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Old Jul 20th, 2004, 07:21 AM   #1
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Basically I'm trying to find some good games to be played on my powerbook while commuting or whenever I need time to kill. My definition of a good laptop game would be the following:

- isn't CPU intensive (playing on battery power)
- touchpad and laptop friendly (no 1st persons)
- addictive

I'm looking along the lines of an early OSX game and I don't have OS9 to run in classic mode. I've just switched a couple months ago so I don't really know what early mac games were.

I've also tried console emulators but that eats up CPU and doesn't feel right playing Sonic on a keyboard.

So any good suggestions boys and girls?
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Old Jul 20th, 2004, 08:10 AM   #2
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Civilization II or III. 'nuff said.
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Old Jul 20th, 2004, 08:28 AM   #3
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Tomb Raider III, Duk Nukem
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Old Jul 20th, 2004, 08:38 AM   #4
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If you liked the old Atari games from the 80's, Macplay
has come out with the Activision Anthology remix edition with
75 games on one CD.

It's an acquired taste though, The games are in 2d.

http://www.apple.com/games/articles/2004/01/anthology/

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Old Jul 20th, 2004, 09:16 AM   #5
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Definitely enjoyed Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (would that be #3??)
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If you like strategic wargames, Europa Universalis II and Hearts of Iron are two good picks. They're also cheap.
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Old Jul 20th, 2004, 09:56 AM   #7
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I'll second the vote for Civ III...Age of Empires runs fine as well.

Of course nothing comes close to good ol' Nethack
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Old Jul 20th, 2004, 10:13 AM   #8
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My vote is for Age of Empires II. Just do a standard game in Regecide mode against 1 or 2 enemies. Shouldn't take much more than 30-40min to wipe them out. If you need more time to kill then raise the difficulty and set the landscape to islands.
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Old Jul 20th, 2004, 12:51 PM   #9
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RTS on a touchpad? really? don't think i could hack that...

early Final Fantasies on SNES9X are a staple -- the control doesn't feel as weird as on an "action" game.
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If you like turn-based strategy games, Battle for Wesnoth is a good freeware game. Good for killing time, plus it being turn-based means that it's easy to stop and go.
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