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Combining always-excellent graphics with good sound, good documentation, and a story worth exploring, Captain Blood is an outstanding piece of science-fiction software.
The mould-breaking French arcade adventure looks just as good as it did on the ST. Thankfully, the attractive but overlong graphic sequences can now be cut short, making this version even more playable than its predecessor.
Weird but good just about sums this game up. Just like the other versions, the Amiga Captain Blood is a visual treat with the same Gigeresque cockpit display, colourful planets and hyperspace sequences and an exhilarating 3D Oorx flight. As you would expect though, the sampled music and alien speech effects beat the other versions hands down. The game's major stumbling block is still the UPCOM translation which continues to provide some pretty incomprehensible bits of alienspeak. Still, persevere and that's something you get used to. Perseverance is something you'll require a lot of, because when you first start playing it seems the game consists solely of flying down to a planet, getting some co-ordinates, hyperspacing to the next planet, flying down… but there is quite a lot more to it than that. Certainly enough to keep you occupied through a few cold and windy winter nights.
You may love or hate Captain Blood but for a fiver it's worth taking the risk to find out. [Budget re-release]
[Budget re-release] Captain Blood requires deft piloting skills to avoid the crags and outcrops of the canyons and fool the relentless missile warnings. Once an alien's found, communication's a question of creative and intelligent use of icons to form crude sentences, Captain Bloods gameplay is a bit dated but at a tenner the interstellar detective work is worth tracking down.
Gameplay may be dated, but the interstellar detective work of Captain Blood remains interesting.
[Budget re-release] No real improvement over the ST version, apart from a few sounds here and there. And the 3D bit is slower.