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Matchbox: Cross Town Heroes

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (203.68 MB)
MD5: 70516b45513bd95c7c0ebaef774deb29
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
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Edutainment title for ages 5 and up based on the Matchbox toy line from Mattel. The download is a Hybrid ISO Image created using ImgBurn on Windows 7. Works great on a G5 iMac running Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard.

Architecture: PPC (Carbonized) x86 (Windows)

For Mac: PowerPC G3, Mac OS 9.0 up to Mac OS X 10.5.8 with 64 MB of RAM.
For PC: Pentium MMX, Windows 95 or later with DirectX 8.0a or higher and 32 MB of RAM.
Common: 8X CD-ROM drive, 4 MB of video memory capable of displaying a screen resolution of 640x480, Mouse.


24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2018, October 3 - 10:15pm

The game seems to work in SheepShaver, the CD image has to be mounted with Virtual CD Imager to run the game.

Game Controls

-Turn Vehicle Clockwise: Right Arrow or Move Mouse Right
-Turn Vehicle Counter-clockwise: Left Arrow or Move Mouse Left
-Move Forward/Stop: Spacebar
-Use Water/Light/Laughing Gas Canisters: Command (Apple) key or Mouse Button
-Siren On/Off: CTRL
-Pause Game: ESC

Mouse Controls
The mouse can also be used to move the vehicles throughout the environments. Move the mouse right to turn the vehicle clockwise, move the mouse left to turn the vehicle counter-clockwise. Click the right or left mouse button to use the respective vehicle's Water/Light/Laughing Gas Canisters.

Note: When using the mouse, you must use the keyboard controls to start and stop the vehicle, turn the siren on/off and pause the game.

Katie Cadet's picture
by Katie Cadet - 2018, October 3 - 5:25pm

I found this at a thrift store, and I hope it would be OK to preserve it here since THQ and ImaginEngine are both closed down in 2012-2013. I would appreciate it if you can do some additional testing using SheepShaver! Let me know when the test is done with your results! Thanks!