These bubble shooter games will never replace the classic Snood, but at least this one has a festive Christmas theme. And the game promises unlimited levels, making it a rarity in the Mac App Store — a 100-per-cent free game that’s actually worth playing.
Amoebas drop in colour-combination pairs. Guide them so you get four of a colour at the bottom to make them disappear. A lot like Puyo Pop from Sega.
3D clone of the popular laser-racing game Tron with a customizable playing arena.
Use a bullfrog to clear your yard of pests before time runs out. Beautiful graphics.
Race your vehicle against the computer in a bid to make it to the next level.
Guide your omster as it dashes around to dodge or absorb donuts. Collect power-ups and watch out for especially formidable donuts. Simple controls, addictive gameplay and cute graphics.
Blocks drop through water into a big shallow vat. When the timer goes to zero, you’re allowed to click on a block to make it disappear along with matching blocks that touch it. If the pile gets too big and blocks start falling out, you lose lives.
Slide on your penguin belly as fast as you can, picking up as many herrings along the way as possible before hitting the finish line.
Inspired by the movie TRON, you steer a futuristic bike through a rectangular arena, leaving a trail behind, which you hope to force other players to drive into.
Use your mouse to make Ollie the worm jump from platform to platform to the finish line, all the while avoiding falls and enemies. Terrific side-scrolling cartoon fun.
Tetris and Same Game combine in this game that’s been around for years as a Web-based Flash game. You have to be quick, but otherwise it’s mindless time-killer. Download from the Mac App Store
Clear the grid by placing same-colour tokens in lines of five. Similar to Bee Cells 3D.
Roll a marble through some tricky levels without falling off the edge. Jump with the spacebar and ram your way through obstacles. Kinda retro, but still fun. At the Mac App Store.
Choose a song from your collection and let the game analyze it. Then race along a colourful track, picking up beats — and points — from the song as you go. But watch out for dead beats.
Help Platdude jump between moving platforms, grab balls and throw them at bad guys. Object: fill in the white floors.
Swoop through the night skies of Montreal to attack a flock of pigeons — but watch out for lampposts. The movie trailer is a real hoot.
It’s non-stop jumping — being careful not to hurt your head — as you make your way through funky levels to your destinations.
Multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator lets you enjoy favourite games from the 1980s on your Mac such as Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Missile Command and Pac-Man. Download ROMs needed to play the games from AtariAge.
This is a MacOSX port of Super Foul Egg, itself a clone of Puyo Puyo released for the Commodore Amiga in 1995. It is a re-write of Really Bad Eggs, a port of Super Foul Egg to the Nintendo DS.
It’s just like Super Mario, but with SuperTux, you get Tux the Linux penguin.
Race against friends or the computer in a variety of racetracks reminiscent of Mario Kart.
Take your swarm of bees through a maze, collecting gems along the way. Control swarm formations to get the job done faster. Speed is of the essence.
The description alone should be enough to entice you: “Speed! More speed! Speeding ship sailing through barrage!” This vertical shooter has you driving forward through a tube with plenty of enemies along the way. It’s similar to the arcade game Tempest. And yes, there is an abundance of speed.
Physics play an important role in this 2D motocross platform game. You’ll be pushed to the limit in an effort to control your bike as challenges become increasingly difficult.