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Pirates! Gold (Genesis)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

I remember it being brand new like it was yesterday! Brian Overby (3) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Topical pirate simulator, in a tropical setting Eric Olson (1) unrated
Who wants to join me in a epic Piraety adventure? Classic Nigel (150) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall MobyScore (16 votes) 3.7

The Press Says

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At the end of the day this is an amazing game with a great storyline, extremely high replay value, and the ability to hold its own against the greatest Genesis RPGs. Do yourself a favor 'n put off buyin' a game fer a week or two 'n save up some doubloons fer Pirates! Gold. I assure ye, 'twill be well worth yer while. Savvy?
The Video Game Critic
The finely detailed ships move swiftly through the sea, and the sword fighting characters are huge (although their animation could use some work). You're able to explore various towns on foot, but sadly, they all look pretty much the same. The musical score is first rate, as are the clear voice samples. Pirates Gold incorporates a few new bells and whistles, like the ability to battle other pirates and recreate famous expeditions. You can save your game whenever you're in a town. Action-oriented gamers may have a hard time dealing with the game's slow parts (sailing against the wind can be laborious), but patient gamers will be pleased. Pirates Gold may well have been the pinnacle of the entire series.
Video Games
Microprose haben sich redliche Mühe gegeben, dem Klassiker ein schönes, neues 116-Bit-Gewand zu geben. Am deutlichsten macht sich dies bei den Fechtsequenzen und beim Aufenthalt in den Städten bemerkbar, die Seekarte präsentiert sich jedoch wie gewohnt im tristen Ultramarin der 8-Biter. Das bewährte Spielprinzip wurde zu 100% beibehalten, warum auch an einem Erfolgsrezept unnötig herumdoktern?

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