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Tuesday, January 15, 2002
Laser Disc Classics Coming to OS X
9:58 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

MacCentral's Peter Cohen spotted a very interesting development recently with a company called Digital Leisure that has decided to bring a number of classic laser disc games to Mac OS X. Many gamers are familiar with Rick Dyer and Don Bluth for their laser disc arcade classic, Dragon's Lair, which was released for the Mac some years ago. In fact, an updated 3D version of the game is also on its way to the Mac later this year. Digital Leisure have now released the original game, its sequel, and five other classic titles on DVD for those users running OS X 10.1.

The other games now available include Who Shot Johnny Rock, Space Ace, the holographic title Time Traveler, Shadoan, and Mad Dog McCree. Obviously anyone wanting to play these titles will need Mac OS X 10.1 as well as a DVD player.

Here's a clip from Digital Leisure's press release with more info on some of the lesser-known games:

In addition to the titles listed above, Digital Leisure will also feature the world's first holographic video game—Hologram Time Traveler, the Sega arcade classic that debuted in 1991—in a version that plays on Apple computers. Created by legendary game designer Rick Dyer, Hologram Time Traveler will join Dyer's latest game creation Shadoan, a fantasy-based action adventure title in which the hero must journey through a land filled with danger as he seeks to recover the five pieces of a magical amulet in order to defeat the evil wizard Torlock and rescue the beautiful princess Grace Delight.

Video game enthusiasts will have fond memories of timeless American Laser Games, now available for Apple computers: Mad Dog McCree, where players have to be quick on the draw in order to rescue the Mayor and his daughter of the sleepy town you're sworn to protect. Mad Dog McCree features live action video and sound and is enhanced by true Western scenery. Or prowl for clues as a private detective in the classic murder mystery Who Shot Johnny Rock. Mumps, Measles and Lockjaw Lil are among your prime suspects in the case as you navigate through the back streets of Chicago, gaming halls, funeral parlors and unsavory sections of the city. Gather clues to Johnny Rock's safe combination and bring in the killer while taking care of gangsters that get in your way. Watch your back though… or you'll end up a corpse… just like Johnny Rock in this classic gangster who-done-it.

Check out the Digital Leisure web site for more information on the games, and keep an eye out for them to start appearing on store shelves soon.

Digital Leisure Mac Compatibility Press Release
Digital Leisure Report at MacCentral

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