This just in, thereis a Candy Crisis in Mac OS X, brought to you by John Stiles. Mr. Stiles has updated Candy Crisis to version 1.1, and the new version includes support for Mac OS X, among other things. Candy Crisis is an "action and puzzle" game, that used to be called Skittles until a certain candy company got tense about it. From John Stiles:
Candy Crisis is an exciting combination of pure action and puzzle gaming. The game engine features unparalleled graphics for a puzzle game, with realistic special effects like particle effects, dynamic shadows and lighting, transparency, and even reflective candy. The game itself features twelve unique stages, complete with its own character and individual technique. These dynamic computer opponents can react to your style of gameplay and quickly learn to adjust their tactics to match yours. Also, you can pair off against a friend, and even specify a handicap so that both players are evenly matched. And if you donit want to play against an opponent, Solitaire Crisis mode allows you to practice without having to compete against an opponent. A tutorial is included with the game as well, so even puzzle novices can become Candy Crisis champions in no time.
New in version 1.1:
- The game has been Carbonized for Mac OS X. This update requires a minimum of Mac OS 8.6 and CarbonLib 1.3 or later; if your system is older, you should definitely continue to use Candy Crisis 1.0. On Mac OS X, version 10.0.3 or later is required; earlier versions will not work properly due to bugs in the OS.
- Candy Crisis has a new system for music playback, "libmikmod." This change was necessary because the previous music library, ZSS, has not been Carbonized for Mac OS X, and the author can no longer be reached. You may notice that the music sounds slightly different now. Also, if you remove the "libmikmod" file from the Candy Crisis folder, the game will no longer be able to start up. libmikmod is open-source software, covered by the GNU Lesser General Public License; see "MikMod License Info" for details. (Special thanks to Ian Ollmann for his contributions to libmikmod.)
- On some systems running Mac OS X 10.0.3 or 10.0.4, the cursor may display a few garbage pixels in it. This bug appears to be resolved in Mac OS X 10.1.
- If you choose "Register by Mail" on the registration screen or open the included "Register" application, Mac OS X will launch it via Classic mode. Sorry, but this component was developed by Kagi and has not been Carbonized for Mac OS X yet.
You can find more information on Candy Crisis at the gameis Web site. The game is priced at US$25 as shareware. The update is free to registered owners.