Let me tell you my personally opinion. I am into Macs since 2008 and now i am stuck with them. I have 7 Macs and 1 PC. The power of the PC computers is the huge variety of games and the Roland/General Midi support. But i find most Mac games better than PC format. For instance the following:
Monkey Island 1 & 2, Fate of Atlantis, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max, Full Throttle, The Dig: They use some kind of filter which makes the graphics clean and sharp. I like them more than PC versions but dos users can hear great music with the Roland or General Midi:
Wolfenstein 3D: lot better graphics and sound than PC, the PC has more speeches from the enemies.
Doom, Heretic: the full detailed graphics are better than the PC version (at least the dos version), the midi music is very nice.
Most Sierra on line adventure games have better fonts and smaller and better icons (at least from the dos version). They also support Roland on Mac
Rise of the Dragon, Willy Beamish: better sound on Mac than sound blaster, not from Roland.
Civilization 1: amazing graphics on Mac, you may use for instance 1024x768 resolution so you can maximize the window and see more area on the screen.
Blachthorne: 32x style graphics, better than PC and audio cd. Fantastic. PC version has fantastic general midi music.
Also, lot of games use the cd audio for music but i haven't searched the pc versions. The cd audio is the only that can be compared with the Roland sound for me. Some games on Mac with cd audio: Warcraft 1 & 2. Zero Critical, Descent I & II, Redneck Rampage, System Shock, The Settlers II, the Incredible Machine 3, etc.
I have a Power Macintosh G3 Minitower 300 Mhz with ATI Radeon 7000 Mac Edition 32mb ram. I have installed Mac Os 8.1 which i find it fantastic and very stable and Mac Os 9.2 for more demanding games. I run with success games from Monkey Island era to newer 3D games like Quake 2 & 3, Unreal, Carmageddon 2, Tomb Raider etc.
I cannot choose which is better. Most Mac games are technically better on Mac but the PC support Roland/General Midi on lot of games. For instance. I was playing Day of the Tentacle on pc with Roland and it was fantastic because of the music. Then i was playing the same game on Macintosh and it was fantastic because of the sharp and clean graphics.
One game that really dissapointed me on Mac is Rex Nebular. It is one of my favourite adventure games but unfortunately: The introduction on Mac has less duration and no speech. The inventory is only text and lot of music is missed although when there is music the quality is great.
- Macintosh LC475, Powerbook 540c, Macintosh Performa 6116CD, Power Macintosh G3 Minitower (x2), Imac G3, Powermac G4 MDD, Powermac G5, Imac Mid 2007
- Cyrix 120+ Dos/Win95 PC
- Amiga 500, Amiga 1200
- Roland MT32, CM64, CM500, SC55, SC88, Yamaha MU50