Games on the Apple II

Jeff Pack, Brown University '99 (English 112, 1996)

I spent an incredible number of hours in front of my Apple II or in front of my friend Josh's Apple-compatible playing computer games. It was definitely my primary use for that computer (essays weren't very frequent in elementary school) One of the first programs I ever used, in fact, was an educational game called In Search of the Most Amazing Thing.

With only 128K of memory and no hard drive, games on the Apple II couldn't be very big. Yet most of the generally acknowledged classics (and most of Computer Gaming World's "Hall of Fame") were made in this era: Zork, Ultima, Wasteland, etc. I've recently dug up these old titles again to play on the Apple II emulator on my Pentium.

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