<firstimage=”//static.makeuseof.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/appstore.jpg”>The Mac OS is certainly not known as a gaming platform. That said, it does have a significant advantage over other operating systems. Developers who create games for the iOS are also paying close attention to Snow Leopard, and as a result, there is no end to the number of games available for Mac users in the App Store.
From card games, to puzzles, to full out adventure games, the Mac App Store is chock full of free Mac games that are worth trying. The six games listed here are ideal time killers, and most of them are kid-friendly. The list includes physics based games, mini adventure games, puzzles and more.
Pocket Dinosaurs 2
Pocket Dinosaurs 2 [App Store link] is one of those addictive games which makes a perfect time killer. The game has one very simple goal – launch as many dinosaurs into a floating spaceship as you can in 60 seconds. The cute graphics and sound effects make it a great game for kids and adults alike. The incentive to keep playing the game as time passes will probably be to exceed your personal high score.
Action Swing [App Store link] is not exactly a head turning game in the graphics department. It’s a simple game, which will offer a nice distraction if you need to take a break from your work or just need something to keep you busy for 5 minutes. Start out the game with 3 lives and see how many levels you can last, getting your little stick figure safely onto the moving base.
Not as kid friendly as Pocket Dinosaurs or Action Swing, Victory March [App Store link] is a mini adventure game that will definitely keep you coming back for more. Make your way through the six levels of the game as a Soviet or American soldier, avoiding obstacles and shooting at the enemy before they get you.
A Monster Ate My Homework
A Monster Ate My Homework [App Store link] is another great physics game with 80 free levels. Lob a boll at the ‘monsters’ but make sure you don’t knock over any of your homework stacks, otherwise you’ll have to try again. You can choose to play the game full screen or windowed.
Archibald’s Adventures Lite
Unlike many free or lite versions of mini adventure games, Archibald’s Adventures Lite actually lets you play 40 levels for free, which really gives you a chance to give the harder, or more challenging levels a try. Each level has you trying to navigate Archibald through a maze on his skateboard, all the while watching out for deadly obstacles. With the cute graphics and with the game being relatively easy, Archibald’s Adventures is probably a great game for kids.
Gold Strike [App Store link] is a great variation on the games in which you remove similar coloured or patterned blocks when there are at least two of them in a row. Since Gold Strike offers 5 different ways to play the game, it’s hard to imagine you’ll get bored with the addictive game very fast. Race against the clock, play a strategic game or try to get past as many levels as possible.
If you don’t have Snow Leopard, and want to find some fun games to play on your Mac, check out:
What’s your favourite free Mac OS game you play to kill the time? Let us know in the comments.