PowerPC G4 OSX-native kids games
February 15, 2013 11:56 AM   Subscribe

What are the available OSX native educational kids games that will run on an iMac G4 (I have the 400mhz one)? I bought the Jumpstart games off ebay, but those seem to be ClassicOS games that they just slapped a wrapper on, and as such they don't work very well. 640x480 in a tiny window not-well, for instance.

The kids are 6 and 3, but I'm fine giving them high-school age games if that is what is available. The 6 year old can read, so the sky is the limit. Thanks!
posted by BeeDo to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A couple suggestions to find titles which should run on your older mac:
  • apple.com/games circa 2002 (via archive.org)
  • Inside Mac Games has reviews going back to 2000.
  • MacRumors has a list big name games which were universal binaries (PowerPC & Intel) most of which should run on your G4 (depending on your graphics card).

posted by notpeter at 1:31 PM on February 15, 2013

Macintosh Garden, PowerPC LIberation, etc. Search for "powerpc mac abandonware"
posted by blob at 1:36 PM on February 15, 2013 [1 favorite]

Sim City
posted by leafwoman at 2:47 PM on February 15, 2013

What version of OS X?
posted by churl at 10:30 AM on February 16, 2013


yeah, I know, it's not really educational...
posted by ooklala at 9:13 PM on February 17, 2013

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