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Argonaut 2149 is a game where you can join the lucrative trade of crystal mining! Navigate through deadly asteroid fields, do battle with menacing pirates and greedy scavengers, and gather wealth for the purchase of powerful weapons and power-ups in this arcade style asteroids game. Features include:
  • OpenGL 3D graphics
  • Original Soundtrack
  • Weapons store
  • Fierce Space Combat
  • 100% freeware!

What's New

Version 1.2.1:
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.5
  • Universal Binary
  • Enhanced Graphics
  • New Enemy: the Dread Pirate
  • New Powerup: the Auto Turret
  • Gameplay adjustments

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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giorgosse Member IconComment+0
giorgosse
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Worth to download. Little of 80's Asteroid, Maelstrom, and Pirates concept from Escape Velocity. I played all these games for many hundred or maybe thousand of hours. This is a good game but it needs at least short keys options and a more "reach" story. Its addictive but can not last in time as much us all the others I mention before the way it is now.

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Version 1.2.1
BDobbs Member IconReview+2
BDobbs
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Wow. This game rocks.

It taps into a kind of aesthetic that few other games do well, if their developers try at all.

It has a soul. It's honest and simple.

Makes me think of Asterax a lot.

Highly addictive.

If only there were more power-ups...

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Version 1.2.1
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Anonymous
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This game is a 2-D (with 3D sprites) game that very addictively recreates Asteroids. The other reviews are correct - it is fabulous! With all due respect to Parsec, this is the real "Commercial Quality Freeware". If I had a request to make, it would be to let me remap the keys.

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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I finally played this. Awesome job holmes

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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This game is SUPER addictive, I absolutely love it! It is a great stress-realiver at work, just a play a quick level and boom you are feeling fine! The interface is easy, the concept is sound and the gameplay is challenging and yet still fun. Great work!

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Version 1.1
dhwn Member IconReview+0
dhwn
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This game recalls the golden age of video games (1980s) when gameplay was king. Back then, graphics and sound were primitive, so authors had to focus on developing a great *game*, with responsive and intuitive gameplay rather than dazzling visuals and sounds. The amazing thing about Argonaut is that the author seems to have started out with those basic ideas in mind, but then added great graphics and sound effects as well--the sound effects in particular are excellent, with multiple randomly-selected effects even for the explosions, which in a subtle way reduces repetitiveness while playing. There are many other small touches which add up to an addictive, immersive experience. I also appreciate that the controls are simple, and that the weapon choices are few--far too many mediocre games try to improve themselves by tacking on lots of extras. Argonaut keeps it simple and finds a very effective balance between rich gameplay and simple operation.

In short, this is the best game of this genre that I have played in years.

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Version 1.1
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Anonymous
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Spectacular Free 3D asteroids-like game. Even non-gamers will get addicted to this. This is a beautiful game! Works on 10.3 Jaguar!!

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Version 1.0.2
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Anonymous
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10.3 is Panther ;)
Meooow...

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Anonymous
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Adrenalin, anger, fear. A beautiful game full of strategy, simple and action packed. Fighting in "Asteriod" style with pirates is not unlike the subway scene in the matrix where two bodies spin past each other firing shots. Errie glowing crystals and dark huge objects thrill you.

The upgrade I want most is reverse trusters!

What's makes it best is it's free free free!

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Version 1.0.2
gary Member IconComment+0
gary
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I don't have the memory for recalling three hundred keyboard shortcuts for playing a game! :-) But I do enjoy doing something for a diversion once in awhile! This game gives me that in spades. I really enjoy this, simple keys to use. Great stuff.

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Version 1.0.2
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Anonymous
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WOW, Free too! This is very nice. Hard to get used to. Very Challenging...for me anyway.

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Version 1.0.1
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Downloads 13,573
Version Downloads 3,474
Type Games / Arcade
License Free
Date 23 Jan 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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