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Sid Meier's Pirates!

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Also known as:
  • Pirates! (alternate release title)
  • Sid Meier's Pirates!: Action and Adventure on the Spanish Main (tag-lined title)
Category: Adventure
Year: 1987
More details: MobyGames
Violence: !This game includes violence
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DOSBox: Supported (show details)

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Non-playable demo
166 kB
(0.16 MB)

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Sid Meier's Pirates! + Pirates!


This multi-game demo includes non-playable demos of Gunship, F-15 Strike Eagle, Sid Meier's Pirates! and Silent Service.


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Description (by MicroProse Software)

In Pirates! you become a 17th-century privateer captain searching the Caribbean for new ships and cities to plunder. Using your sills as a sailor, swordsman, merchant and captain, you must navigate reef-strewn waters to seize the fabled treasures of the Spanish Empire. From the excitement of attacking Spanish galleons to the romance and intrigue of foreign ports, Pirates! lets you relive the era of the buccaneer.

This is not just a game of sea battles, but a unique program combining the realism of simulation, the fun of the arcade and the interaction of adventure and role-playing games. In the tradition of all MicroProse software, Pirates! offers hundreds of hours of stimulating game play, using multiple scenarios to ensure a continuing challenge. Varied difficulty levels provide fun for beginners and experienced players.

Pirates! is another creation by Sid Meier, designer of the best-selling simulations, F-15 Strike Eagle and Silent Service. He has reproduced the ships, waters, prevailing winds and ports of the Caribbean to provide a realistic look at the pirate era. So grab your cutlass before you embark on this exciting voyage through history.

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Sid Meier's Pirates!



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