Keatah Posted May 23, 2022 Share Posted May 23, 2022 Yes indeed. Despite the Apple II's complete lack of sound and graphics chips, it is still possible to have games that are actually better than their arcade counterparts. I give mention to Stratovox vs Bandits. Check it out. Aside from the lesser quality beeps and boops blips'n'clicks sound effects on the II, you'll find Bandits far more enjoyable and playable and approachable than Stratovox. Consider the title page, the difficulty and its progression, the larger collision detection "field" between your shots and the enemies. Consider the variety of items they steal. And the cute ambulance animation along with general feel and groove of the game. I also bring up Sundance vs Star Dance. I don't know if one is better than the other. But the Apple II version was quite impressive and playable at the time. A little more colorful due to inadvertent artifacting in place of monochromatic vectors. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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