DescriptionThe watery world of Mer is threatened by the deadly Dark Water. Prince Ren and his companions must find the Treasures of Rule to control the Dark Water and return Mer to its former glory. Always hot on their heels is the evil pirate-lord Bloth who wants to find the treasures to rule over Mer.
Based on a cartoon series by the same name, The Pirates of Dark Water is a side scrolling fighting game similar to Final Fight or Streets of Rage.
The player chooses a character, from among Prince Ren and his two companions Tula and Ioz, who differ in strength and agility, but who use the same basic attacks. There are two attack buttons, one for fast attacks and combinations and one for a single heavy attack. Other controls include: blocking attacks, grabbing and throwing opponents, dash attacks while running, and a special attack that hits multiple enemies consuming life energy at the same time. Most levels also require you to avoid obstacles like chasms, falling rocks or spikes that shoot out of the ground.
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|Video Games & Computer Entertainment||Apr, 1994||8 out of 10||80|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Mar, 1994||30 out of 40||75|
|Video Games||Jul, 1994||67 out of 100||67|
|Play Time||Jul, 1994||62 out of 100||62|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Feb 19, 2010||12 out of 20||60|
|Game Players||Apr, 1994||56 out of 100||56|
|Mega Fun||Jul, 1994||53 out of 100||53|
|Total! (Germany)||Jul, 1994||3.75 out of 6||45|
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