3 Fun Classic Macintosh Games That Run Well In Basilisk II on the PSVita – The Mac Was Actually Good For Gaming Once!


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11 Responses

  1. Leires says:

    sim city 2000 was such a fun game for what it was

  2. tangra87 says:

    someone shoul do a port of Heroes of might and magic 3 for the PSVITA 🙂 It will be awaysome to be able to play this game on the go 🙂

  3. Nick15 says:

    Couple things: I was a huge Mac Addict back in the day, and so 68k-PPCG3 Mac gaming is my jam. It’s been frustrating trying to get Basilisk II working on my Vita, however; for some reason I can’t get the ROM and disk files working properly.

    That said, the Classic Mac has some awesome games going for it, and these three are just the tip of the iceberg. Other great games include:

    >> THREE IN 3
    An awesome puzzle game which has a lot of word play, number twists, memorization, and trial and error puzzles, which makes for a great time killer. Apparently it was ported to Windows, but I don’t know anything about that.

    Before Halo, there was Marathon… Bungie’s amazing FPS which showed that Macs could do “Doom” better than Windows.

    >> EXILE 1-3
    The Exile series is a great RPG by Spiderweb Software which follows the journey of a group of humans who have been exiled underground by the EVIL Empire. The final game was my favorite, as it followed the Exiled on their journey back to the surface, only to find that some horrible stuff is happening there to keep them from finishing the journey. This game series is totally worth a try!

    >> JARED
    Just get Jared. (Unrelated to any prior representative of Subway)

    This is just a few off the top of my head, but you can pretty much get them all at the Macintosh Garden, located at http://www.MacintoshGarden.org . There are other utilities there as well, so it’s worth checking out if you want to expand your Mac.

    Hope this helps!

  4. Jgr9 says:

    SimTower? 😛

  5. Smoker1 says:

    Thing is, kind of hard to find MAC Games from back then 🙁
    Also Pong Kombat 3 (Mortal Kombat+Pong in 1). Only thing is, it is a DEMO, requiring a Kombat Kode of sorts to Unlock it.

  6. Dantemx01 says:


  7. DarkHao says:

    I know i know. .wrong time.. wrong place… but.. just imagine..
    kairosoft games on vita

  8. Captn Hecktor says:

    All the Ambrosia SW games. Escape Velocity should run too.

  9. DarkDante says:

    Can anyone help me get this going? I’ve got Basilisk installed on my vita, and have found the rom and OS files so that I can successfully load to the Mac desktop. I have Simcity 2000 in .sit format in my disks folder (I’ve also tried cdrom, and files folders), I use ‘Select’ to mount either floppy or cdrom, but nothing happens. Do I need a different file format? I also tried a .dmg image file, but putting that in the cdrom folder makes it appear as an audio cd on desktop. I do need to add something to the config file to get it to mount? any help would be really appreaciated!

  10. fak3 says:

    don’t need to pirate mac games. most of them are abandonware and could be easily downloaded from Macintoshgarden.org 😉