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Mechanical Anarchy

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Mechanical_Anarchy.sit (225.61 KB)
MD5: 402a7283ab3a0db327c83248bfab2466
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver,

Mechanical Anarchy is a simple Mac adventure-RPG set in a dystopian future. You play as a robot in search of its maker, wandering through forests full of thieves, angry elves, and gyrating blobs looking to kill you at every turn.

You will find dwellings where residents will help you out with items, heal your wounds, or test your fighting skills. There's a lot of different locations (over 125 different game screens, according to the Read Me file), secret areas, a castle, and other things that I haven't been able to access yet because of the rather sharp difficulty curve. Because the enemies tend to get harder as you level up, and you can't exactly avoid battles nor run from them, it's a bit of a race against time to find the weapons and armor you need to fight the harder enemies at the higher experience levels. This is a flaw, but it does keep things challenging, and you always regenerate back at your start point when you die without penalty.

The game is pretty weird. Expect to wield sewing needles and rose bushes as weapons, and use whatever gunk you find in a random toilet as body armor. Improvise. Collect as much junk as you find. You never know when you might use it.

Mechanical Anarchy is a cute little Mac classic. It's dated and the graphics are simplistic, but it also has a mysterious factor that keeps things interesting. I've tested it on OS 9 under SheepShaver and it runs great, even in regular color (the game insists you change to black and white for speed, but I didn't notice any difference - running it on an actual older computer might be a different story).

Architecture: 68k PPC

Probably works on most or all emulators - only tested on SheepShaver.