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Download King of Chicago, The

King of Chicago, The
306 kb



It’s 1931, Capone is out of the picture (thanks to the Untouchables – also downloadable at our site, but that’s another game) and Chicago needs a new king. Have you got what it takes?

Now, you should not expect a fast action game here, because King of Chicago is a thinking game. It’s much like Hidden Agenda or Yes Prime Minster.

You’re Pinky, an uprising mobster who wishes to take over the business and then run it. You’re on your way to become the top dog of Chicago. You often get in dilemmas like what to do next in such or such case. You are thinking about the alternatives. You need to choose your path out of the choices given. Every choice you make will influence the further development.

You’ll also meet people. They won’t be very “straight forward” with you, so watch out, they’re wise guys too and you should expect them to be backstabbing rats (just like you). If you press them too hard to make them speak their mind openly, they will start distrusting you.

First you need to make sure you have people backing you up, so you can take on the old man (the boss in retirement). You’ll need to earn their respect. You will have to blow up a little Barber Shop on the South side of the city (used to be Capone’s). This is one of the action scenes (you need to hit the lit window with a bomb from a car passing by quickly).

Then, the negotiations will begin, finding help to manage the town of the old boss, to become the top honcho. Remember, there are many ways for doing things, but not all choices are successful. After that, you are placed in charge and you have to make sure the boys will remember the example you set. If changing the boss is as easy as coming in and plugging him, then who is here to say that the same won’t happen to you?

Well you won’t really have too much time to think about that (although you should never show your weaknesses), because you’ll be too busy bribing politicians, organizing speakeasies, keeping your flame satisfied (now that’s a dame), and much more.

The game play is really brilliant. You get a combination of thinking and doing (with more plotting than shooting). Unfortunately you can’t save the game, you’ll need to play it from the beginning to the very end. Luckily the graphics (although 4 color CGA) are brilliant, so it’s not a problem being stuck with this game. The sound’s also fairly enjoyable (although it only supports PC speaker). All in all the game is a masterpiece.


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