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A good Master System pickup. IF it's the right version..... Weston Sharpensteen (32) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.1
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Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.7
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Critic Reviews

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91
The Video Game Critic (Jul 11, 2007)
Captain Silver's elaborate musical arrangement really embodies the feel of a swashbuckling adventure. On the downside, there's no score to gauge your progress, and no password to save your progress. You'll contend with occasional cheap hits as well, such as touching a small bird (ouch!) or falling into a fountain (whoopsy daisy!). But these are pretty minor complaints when you consider how immensely playable and madly addictive Captain Silver can be.
90
Sega8bit.com (Jun 03, 2009)
A great adventure in every way - I can't really add any more to that sentiment. It may be running a little on the rare (and hence expensive)side now but its a simple concept pulled off with swashbuckling style that every SMS owner should get hold of!
85
Tilt (Apr, 1989)
Cet excellent jeu d'action bénéficie de graphismes agréables et variés, d'une animation fluide et d'une entraînante musique d'accompagnement. La progression de difficulté est bien choisie et les mordus de joystick y trouverons leur compte vu la difficulté aux phases supérieures.
79
Game Freaks 365 (Feb 09, 2006)
In conclusion, Captain Silver is an integral piece of any Sega Master System fan's collection. Of course, remember, I'm speaking only of the PAL version here, the NTSC version is completely worthless and should only be purchased to either have the most complete and thus sick collection in the world or simply to see how bad it can be when a company has to save money by stripping down an otherwise fun title. Do what I did, purchase the PAL version for the gameplay, but purchase the NTSC version for the box art and manual. Switch them, and throw out the remains, because they're worthless.
75
GamesCollection (Dec 22, 2007)
Un gioco che non è proprio una conversione, ma che sa sicuramente divertire ed impegnare molto il giocatore. Nonostante non sia graficamente eccezionale è comunque un gioco consigliato.
73
Zur Abwechslung tragen die häufigen Szenenwechsel bei (Städtchen, Schiff, Insel,...), die stets viel Action vor sehr farbenfroher Kulisse mit sich bringen, bis es am Ende zum Kampf gegen den äußerst widerspenstigen, fiesen Geist des alten SILVER kommt. Trotz einiger Ruckeleien konnte ich von CAPTAIN SILVER einen sehr positiven Eindruck gewinnen.
71
The range of adversaries and problems is extensive. This is the sort of games, like Golvellius and Lord of the Sword, that the Sega lends itself to most easily. What is lacking is variety in the gameplay - the different cute graphics you encounter don't make amends.
70
Retrogaming History (Apr 09, 2008)
Chi è solito recarsi nei parchi da divertimento sa che il tema piratesco è molto gettonato. Per non parlare dei film e dei libri. Questo Captain Silver riprende appieno le atmosfere e le ambientazioni tipiche delle avventure a bordo dei galeoni e sulle isole sperdute alla ricerca di tesori nascosti. La conversione è ben riuscita ma dato che il titolo originale non è un capolavoro, nemmeno questa cartuccia può fregiarsi di tale titolo.
70
Defunct Games (Aug 27, 2005)
The graphics are pretty impressive, though. Your character is brightly colored, as are the ridiculous bears in Hawaiian tourist outfits who attack/run into you. I actually like how walking quickly in your character's direction deemed someone an opponent in these old games. The enemies are basically what you'd expect for a game like this; natives and the like. The music is good, in the sense that it isn't annoying. You also collect gold throughout each level which can be used to redeem power ups and such. Like I said before, not a bad game, but not good enough to keep you interested 'til the end. Personally, I'll stick to Guybrush and the three headed monkey to do my swashbuckling.
60
Sure, the full two-megabit version of Captain Silver isn't the greatest game ever, but the additional enemies and levels add alot to the game, turning a mediocre, overly-easy game into a moderately difficult, yet enjoyable experience. If you liked the US version of Captain Silver, you owe it to yourself to give the European version a try.
49
Captain Silver would have been better had it featured more levels. However, its simple gameplay, attractive screens, variety of creatures and typically-Sega extra touches make what little there is to play, quite enjoyable.
47
Those who have never played a Ghosts 'n' Goblins-type game before might find this fun, but to be honest there are many better examples of the genre - try Alex Kidd or Wonderboy instead.
45
Captain Silver is a decent attempt at a Castlevania game for the Master System, but there isn't enough challenge to hold your interest. All the contents of a good action game are there, you just don't have a lot to interact with.
45
Joystick (German) (Jan, 1989)
Die Grafik ist ganz nett, ja man kann sie sogar abwechslungsreich nennen. Der Sound ist fast hörenswert und erinnert an ein altes Seemannslied, fragt sich nur welches. Leute, die dieses Spielgenre mögen, sollten sich die Cartridge anschauen, ansonsten enthalte ich mich einer weiteren Meinung.
41
Power Play (Dec, 1988)
Selten so herzhaft gegähnt: Captain Silver ist eine hochkarätige Schlafpille in Modulform. Daß Sega sich traut, für ein so windiges Spielchen knapp 90 Mark zu verlangen, zeugt von Mut (oder sollte man es besser Dreistheit nennen?). Das antike Spielprinzip beschränkt sich auf Laufen, Springen und im richtigen Moment Zuschlagen. Die Grafik ist bunt, aber streckenweise schlecht gezeichnet. Das Master System wird bei weitem nicht ausgereizt. Die wenigen positiven Seiten des Moduls: für Einsteiger hat es einen angemessenen Schwierigkeitsgrad und es gibt immerhin ein paar Extras. Die sind aber nicht sonderlich originell und können nicht viel retten. Ich habe mich bei Captain Silver schon bald kräftig gelangweilt. Es ist eindeutig eines der schlechtesten Sega-Module und wird wohl nur bei finanzstarken Sammlern Gnade finden.
26
Game Freaks 365 (Jan 15, 2006)
In conclusion, let the NTSC version of Captain Silver serve as a reminder to all future video game programmers who are porting original titles of what not to do, and let it stand further as yet another possible reason why the Master System did so terribly over here. Sure, it's not like the original version of this game was the greatest thing ever, but it certainly was a lot of fun. It's just the simple fact that Tonka felt so restricted in their funds that they had to take a nice title and make it worthless. That's just an assumption, but it has to be the reason. Why would anyone have wanted to buy this? Why did my neighbors? Well, it was on sale, I seem to remember it was in a bargain bin for five dollars at the time. I wonder why. Steer clear of this one and head straight to a European auction site or someone you know overseas. If you find the other, switch boxes, because at least that aspect of the NTSC version is presentable.