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SketchFighter 4000 Alpha... Remember those super-cool space ships you doodled on graph paper in Middle School? Pen strokes furiously waging massive intergalactic battles in History class with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance? Well they have sprung to life in SketchFighter 4000 Alpha!

SketchFighter 4000 Alpha redefines "retro" by bringing together the imaginative pen and paper sketches from your youth with a killer resolution independent OpenGL graphics engine. SketchFighter also boasts a unique synthesis of exploration and action game play, which has you alternately blasting cute little lady bugs into oblivion more...

What's New

Version 1.1:
  • Updated Ambrosia registration system
  • Mouse scrollwheel support
  • Improved fullscreen support, scans for locally available resolutions and supports widescreen
  • Various bug fixes and enhancements


Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

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C. Mcgleason Member IconReview+8
C. Mcgleason

SketchFighter is one of my favorite games. It appears like a simple action game on the surface, but there is a strong element of discovery and problem solving. It's whimsical, and I like whimsey, so that's another plus. And it is stable. Actually, rock-solid: it has never crashed on me, not even once, despite many, many hours of gameplay.

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Version 1.1
Star-Affinity Member IconComment+246

Why no widescreen support in these days of widescreen displays everywhere?

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Version 1.0.1
Ambrosia Software, Inc. (Developer)

Yes, we do support full screen in the current version. If you select to use one of the higher resolutions, you will be able to have the product be full screen and not have any of the black bands on the top or sides of the screen.

Thank you.


Ambrosia…. simply stretching 4:3-formatted graphics to fill a 16:9 screen isn't the same as re-rendering the graphics to give an actual widescreen presentation. All you are doing is distorting the graphics and adding nothing extra to see. It looks ridiculous.

Ambrosia Software, Inc. (Developer)

We agree, which is why it should render the game in widescreen at the higher resolution if it's natively supported. No stretching & no bars. If you are seeing otherwise, please contact us via our support form. Thanks :)

Demosthenes Member IconReview+3

Very nice indeed. Reminiscent of the old Mac game Continuum, but with a completely unique graphical style.

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Version 1.0
jono Member IconReview+2

I like this game, yet the constant re-spawning of the enemies when you re-cross levels is boring and tedious.

Other than that, great fun.

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Version 1.0
jlennon314 Member IconReview+1

If they still have the OMG award, this should win for the year. This is certainly the most original game I've played in a while, at least graphically. It is intuitive, and is not difficult to control at all. There was no need to read anything for it, but there is a tutorial, and it is enjoyable in itself.

Good job, you guys! I do not have the $19 registration fee, but it is definitely worth it.

PS. this is marked as alpha, but I had not a single problem on my machine.

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Version 1.0a1

Oops, Alpha's part of the name. Sorry, I'm stupid sometimes.

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Downloads 4,913
Version Downloads 1,682
Type Games / Arcade
License Shareware
Date 30 Jul 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $19.00
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