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To phrase it differently: Over the years, Mac computers have come with various pieces of software not developed by Apple, many of which are games, such as Marble Blast Gold, Bugdom, and the Big Bang Board Games suite.

After much searching, I've been unable to find a comprehensive list anywhere. What non-Apple games have been bundled with computers running Mac OS, and when were they included?

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This list is still incomplete. Please contribute if you know of anything wrong or missing!

  • Bugdom — 1999–2001
    • iMac DV
    • Power Mac G4 Cube
    • iBook and iBook Special Edition
    • iBook (Dual USB)
  • Nanosaur — 1999–2001
    • Power Mac G4 Cube
    • iBook and iBook Special Edition
    • iBook (Dual USB)
  • Cro-Mag Rally — 2000–2001
    • Power Mac G4 Cube
    • iBook (Dual USB)
  • Otto Matic — 2001–2003
    • iBook (Late 2001)
    • iBook (14.1 LCD)
    • iBook (all 16 and 32 VRAM models)
    • eMac
    • eMac (ATI Graphics)
    • eMac (1.0 GHz G4)
  • Deimos Rising — 2002–2004
    • iBook (all 16 and 32 VRAM models)
    • eMac
    • eMac (ATI Graphics)
    • eMac (1.0 GHz G4)
    • eMac (USB 2.0)
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 — 2004
    • eMac (USB 2.0)
  • Nanosaur 2 — 2005
    • iBook G4 (Mid 2005)
    • iMac G5 (iSight)
    • Mac Mini
    • Mac Mini (Late 2005)
    • eMac (2005)
  • Marble Blast Gold — 2005
    • iBook G4 (Mid 2005)
    • iMac G5 (iSight)
    • Mac Mini
    • Mac Mini (Late 2005)
    • eMac (2005)
  • Big Bang Board Games — 2006–2007
    • iMac (all September 2006 models)
    • Mac Mini (Early 2006)
    • Mac Mini (Late 2006)
    • MacBook (13-inch)
    • MacBook (13-inch, Late 2006)
    • MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2007)

Note: Most of this information was taken from Mactracker, and is incomplete where Mactracker doesn't have data for bundled software.

  • Cro-Mag Rally! Man, that brings back memories. There were a few settings in the physics of Cro-Mag which when configured the right way, would let your 'car' fly around and actually go into non-player parts of the game. – IconDaemon Oct 31 at 0:26
  • There was Kid’s Studio or KidPix which was a drawing program with animations and sounds. iMac G3 350Mhz had it. (Slot loader around 1999) – John Keates Oct 31 at 3:16
  • I don't know what dates would apply or what other machines had it, but the Power Macintosh 6500 was bundled with Descent II and MechWarrior 2. I couldn't find a good citation to back up my memory but here's a random forum post that mentions it. – Kevin Reid Nov 4 at 18:56

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