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Diamonds 3D

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Diamonds_3D.sit (3.84 MB)
MD5: 2c7f328d88b47251260b76eb3c84a5ee
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Diamonds_3D_CD.toast_.sit (3.99 MB)
MD5: 106e882de011a38fefe0870135c8b084
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

"A 3D Breakout variant. The bricks are in a 'well', and the paddle is a transparent rectangle. (So you can actually see what's going on.) In each level, destroy all the bricks to proceed. Some bricks are colored, and can only be destroyed by a similar-colored ball. Hit color-changing bricks to make this happen. Other bricks are diamond bricks, and can only be destroyed once all the colored bricks have been destroyed. There are also key and lock bricks, which function as one might expect, and magic bricks, which have unusual effects. Finally, the paddle can hold the ball in place, by using energy which is recharged whenever the ball hits the paddle. 50 levels are included, and the game is saved every 5 levels."

Development of this game began in 1994, with Matt Burch (best known for Escape Velocity) putting together a prototype in order to teach himself 3D programming. Initially called 'Z-Ball', he pitched it to various publishers with Varcon Systems snapping it up. It was then retrofitted with new graphics and audio to become the next installment in their 'Diamonds' series.

See also: Diamonds and More Diamonds, Diamonds for Kids

Architecture: 68k PPC

68040 CPU
SSW 7.0
640 x 480 display
256 colours


Venatius's picture
by Venatius - 2012, November 22 - 11:27pm

This was a fun, relaxing, well-designed sort of game. I burned a lot of time on it and its 2D ancestor!

Fortuna Wave's picture
by Fortuna Wave - 2009, November 17 - 4:11am

I've also playing thids game since I've using Power Mac 6100/66 and G4 in 2002.

Anon's picture
by Anon - 2009, April 12 - 6:14pm

I remember playing this game as a kid! Looks just as good today as it did then....