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Mac Landing

Game screenshot
Your rating: None Average: 3.8 (12 votes)
Year released:
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Mac_Landing.SIT (20.51 KB)
MD5: cc92e08339c8054d4397b9fffc2e307d
For System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
This game works with: Mini vMac

A clone of the arcade classic Defender. Patrol a landscape blasting aliens before they can abduct humans.

The same author also turned Missile Command into Mac Missiles, and wrote versions of both games for the Xerox Alto (which are highly praised by both people to have mentioned them on the internet).

Architecture: 68k

Not compatible with SSW 7.


CalTheOnly's picture
by CalTheOnly - 2014, August 22 - 4:00am

The Key Game! At least that's what I called it. I seem to remember skimming across the bottom of the screen at top speed an awful lot.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2010, March 1 - 8:48am

This is about the 3rd game I ever played on Mac - after Mouse Stampede and Dark Castle.

An out&out arcade classic, in a very playable port... top marks!

It would not surprise me if Avadis went on to work for Apple. I understand James Thomson worked on OSX (specifically with the Dock?) as well as creating (and still working on) DragThing -

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, February 28 - 7:22pm

Can we sue him ? A class-action suit for all the broken spacebars on Mac Pluses caused by this game ??

jren57's picture
by jren57 - 2010, February 28 - 5:29pm

"Is this the same Avadis Tevanian who has worked for Apple on Mac OS X?"

According to Wikipeadia, Yes!

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, November 16 - 9:06pm

Defender stole the graphics of one of my favorite games!... Lunar Lander!

Carl's picture
by Carl - 2009, November 16 - 1:51pm

I couldn't open the included docs file. In case anyone else has the same problem, here are the controls (found them on another website):

Tab and Shift = Up and down
Return = Fire
Command = Change direction
Backspace = Smart bomb
Space = Pause
Alt = Hyperspace

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by The Inner Jamie - 2009, October 9 - 1:14am

Is this the same Avadis Tevanian who has worked for Apple on Mac OS X?