Guide to Shareware, Part 2
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games.macnn.com has posted a second installment of their Slacker's Guide to Shareware Gaming, which mentions four more noteworthy shareware titles worth checking out. These titles have the advantage not only of low cost, but of low system requirements, making them enjoyable to play even on low-end Mac systems. Here is "the slacker's" thoughts on one of our personal favorites:
One of the slacker's favorite new toys, this came across my desk a few weeks ago as an unexpected surprise and I haven't been able to put it down since. Another Tetris variant, Burning Monkey Puzzle Lab uses multi-colored shapes that have to be dropped down the screen, players grouping like colors together in order to clear space in the game board. Excellently designed with beautiful graphics and terrific audio, Burning Monkey Puzzle Lab allows you to choose colorful characters and play a variety of game combinations.We do feel compelled to note that the first game mentioned in this article is not actually a shareware title; the legal status of using a ROM image for MacMAME when you do not actually own the game in question is debatable, and many feel this is a violation of the author's original copyright. MacMAME is also a totally non-profit project. Peruse the rest of the article for more shareware gems worth checking out.
Slacker's Guide to Shareware Gaming Part 2
Burning Monkey Puzzle Lab is impressive thanks to its technical excellence and sense of humor. The program allows players to go solo or compete against computer or human opponents, even offering a Zen mode in which players must match the computer's suggested movements while listening to meditation music, highlighted by soft, relaxing colors. All this is pulled off with a sense of somewhat self-deprecating humor; Freeverse Software takes itself with a grain of salt.
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