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Pirates! Gold (Genesis)

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Written by  :  Eric Olson (1)
Written on  :  Sep 17, 2004
Platform  :  Genesis

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Summary

Topical pirate simulator, in a tropical setting

The Good

I like the fact that it did not add historically inaccurate things, like large monsters, to the otherwise smooth interpretation of the daily activities of your average pirate, such as plundering, treasure hunting, swordplay, sea battles, etc. It is mind-numbingly easy to get the gist of the game, but total mastery is not easy to come by. Excellent replay value.

The Bad

The sameness of all the locations, the music can get to you after a few hours. Overall, not much to dislike. Could use some more pirate-style debauchery, though.

The Bottom Line

An excellent way to live some high-seas fantasies, if you can find it cheap enough. Mine cost me $29, but that was an online auction service.