An arcade game that combines elements of games like Choplifter, Asteroids, Defender, and Lunar Lander
Version: 10.0.4OIDS.X is a fast action arcade style game, melding elements of games like Choplifter, Asteroids, Defender, and Lunar Lander, to make one very fun and addicting Macintosh video game.
License: Free To Try $14.99
Operating System: Mac OS X
OIDS was originally released in 1990 and was a big hit. Since then it has been enhanced for the more powerful PowerPC series of machines, gaining new features and much smoother game play.
In the left column of the Galaxy Chooser, you'll see a list of files and folders. 'Novoids' is the easiest galaxy and is where you should probably start your gaming experience. To find out how difficult the other levels are, select the Galaxy you are interested in and then choose the 'Get Info...' menu item from the 'File' menu. Once you have mastered Novoids, you may want to try some of the harder levels. To start your game, double-click on Novoids. You will then see the view from inside your mother ship on your journey to the first planetoid in the Novoids Galaxy. Hitting the 'return' or 'enter' keys will shorten this animation.
Next you'll see the mother ship enter the atmosphere of the planetoid and release you to rescue the OIDs. Gravity will pull you down. Use your thrust key to counteract the effects of the gravitational pull. Practice flying around, slowing down, accelerating, shooting, landing and firing Novabombs. See the OIDS.X Manual for more in-depth information.
OIDS.X is a shareware game and must be registered to enjoy all of its features.