Pirates Gold 1993 By: Microprose

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Overview:

Your ship is attacked by pirates, and you, being the brave lad that you are, draw your sword on the captain of the pirates. After you defeat the captain, the rest of the pirates are so inspired by your swordplay, that they make you their new captain.

Pirates Gold has to be one of the best games to ever grace a console.
From action and romance, to swords and cannons this game has it all. Itís an action,
RPG, strategy, and simulation game all wrapped up into one. As
the story goes, youíre a young cabin boy who gets violently promoted to captain and
you must sail the seven seas to prove your worth and make a name for yourself. You can go pretty much any where
you want in the Caribbean and loot and pillage your brains out. Or, if you don't really like the sound of that, you can sign on with
a specific country and complete missions for them. Itís all up
to you in this world of pirates and gold.

As far as graphics go the game scores above average, but at the same time it doesnít exactly sport the most advanced Genesis graphics. I do think they were good for thier day, and I think they are still getting the job done today.
I love the sounds in this game, from the seagulls, to the fight scenes, to the theme song at the beginning(it always reminds me of Alice in Wonderland). I've often caught myself humming along with it. Itís great but nothing that is really mind
blowing.
There isnt really a whole lot of story in this game except that your ship was attacked by pirates and they want your gold. After that it's up to you complete ten goals, including getting married.
Game play is where Pirates Gold shines the most. You can do it all in Pirates Gold. You can cross swords with pirates, or you can attack and sink enemy/friendly ships. If you want
you can take the battle on land and use strategy to take an enemies stronghold. Everything is easily accessible and controllable. The fighting is not only strategic but its fast and fun.

Over all Pirates Gold is a gleaming example of greatness in the annals of gaming history. Itís every thing you could possibly want out of your pirate video game experience: pirate music, sword fighting, maidens in distress, a family crisis, pirates themselves, gold, sailing, the game has it all. Pirates Gold was a great game
and I think everyone should try it at least once.

Directions:

To become the greatest pirate that ever lived, this is your quest.

A Button Attack
B Button Attack
C Button Block
Start Button Pause/Map
Sailing Tips
Use the wind to your advantage. Be sure to watch out for rocks! Keeping your crew happy is also a must for experienced gamers.
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