Ambrosia Sale

Our friends at Ambrosia Software just told us about their 15th Anniversary Games Bundle, and if you're looking for a great gift for the Mac gamer in your life, this is a great deal.

The $19 bundle includes six games from Ambrosia's stable of fun and creatively-written games for the Mac: Apeiron, Bubble Trouble, Redline, SketchFighter, Aki Mahjong, and Darwinia.

Apeiron and Bubble Trouble are arcade-style, friendly games with bright graphics and entertaining game play for kids and adults alike. Aki Mahjong is an elegant take on the tile-based Chinese Solitaire-type game.

The hand-drawn style of <i>SketchFighter</i> makes it truly unique. (Credit: CNET Networks)

SketchFighter is designed in a pen-and-ink on graph paper motif. You control a 2D space ship, zooming and battling through a 2D maze filled with bugs, bosses, and puzzles. This one is an old favorite of mine I've featured before and is worth the price of the bundle alone.

Darwinia is a real-time strategy game combining 2D characters ("Darwinians") in a fractal-based 3D landscape. Your mission is to protect this virtual world from a deadly computer virus that has been unleashed on the poor inhabitants. Rich graphics and sound add to the unique concept to make this a truly mesmerizing game. If you've been looking for something unique and challenging, this game is in a class by itself.

If you want to take advantage of this offer, you'll have to navigate to Ambrosia's site (linked at the top) soon; this deal is only good through Christmas Eve.

Jason Parker has been at CNET for more than 13 years. He is the Senior Editor in charge iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.