Germs
Germs 2.0.1
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Save humanity from a biological threat.   Shareware ($9.95)
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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
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.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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ver. 2.x:
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Corpsecorps commented on 25 Feb 2008
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.
[Version 1.3]

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aetnaria replied on 03 May 2008
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?
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Corpsecorps replied on 04 May 2008
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.
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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Jul 2005
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.
[Version 1.2.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Nov 2003
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.
[Version 1.1.1]

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Anonymous commented on 17 Nov 2003
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.
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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Oct 2003
Better stick with version 1.0: this version "unexpectedly quits" immediately upon launch.

(400 MHz G3; OS 10.1.5)
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Sep 2003
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]
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:15,523
Version Downloads:198
Type:Games : Puzzle
License:Shareware
Date:26 Mar 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.95
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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, all dangerous!
  • 35 different levels of pulse-pounding puzzle action
  • Beginner and Expert skill levels-choose what's right for you
  • A fully-interactive tutorial to teach you the ropes
  • 2 original electronic music tracks
  • The ability to play your favorite mp3s as background music
  • Multi-channel stereo sound effects
  • Online scores


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