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In Cosmic Pirate the player takes the role of a criminal who works for The Council, a space pirate organization. It offers several missions to the player, all with the goal to hijack a space truck. During the course of the game the player will undertake increasingly more dangerous and difficult missions.

This game is a multi-directional shooter. For each mission the player gets transported to the estimated destination of the truck. However, the correct space sector has to be found first through the means of elimination. The player uses warp beacons to go to the next sector and when the correct one is found, the radar shows the way to the truck.

However, every usage of a beacon costs money which is earned by shooting alien ships in the current sector, which can be freely explored in all directions. Every killed enemy gives credits and probably leaves an extra behind which gives advantages if picked up, e.g. bonus credits, a protection shield or a smart bomb. Money left after finishing a mission can be reinvested into ship upgrades.


Cosmic Pirate Commodore 64 Cosmic Sector Map.
Cosmic Pirate Commodore 64 Loading screen
Cosmic Pirate ZX Spectrum Main Menu
Cosmic Pirate Amiga However, despite screwing it up...

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Computing Amiga May, 1989 92 out of 100 92
Zzap! Amiga Apr, 1989 87 out of 100 87
The One Amiga Feb, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Joystick (German) Amiga May, 1989 8 out of 10 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Apr, 1989 786 out of 1000 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST May, 1989 8.4 out of 12 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 69 out of 100 69
Crash! ZX Spectrum Nov, 1989 67 out of 100 67
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Nov, 1989 64 out of 100 64
Australian Commodore and Amiga Review Amiga May, 1989 Unscored Unscored


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