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 with it is the disk swapping!
The PC (MS-DOS) version runs only on CGA graphics hardware and offers nice visuals although running in 4 colors. Graphics combine beautiful evocative still images with detailed and appropriately grim characters similar to the other versions 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 here too. One good thing here, when compared to the Amiga and Apple IIGS versions, is that the game runs faster, especially in loading times.
Sound is typical here, and although is supporting only PC-speaker, it offers a fully convincing 30's feel with several tunes (but no sampled SFX such as gun-fire, explosions, screams etc).