Become a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean amassing
fortune and fame in an attempt to seize your rightful place
as one of the most revered (and feared!) pirates in history.
Test your skills as a sea captain exploring the high seas
and exotic ports in a richly detailed 3D world. Overtake the
enemy and seize valuable booty. Exchange plank-shattering
broadsides in fierce naval battles, and engage in duels with
worthy opposing captains...
Meier's Pirates is a breath of fresh air in a marketplace
where few original games exist. In fact, it's very difficult
to compare this to any other game on the market at present.
It will be a bit of a surprise to younger gamers out there
to learn that this was originally a hit back in 1987 on the
old C64. Sure the graphics, sound and gameplay have come on
leaps and bounds, but the heart of the game is basically the
same (with some much needed technological advancements though).
start the game working on behalf of the Dutch, Spanish, English
or the French. But don't worry about staying faithful to your
chosen nation - you are a pirate. And, if you so decide, you
can attack the ships of your own country.
your reputation and skills grow, so will the size and quality
of your crew, and your ability to take on larger enemy ships,
raid and plunder heavily fortified ports, and locate ancient
treasure. There's a whole cast of interesting and dangerous
characters to meet, mysteries to solve, exotic island destinations
to discover, and powerful alliances to forge.
about every ship battle will start with cannon fire and end
with one ship being boarded. And when you've successfully
taken out a ship you can take their treasure as well as their
crew - if you want them.
it's not all ship battles - although it is mostly. You can
win the heart of a woman - impress her with exotic gifts and
then charm her with your dancing prowess (which is a mini
game all in itself) or look for lost relatives and other similar
only downside to this game is that spending long stretches
at sea can be a bit of a bore sometimes, but you're never
far away from some excitement or other.
you spent many hours on the original, you will be in heaven
with this updated version. And if you never played the original,
boy are you in for a treat. And I'm very proud of the fact
that I managed to review this game without once quoting some
clichéd pirate line - attempting to pass it off as
a clever pun. Out of 10, I give this game a pieces of...
Smithson (I can't believe I just said that!)
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