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SketchFighter 4000 Alpha

Version 1.2.8 (2024-02-08)
For macOS 10.13 or later
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SketchFighter 4000 Alpha

SketchFighter 4000 Alpha Icon
Version 1.2.8
for macOS 10.13 or later or later

SketchFighter 4000 Alpha

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Pilot your ship in a varied sketchy world with five distinct zones, overcoming bosses and challenges, upgrading your ship and weapons along the way to gain access to new areas.

Is there a reason for this quest? Will there be answers along the way? Doubtful. But who needs a storyline when there are things to unlock, bosses to beat and new areas to see?

Beside the main Solo Mission exploration/metroidvania campaign the game also feature an arcade style local 2P mode where you can either play together or compete in different arenas.

SketchFighter 4000 Alpha was originally published by the now gone Ambrosia Software in 2006. With this 2020 revival edition we're bringing this classic game back for old and new fans alike.


  • Updated wide screen graphics and retina support.
  • Free exploration 2D shooting.
  • Original hand drawn graphics and lots of graph paper textures.
  • Bosses and minibosses guarding ship upgrades.
  • Challenges to beat and secrets to find.
  • Different colored doors barring the way to new areas.
  • Combination style weapon system mixing type and elements.
  • Local 2P arcade mode, collect points together or compete against each other.
  • Original music soundtrack.
  • Very little storyline.
  • Two different endings and unlockable Bestiary.

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User ratings
"SketchFighter is one of my favorite games. It appears like a simple action game on the surface, but there is a strong element of discovery and problem solving. It's whimsical, and I like whimsey, so that's another plus..."
Mac App Store
User ratings
"The game is a terrific riff on a classic arcade genre, but what holds the experience together and elevates it is the hand-drawn art and soundtrack."
Feature (Original release)
"... in a day and age where next-gen consoles are all you'll read about, this is a great little game with graphics so simple, it'll surprise you how much fun it is."
Review (Original release)
"SketchFighter is a retro joy, not only for its bored middle school look and feel, but for its 1980s-style shoot-em-up action. Sure to be a bona fide classic in no time."
Inside Mac Games
Review (Original release)
"Sketchfighter 4000 Alpha is the game I wished I had when I was young. If you're a fan of shooters, do pick the game up..."

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