a.k.a. Sid Meier's Pirates!

created and published by Microprose in 1989, running on Atari ST
type: action/reflex, strategy, adventure
genre: Historical
perspective: other bird's-eye side view
player options: single player
languages: eng

Official description

Pirates! is a dramatic simulation of 17th century life on the Spanish Main and you are cast in the leading role as Privateer Captain. Leap into an era of turbulence and change a time when fabulous fortunes can be won and lost.

Extensive graphics enable you to navigate across the Caribbean, slipping in and out of ports as opportunities arise. Decide when to raid treasure-laden galleons and when to put your crew ashore to plunder towns. Learn to fence with a rapier, longsword and cutlass. And, at all costs, maintain morale on ship to avoid a mutiny.

To succeed in this adventure you must choose the most lucrative expeditions, forge the most fruitful alliances and negotiate the greatest profits. If you've got the skill and strength of character to do so, you'll achieve your goals - wealth, power, prestige, even romance.

Pirates! A challenging combination of history, adventure and intrigue.

- Simulation of 17th century life
- Non-stop action and strategic decision-making
- Extensive graphics with 70 different scenes
- Various difficulty levels
- Comprehensive manual
- Hundreds of hours of exciting entertainment
# 2002-12-10 20:13:35 - official description

Technical specs

display: raster

External reviews (5) - average: 80% - median: 80%

review sourcecountryissuedatescore   
Aktueller Software Markt (ASM)de351989-1010/1283%
Génération 4 (1-82)fr151989-1076/10076%
Power Playde201989-1187/10087%
ST Amiga Formatuk131989-0774/10074%
Tilt 39-113fr701989-1016/2080%

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