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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 Title Screen.
Cosmic Pirate Commodore 64 Toll.
Cosmic Pirate Commodore 64 Simulation Price List.
Cosmic Pirate Amiga Title screen

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Feb, 1989 89 out of 100 89
The One Amiga Feb, 1989 86 out of 100 86
The One Atari ST Jun, 1989 82 out of 100 82
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Apr, 1989 82 out of 100 82
ST Format Atari ST Mar, 1991 80 out of 100 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Apr, 1989 786 out of 1000 79
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1989 75 out of 100 75
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
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Nov, 1989 64 out of 100 64


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