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Skull & Crossbones

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
...
2.9
Commodore 64
52
2.6
Amiga
53
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Description

Fight as either Red Beard or One Eye through various pirate themed levels, like ships and forts, and even some non-pirate themed levels, battling ninjas, skeletons, and others in a quest to get back your hard earned money from an evil wizard. You can also fight side by side with a friend (who controls the pirate you didn't choose).

Fighting works like fencing, with a few different moves to use, including parrying. The levels scroll through with a boss at the end of each. You gain money by vanquishing foes and digging for treasure where X marks the spot.

Screenshots

Skull & Crossbones DOS Sailors attack one by one, thankfully.
Skull & Crossbones Commodore 64 This one be a might tough.
Skull & Crossbones Commodore 64 I be digging for buried treasure. Arg!
Skull & Crossbones Atari ST Intro shot

Alternate Titles

  • "Skull and Crossbones" -- 8-bit in-game title

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The Press Says

Zzap! Commodore 64 May, 1991 81 out of 100 81
64'er Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 6 out of 10 60
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1991 59 out of 100 59
ST Format Atari ST Jul, 1997 59 out of 100 59
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 57 out of 100 57
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Jul, 1991 57 out of 100 57
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jun, 1991 57 out of 100 57
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 42 out of 100 42
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 32 out of 100 32
Games-X DOS Jul, 1991 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Contributed to by -Chris (7363), FatherJack (39315), Kabushi (121977), Martin Smith (63162) and Knyght (645)