Grid Wars 2PC and Mac FREEWARE
Okay now where did I see this game before? Geometry Wars
! The game that is inspired by Robotron
clone with an Asteroids
Vector theme! I was envious that XBox and Wii owners got to play this game. Now I can play it on the PC and Mac.
I have an older iMac CRT, so at first I could not get the game to work. Looked into the Config.txt
file and the resolution was high and not supported by my vintage iMac. Try 1920×1200 if you have a decent computer.
An east Text Edit of the screen setting:
A great Twin Stick game, works well with the Keyboard, Mouse or a Gamepad. I set four fire buttons to the same layout as the arrow keys on a keyboard. Shoot one direction while moving in another.
Also tried a Mouse which offers some unique gameplay. Holding the mouse button will keep the guns aimed in the direction you are traveling. But letting go of the button keeps the volley of bullets in the last aimed direction. Nice to do a sweep while the gunfire is shooting off to the side. The mouse also has an instantaneous move, can really zip around the enemies. Da link, check the Home Page there for some other great reviews.
This game is running windowed on a 500MHz Mac, can go full screen too.
In a touch of nostalgia, the Asteroids game is on an Asteroids Control Panel desktop.