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Germs is a game that combines quick thinking with even quicker reflexes as players manipulate scads of colorful, killer pathogens in order to neutralize a biological threat and save humanity.

The gameplay is quite simple, relying at its core on the "pick pieces up and place them on the gameboard" model used in several games such as MacPipes.In Germs, the player picks up germ sprites from a "culture dish" and arranges them on the gameboard in patterns of the same color to make them disappear.

Germs' main features are:

  • Gorgeous artwork in thousands of colors
  • Six different animated germs-some cute, some nasty, more...

What's New

Version 2.0.1:
  • New In-App Store.
  • Improved Magic Mouse support.
  • A few minor bug fixes and code improvements.
  • Updated Help.


Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Corpsecorps Member IconComment+761

The registration may be fixed for Leopard, but other items need some adjustment.

If you pick full screen, it reduces the resolution to a very small size, so when you quit, every other window you had open has been crunched down to 640x480!

I keep Mail, Photoshop, and a Browser open most of the time and at specific window sizes and layouts. Don't much appreciate them being smashed.

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Version 1.3

That seems to be the default behavior for many games. I haven't figured out a way around it other than to quit the apps beforehand. But perhaps using Leopard's multiple Spaces option would prevent it?


I'm using spaces. Windows in all of them get crushed. There is a little gizmo called "SwitchRes" i used to use long ago, but i've got so many little things installed i haven't wanted to reinstall it.

I stopped using it when many apps began doing something properly so windows didn't get smashed.

Anonymous Member IconReview

Very cool. Nice graphics, good sound. The germs are very cute actually -- you almost feel bad for getting rid of them :) The demo itself has a fair amount of play (the expert mode is much more interesting), but you'll definitely have to register if you want to get some real time-wasting out of this one.

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Version 1.2.4
Anonymous Member IconReview

1.1.1 still doesn't fix the problem of the app quitting shortly after launch, so my previous advice still holds: avoid this dog and stick with version 1.0.

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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous Member Icon

Please report this bug to me (the developer) and give me a chance to fix it. In particular, a detailed crash log would be extremely useful.
Thank you very much.

Anonymous Member IconReview

Better stick with version 1.0: this version "unexpectedly quits" immediately upon launch.

(400 MHz G3; OS 10.1.5)

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

Very addictive, cunning challenge!
It worst an ambrosiaSW old-style puzzle.
let's paly it at expert level, the only valuable one [you'll get in trouble by the third-fouth stage]

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Version 1.0
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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 15,531
Version Downloads 206
Type Games / Puzzle
License Shareware
Date 26 Mar 2012
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $9.95
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