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10/15/2018

Apple II Shenanigans, Part 1

Apple's first big splash in the home computer market and a beloved staple of childhood for anyone who grew up in the late 80s to mid-90's - you probably had a computer lab full of these at school and got to play a bootlegged copy of Oregon Trail with a tombstone that read "peperony and chease" (also included in this collection, as it turns out).

And on a personal nerdy note, this was the home platform the Ultima franchise had its genesis and most of its early entries on; all coded by hand by Richard Garriott himself on his personal Apple II (which he still owns to this day).

Watch Apple II Shenanigans from spoonshiro on www.twitch.tv

On this episode we cover:

  • Create with Garfield
  • Garfield Double Dares
  • Starcraft
  • Prohibition
  • Cumsea
  • Akalabeth
  • Space Rogue (didn't work)
  • Number Munchers
  • Kid Nikki (didn't work)
  • Gunslinger
  • Murder at Midnight (didn't work)
  • Killed Until Dead (didn't work)
  • Haunted House (didn't work)
  • Portal
  • Dino Smurf
  • Castle Smurfenstein
  • Alf: The First Adventure
  • Terrorist (didn't seem to fully work)
  • Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder
  • Ms. Pac Man
  • Gruds in Space
  • ET Comes Back
  • Secret of Easter Island
  • War in Russia
  • Russia: War in the East
  • (A few miscellaneous software disks from magazines of the time)