Interesting thread, thanks for it. 😀
I'm fairly new to the Mac, but I've read a lot about it in the Windows 3.1 days.
For me, System 6/7 were its counterpart and I always had been curious about the platform.
I guess it was also because of films like Hackers or The Net that made it really interesting.
The fairly new WWW and the built-in networking/audio capabilities of the Macintosh platform of the time were also interesting, I think.
As far as gaming goes, I always felt that the Macintosh platform had higher quality standards (from a technical point of view).
Be it because it had nice text fonts when playing classic interactive fiction games from the 80s,
or because it had a default resolution that was friendlier to the eyes than the usual 320x200 pixelation
that was a de-facto standard on the PC platform of the time (in DOS).
Anyway, I'm not going to start a PC vs Mac debate. I like both. 😀
In fact, if I had known about SoftPC/SoftWindows in the 90s already, I *might* have had made a move to the Mac platform then.
The chances weren't bad for it. MacOS, or System as it was usually called, was running on several clone systems then,
making them an interesting alternative to the typical Personal Computers of the time.
Unfortunately, things went different and I had the, um, "pleasure" to experience computing of a Windows centric world.
Looking backwards, I partly sad, partly happy about the outcome. Beeing a tinkerer as I am, I guess it wasn't that bad that
I had a reason to fiddle with lots of broken PCs and learning about how to fix electronics. 😀
Sure, I could have had run Win98 in emulators om Macs, too, but it wouldn't have been that of a challenge. 😉
Myst, as you mentioned in your initial post, was one of the first games that made aware of the Macintosh as a game's platform.
Before that, all I had ever heard and seen of a Mac were a few reviews in old magazines like Happy Computer, CHIP and Byte Magazine.
And an old phone book / ZIP code book on a diskette! 😁 (Found it in my dad's drawer when I was little.
It was lying there among other stuff like sharware CD-ROMS from 1992, mostly dedicated torwards the all new Windows 3.0).
To come back to the topic, as a rule of thumb I recommend playing Mac games if..
a) they are adventure games from the early-to-mid 80s
b) if they are ports of interesting Windows 3.1 games
These are just my thoughts, though.
I'm pretty sure there are some great Mac games I don't know of yet. 😉
PS:Also interesting is the game System's Twilight (for System 6) and the thread Macintosh instead of PC for retro gaming?
(Edit: Sorry for my bad English and the long post, too. Also, I hope my post doesn't come over too, uhm, egocentric.
I'm not that of a person; rather, story telling -and staying polite (respecting etiquette) at the same time-
is rather difficult for me some times, especially in English. I hope you don't mind. 😊)
Edit: Some typos fixed. 😅
Edt: Even more typos fixed. 😵
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