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As with the original, this is a blend of strategy, action and adventure. Pirates! Gold lets you play the role of a beginning buccaneer in the 17th century Spanish Main, in search of fame and fortune. Each town in this untamed raw region has different surprises and dangers.

How you acquire stature is up to you; you can make your living through honest trade and the search for hidden treasure, or you can be a little more daring and attack and plunder ships. As you can choose a specific skill to stand out in, the game can vary each time. Sword fighting is played out in side-view action sequences.


Pirates! Gold Genesis How it all starts
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Pirates! Gold Genesis A lost battle? Only if you can't swing the sword fast enough
Pirates! Gold Genesis Unfair? No, since the smaller boat can run rings around the large merchantman...

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I remember it being brand new like it was yesterday! Brian Overby (3) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Topical pirate simulator, in a tropical setting Eric Olson (1) unrated
Who wants to join me in a epic Piraety adventure? Classic Nigel (150) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

Critic Reviews Sep 13, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Feb, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Mean Machines Jan, 1994 83 out of 100 83
The Video Game Critic Dec 10, 2006 B+ 83
Video Games Feb, 1994 81 out of 100 81
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Aug, 1993 27 out of 40 68


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The Windows edition seems to be very rare.

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PCGamer77 (3233) added Pirates! Gold (Genesis) on Jun 07, 2002
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