The Game

Wumpus is a classic game of strategy and luck, now brought to your Macintosh in vivid color! Fun for the whole family, and best of all, it's free!

The Download

The current version of Wumpus is 2.0.2 , and may be downloaded from: (1MB) for Mac OS X or CarbonLib (1MB) for MacOS 7.5 - 9.1

The Story

The legendary Wumpus has been sighted around the nearby uncharted caverns. As chief field worker of the local zoological society, you're given the job of catching this beast so that its ecological needs can be better understood.

Equipped with a single tranquilizer dart (the Society runs on a tight budget), a lantern, some blasting sticks, and a canary, you venture boldly into the caves seeking your quarry.

The Hazards

The caverns are a dangerous place. Fortunately, an alert spelunker will always get some warning:
Wumpus Stench -- indicates that the Wumpus is within one or two rooms.
Passed-Out Canary -- indicates that some neighboring cave room contains poisonous gas.
Cave Spider -- a small spider here means a big web nearby.
Water -- if you make a lot of noise splashing around in the water, the Wumpus is likely to wake up and move.
Giant Bat -- a single giant bat is no problem, but a bunch of them can pick you up and drop you somewhere else (possibly the Wumpus's lair).

The Hunt

To catch the Wumpus, you must use your nose and your deductive powers to determine where the Wumpus is snoozing, without actually seeing it -- if you wander in, it will be startled and eat you. (The Wumpus is not a violent creature, but hey, it's not a pet.)

When you think you know where the Wumpus is, hold down the Command key and click the target room (or press the appropriate direction key on the numeric keypad). Just remember, you only get one chance.

The Sponsors

Wumpus is a free game -- share and enjoy! But it's written and generously distributed by some folks who have also written other very cool software:

Codenautics: Quality Mac Software

Codenautics makes cool software for the Mac -- in particular, Meshwork, a 3D modeling program especially well suited to making lean, efficient models for use in games or on the web.

Also, check out the Mac Web Directory, a neat index of all things Macintosh, with every entry lovingly indexed and described by hand. If you're looking for something Mac related, look here first!

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