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Escape Velocity: Nova for Mac

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Key Details of Escape Velocity: Nova

  • Play the latest installment of the ultrapopular Escape Velocity series.
  • Last updated on December 5, 2008
  • There have been 9 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff
Perhaps one of the best 2D shareware games to date on the Mac, Escape Velocity: Nova offers a huge universe to explore as well as plenty of missions to keep you busy. With an open-ended plotline, you determine how your game will progress. You can beef up your ship and hire fighter escorts if you fancy yourself the pirate type, or you can begin a career in trading with your fleet peacefully roaming the galaxy, looking for great buys and running trade routes for credits.

The game doesn't end there, however. You can join the Federation, and there are a plethora of spaceships to suit your fancy (once you've earned the money) and plenty of upgrades to customize your ultimate space cruiser. It's all up to you.

Escape Velocity's graphics may not be as flashy as some of the newer titles out there, but with a giant universe to explore, many plotlines, individual missions, upgradeable spacecraft, and much more, most gamers will find themselves registering for this title within days of downloading.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
June 24, 2003
Latest update
December 5, 2008
Version
1.0.6
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Mac
Operating System
Mac OS Classic, Mac OS X
Additional Requirements
Mac OS X or CarbonLib, 128MB RAM
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
94,815
Downloads Last Week
1

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User Reviews

4.2/5

13 User Votes


Developer's Description

Play the latest installment of the ultrapopular Escape Velocity series.
With an open-ended plotline, you call the shots as to how your game will progress. You can beef up your ship and hire fighter escorts, or you can begin a career in trading with your fleet peacefully roaming the galaxy looking for great buys and running trade routes for credits. Several huge plotlines within the game take you to the edge of the universe or have you joining the Federation in its fight against the invading Aurorans. This update provides changes to the game engine and to specific scenarios in order to improve performance and reliability.