Active Lancer

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Active Lancer
Active Lancer Coverart.png
Developer(s) Freeverse
Publisher(s) Freeverse
Platform(s) Mac OS, Mac OS X
Release October 20, 2003
Genre(s) Shoot Em Up

Active Lancer is a 2D shoot 'em up video game created by Freeverse for Mac OS 9 and macOS. It plays in the style of many old school computer games and features little plot line or story development. The demo is downloadable from There are several levels the player is required to complete. It lacks a multiplayer mode but two players can play together on the same computer.[1] It was much less successful than Freeverse's popular WingNuts Series.

It was re-released as part of a 'Best of Original Mac Games' bundle from Freeverse.[2]


In the game the player is cast as a member of the "Active Lancer Corps". He is the lone survivor of a failed attack on the home world of an alien race known as the "cherries" where he has to face fast unending attacks by the aliens.[3]


  1. ^ Cohen, Peter (February 25, 2004). "The Game Room: Gods and Generals". MacWorld. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  2. ^ Cohen, Peter (October 12, 2005). "'Best of Original Mac Games' bundle". MacWorld. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  3. ^ Daly, Sean (January 8, 2004). "Active Lancer".