Scarface Al Capone has been removed for an extended vacation in Alcatraz, leaving his Southside gang in the hands of the dangerous Tony Santucci. Pinky Callahan is a rising mug in the Northside organization, sick of Chicago's bloody civil wars and second in line for the Northside leadership. Ahead of him are the discredited Old Man and his chief advisor Ben; both of whom can be persuaded to stand down...
The action begins in 1931 and ends in 1934, the year leaders of organized crime held a meeting in New York to form the national Syndicate. Pinky thus has three years to establish such a commanding position in Chicago that gang wars are a thing of the past.
King Of Chicago is great, plot is interesting but what really pisses me off is the disk swapping here!
The Apple IIGS version offers similar visuals in quality with the Atari ST. Although running in up to 16 colors on screen, graphics combine beautiful evocative still images with detailed and appropriately grim characters and adding a few extra details to the (Macintosh) original. In some cases during conversations, simple animations are involved such as, leaps and hands moving etc. Also the shooting-gallery or the bombing (!) screens are nicely drawn and animated. Note that the Amiga version (and the Sharp X68000) is superior here in terms of graphics (running in 32 colors) with a few more details.
Sound is also good, offering a fully convincing 30's feel with several tunes.