A quick game of Black Jack at the local pub. More secure winnings than dice but smaller rewards.
The game of dice is similiar to Poker rules but use dice instead of cards. Higher rewards at higher risk.
Supply your ships before sailing
A less than successful voyage
Perform tasks at the Merchant Guild from transferring goods to vanquishing pirates in return for gold and fame!
World Chart Map. This is the known world that YOU know. At the start your only knowledge of the world is Europe. That's a big grey area to explore!
Ahhh...the very essence and soul of Uncharted Waters: Trading. Most ports have speciality goods that you can fetch for a low price and sell for a high profit at other distant ports.
Pirates don't always see eye to eye. That's where Melee combat comes in...
Waitresses at your local pub can be an invaluable source of information on quest or locations of enemy fleets. However, not all ports have these lovely lasses and not all of them are friendly either...
Eventually your deeds in braving the ocean will not go unheard. The king of your nation may summon you to his palace...he usually has a favor or two to ask in return for royal status! Or you could probably pursuade him to finance your expeditions...
Now what is a pirate game without Naval Combat? There are many ways to win in Naval Combat, but most usually focus on defeating the enemy flagship (marked by the number 0)
Sometime in Naval combat, if you get close enough to the enemy flagship you can board them, if succesfull, the outcome of the battle is judged by who wins the Melee Combat. However, if you lose, you die. It's point of no return.
At night, the Fortune Teller shop finally opens. Fortune Tellers provide invaluable inside information on your life, career, love, and mates for a wee sum of 50 gold pieces.
Night time at Lisbon - Iberia, Capital of Portugal. While most establishments close at night, some shops like the Docks, Inns and Pubs stay open. Fortune Tellers only open at night. Rumor has it the Item shop also opens at certain hours...
Houses of Worship such as Churches for Christians offer spiritual services which may bring favor from the heavens...
Sea victories are often as profitable as trading. If you win in a sea battle you may win gold, treasures (items) and even enemy ships, providing you have available mates to captain the seized ships.
FM Towns version
One of the characters, notice in the English versions (for DOS, Mega Drive and SNES) the text is a little bit different and her last name is Erantzo (with one r)
Girls who relate any "charactor", in the English DOS version this part was changed to just: "Some provided help and support."
Like other Koei games on the FM Towns this one also has a sound check mode where you can listen to music and sound effects
Select one of the six characters
Start of the game, Catalina's scenario
Talking to a local, must be in Germany
In the tavern you can play Blackjack and Dice
Looking to buy a ship, notice the mermaids on the left side of the screen are more revealing here than in the English DOS port
Title screen 1
Title screen 2
Select a character.
Background information on a character
Talk to characters in the town.
Leaving a port.
Sailing in the middle of the ocean.
An in-game menu
World map which still needs to be explored.
Finding a stowaway.
It's possible to run out of food & water while sailing.
Entering a port.
Moving the ship during a battle.
Game over 1
Game over 2
SEGA Saturn version
Intro - Catalina
Exploring a town
Traveling at sea
Choose from six characters, each with his own storyline.
Joao Franco, for example.
Start of Joao Franco's story. Looks like your typical JRPG at first.
Your stats and rankings.
Towns have different graphics depending on their location. Catalina has traveled far from Europe in this shot.
Looking at the local trading goods
The useful telescope, one of the various items in the game
One of the discoveries I made during my travels - the Khufu Pyramid
The tales of the wonders I witnessed impress the tavern waitresses around the world
Inside a building after traveling even farther east
Character info - one of my navigators
Choosing attacks during a duel
This screen is shown when the duel actions are executed
After a successful battle, I can choose if I want to add captured ships to my fleet.