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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari ST release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall User Score (14 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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ST Action (Sep, 1993)
Put a stuffed parrot on your shoulder, slap on an eye patch. Get ready for realism on the seas as you've never experienced it before. Pirates is so realistic you may even be seasick.
Power Play (Oct, 1989)
Die Piraten-Simulation hält sich hartnäckig seit 22 Monaten in der POWER PLAY-Hitparade und hat auch nach fast zwei Jahren kein bißchen Staub angesetzt.
MICROPROSE muß sich jedoch den Vorwurf gefallen lassen, in punkto Grafik auf dem ST geschludert zu haben. Na gut, sie sind fast durchweg animiert, doch qualitativ hätten sie auf dem ST noch um einiges besser ausfallen können. Versöhnt wird man jedoch mit der MIDI-Barockmusik (!!!) und den erweiterten Charaktereigenschaften mancher Charaktere. So wird man von den Gouverneuren nunmehr um einige Gefallen gebeten, und die Schiffsbesatzung kann bei Landgängen aufgeteilt werden. Ist das nix? Also Leute, Schiff ahoi!
Tilt (Nov, 1989)
La version ST est correcte mais n'exploite pas réellement les capacités de la machine. Une simulation prenante cependant.
ST/Amiga Format (Jul, 1989)
At first glance Pirates seems nothing more than a simple strategy game with a nautical flavour, but extended play get you involved and you'll soon find that you just can't stop playing. Climbing through the ranks will take a long time and that helps to keep you glued to the deck. Eventually you'll want to retire and live a life of luxury on a desert island, but make sure Sue Lawley didn't get there first.