He is the author of such titles as Dropzone and International Karate, which he developed for the Atari 400/800 but were ported to other systems. Archer also created the sequel to International Karate, IK+ which was developed for the Commodore 64 and also ported to other systems. He is also known for his series of snooker and pool games, which commenced with Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker in 1991 (that was originally called 147 ).
MacLean's most recent title while working for Awesome Studios was Archer Maclean's Mercury completed in 2005, before he left the studio for unknown reasons.
The follow-up versions were Mercury Meltdown for the PlayStation Portable, Mercury Meltdown Remix for the PlayStation 2, and Mercury Meltdown Revolution for the Wii. MacLean then developed a futuristic racing game, WheelSpin, for the Wii.
- In the chair with ... Archer Maclean. Retrogamer Magazine 63 issue
- "Archer Maclean resigns from Awesome Studios" article from games-industry.biz
- Archer Maclean talks Mercury interview from EuroGamer
- "Archer Maclean's new Wii racer is crazy for controllers" article from Joystiq
- "Archer MacLean's interview about WheelSpin on C&VG Online". Computerandvideogames.com. 2009-10-14. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
- Awesome Play
- Archer Maclean's profile at MobyGames
- Archer Maclean interview from Halcyon Days
- 2009 interview regarding the Wii from Wii's World
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