Freeverse Software is now shipping Active Lancer for Mac gamers. Active Lancer is a vertical scrolling shooter designed with arcade style. The game features network play and support for 1 or 2 players. According to Freeverse Software:
Freeverse Software announced today that it had begun retail shipments of Active Lancer, its vertical-scrolling shooter developed by Anson Tsai. The game features fifteen levels of vertical scrolling action, a variety of pilots and weapon types, and two-player simultaneous local or LAN play.
Set in a time when Earth had befriended a number of extraterrestrial civilizations, and developed the fledgling Utopian Space Order (USO), Active Lancer pits one or two players against the Cherae Ansebash, rulers of the Engaff system, who are determined to conquer the universe, one planet at a time.
Active Lancer is a vertical ship shooting game that takes inspiration from classics such as Super R-Type, Gradius, and Xevious. Players must maneuver the USOis ultimate personal strike weapon, the AK-71V3 Lancer, an ultralight, form-fitting, flying mechanical exoskeletion with five devastating weapons systems to defeat the conquering Cherae Ansebash hordes.
You can find more information about Active Lancer at the Freeverse Software Web site. Active Lancer is available for US$19.95.