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Fight as either Red Beard or One Eye through various pirate themed levels, like ships and forts, and even some non-pirate themed levels, battling ninjas, skeletons, and others in a quest to get back your hard earned money from an evil wizard. You can also fight side by side with a friend (who controls the pirate you didn't choose).

Fighting works like fencing, with a few different moves to use, including parrying. The levels scroll through with a boss at the end of each. You gain money by vanquishing foes and digging for treasure where X marks the spot.

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Skull & Crossbones DOS Duel on the battlements.
Skull & Crossbones DOS In the hotseat-style two-player mode, players don't go through a level simultaneously but one after another, then duel each other for the level's treasure.
Skull & Crossbones Commodore 64 I be digging for buried treasure. Arg!
Skull & Crossbones Amiga Starting on my ship.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Skull and Crossbones" -- 8-bit in-game title

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Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Arcade Mar 15, 2002 85 out of 100 85
64'er Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 6 out of 10 60
Play Time Atari ST Jun, 1991 60 out of 100 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Jul, 1991 57 out of 100 57
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jun, 1991 57 out of 100 57
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 57 out of 100 57
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1991 42 out of 100 42
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 May, 1991 4.2 out of 12 35
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 32 out of 100 32
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17

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