The Apple II is an 8-bit personal computer sold by Apple and first released in 1977. It was one of the first highly successful home computers. It ran using a MOS 6502 CPU. The computer went through a couple revisions including the Apple II+ before being supplanted by the failed Apple III, and later, the hugely successful Apple IIe.
I never owned an Apple II, or even had friends who owned them, but my elementary school had them sometimes in classrooms, so I believe I played a handful of educational games on them. Because of this, I have very few childhood memories of the system or software. I didn't get into Apple II gaming until the 2000s when access to emulators and disk images became more available. This makes me a bit sad because I feel like I'm missing out on a lot of games because it's now very difficult for me to get past their technical limitations. Because the Apple II came out in 1977, and video games didn't really start becoming more impressive until the early 1980s, it just didn't have the hardware to handle interesting graphics or sound. However, at the same time, I'm also happy that my opinion isn't rose-tinted, and any review I make of a program now is based entirely on my more mature appraisal.
I do not and have never owned an Apple II, but I have used them a little bit.
- See all Apple II Games.
These are Apple II games that are important to me:
- youtube.com/watch?v=tvZ43JqrvXA - 8-bit Guy, Apple II on a card.