King of Chicago (Cinemaware 1986)
I just needed to throw this game out there. King of Chicago was one of Cinemawares earliest games along with the more famous Defender of the Crown and SDI.
This game really banks on the cinematic experience that Cinemaware was going for with it’s intermissions and cartoony graphics. I say cartoony because the DOS and Amiga versions are very nicely cartoony for 1986 but the original version developed for Macintosh was monochrome and based on claymation and looks more like a horror-show!
It plays like an interactive mobster movie with strategy parts, adventure parts and action sequences. It is very advanced for it’s time and really blew me away when I first found it (ca 1990 on Amiga)
I forgot to say; the game is in the Cinemaware Anthology on Steam, both Amiga and DOS ports
It does look pretty impressive for 1986.
Despite, as you say, the Macintosh version looking a little bit like nightmare-fuel, I sort of like its goofy charm.
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