The real time-tactic-game “Chicago 1930” captivates you to the time of prohibition, when the battle between police and mafia saw its golden age. Chicago 1930 impresses with very detailed and varying backdrops offering dark courtyards and dubious brothels as well as monumental buildings of large towns. Embedded in the atmosphere of mafia-like activity as well as the style of the thirties, you have to succeed in procuring the leadership of the city to “your” side, always being conscious about possible ambushes.
Besides you have the choice between mafia and police. This decision influences the game play crucially:
With the police it is your job to clear up crimes at the scene of their happening, as well as protecting important persons from crooks or busting mafia-gangs. You have to track down and interrogate witnesses and collect information in order to finally get onto the mafia as a result from your razor-sharp considerations. It often comes down to a spectacular showdown, when the criminals are hunted down at last and defend themselves with baseball bats, shotguns as well as Tommy-guns. You have to respond to a totally different challenge in the mafia campaign: Compelling arguments as well as hard words are required, not only to assert yourself against the police, but also against competing gangs.
Universal Binary (PPC/Intel)
MacOS 10.3.9 or higher
G3/G4/G5 or IntelMac 800 Mhz
256 MB RAM
32 MB GFX card
Good fun and attractive graphics if you like puzzle games in the commandos/robin hood mould. Gameplay does seem a bit linear and I could never access the elevator in the gangster mission- the guy I was supposed to find wouldn't talk even when I woke him up- at this point the game became a bit buggy and started crashing. Woulsd give it a 4 or 5, maybe even buy it if it wasn't for these problems.