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Pirates of the Barbary Coast

Critic Score User Score
Atari ST
...
4.5
DOS
...
4.1
Commodore 64
51
4.5

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Atari 8-bit 3 4.5
Atari ST 2 4.5
Commodore 64 3 4.5
DOS 4 4.1
Combined User Score 12 4.4


Critic Reviews

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83
Atari 8-bitThe Video Game Critic
Pirates of the Barbary Coast looks terrific. Although most of its screens are static images, these are nicely illustrated. The cursor control could use some work (click on the edge of a button and it won't register), but at least the arrow moves at a reasonable speed. I'm not crazy about having to flip the floppy disk between plays, but otherwise there's little to complain about. With good graphics and a nice mix of strategy and action, Pirates of the Barbary Coast is everything a pirate game should be.
75
Atari STThe Atari Times
Of course this game suffered pretty much from its competition with Pirates! but the software company had the good idea to publish it for both the ST and XL. The ST version of Pirates! was delayed for a long time and was never programmed for the XL. Unfortunately, the ST Pirates of the Barbary Coast looks not as good as the ST version of Pirates! - maybe it was rushed out to avoid competition. Overall, this game can be a lot of fun if you are into trading games.
65
Commodore 64ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Die Grafiken des Spiels sind gut. Der Handlungsablauf konnte ├╝berzeugen. Das Spiel verspricht, eine ganze Weile interessant zu bleiben und bietet eine gute Mischung aus Strategie-und Action-Elementen und ist recht einfach in der Handhabung. Gesamturteil: gut.
60
Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Cascade has hit on a mediocre game formula. Commodore strategists may enjoy it for a few hours but the ST version, which performs in low-resolution graphics mode, make a mockery of the 16-bit power. The company should either have added to the plot and produced high-res graphics for the ST, or left the game on the Commodore.
57
Commodore 64Zzap!
A noble attempt at a budget disk game, unfortunately let down by the lack of depth and variety.
50
Commodore 64Commodore User
Pirates of the Barbary Coast isn't dreadful, it's just rather, well, dull. Unless you're overly anxious to be on the high seas I'd turn to the Microprose Pirates review to see it's any better.
40
Atari STComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Cascade has hit on a mediocre game formula. Commodore strategists may enjoy it for a few hours but the ST version, which performs in low-resolution graphics mode, make a mockery of the 16-bit power. The company should either have added to the plot and produced high-res graphics for the ST, or left the game on the Commodore.
20
Commodore 64Computer Gaming World (CGW)
An arcade- like game with mediocre graphics and marginal gameplay. Rescue the merchant's daughter, kill the pirate; "In like Flynn" but without his panache and elan.
20
Atari STComputer Gaming World (CGW)
An arcade- like game with mediocre graphics and marginal gameplay. Rescue the merchant's daughter, kill the pirate; "In like Flynn" but without his panache and elan.
20
Atari 8-bitComputer Gaming World (CGW)
An arcade- like game with mediocre graphics and marginal gameplay. Rescue the merchant's daughter, kill the pirate; "In like Flynn" but without his panache and elan.
20
DOSComputer Gaming World (CGW)
An arcade- like game with mediocre graphics and marginal gameplay. Rescue the merchant's daughter, kill the pirate; "In like Flynn" but without his panache and elan.