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Ruins is a top down action game for 68K Macs. It features small icon-like 4-bit color graphics and sound effects.
From the ReadMe file: "In Ruins, you are a wealthy explorer. You are on one of your explorations when you come across an old ruined city. You have heard tell of a wealthy, ancient, civilization that had lived in this area. This must be the place, there is treasure strewn about, everywhere. You have also heard that there was a map to this city. A map that would lead you to the greatest find of your career...
When you start a new game you are presented with 6 rooms. Each room contains a treasure. You must collect the treasure from each of the 6 rooms before you can go onto the next level. Be careful though, for in each room, the natives have also left traps. On each level there is also a piece of a map. Collect all the pieces and use them to locate the "great" treasure. Once you have collect all the pieces of the map, you can view the map by clicking on the little map in the middle of the game screen.
Use the mouse to select which room to enter. Then use the selected keys to move your explorer around. The default keys are: 8-up, 4-left, 6-right, and 2-down. The keys can be customized any time your at the main screen. From the main screen you can also adjust the speed of the game. You can also view and clear the highscores from the main screen. The game pad was setup using the default keys. If you change the keys, you will have to change the Ruins game set as well. See the documentation that came with your game pad for details on how to do this."
Ruins_v1.0.sit (293.87 KiB / 300.92 KB)
Ruins v1.0 / compressed w/ Stuffit
Ruins_1.0.sit (259.11 KiB / 265.33 KB)
/ compressed w/ Stuffit
System 6 - Mac OS 9.2.2
At least 1MB of free RAM (recommended 2MB)
*** TURN YOUR SOUND VOLUME DOWN before launching this game. On both SheepShaver and Basilisk II, it randomly blasts loud glitchy sounds. Also, it seems that this game crashes quite often on SheepShaver and Basilisk II under Mac OS 9.0.4 and System 7.5. Maybe it's one of those few titles that only works fine on real hardware.
If it runs too fast on your hardware, go to the SPEED menu and input a bigger number such as 35 or 40. I found 25 to be acceptable.
Emulating this? It should run fine under: Basilisk II