Description of Sid Meier's Pirates!
Discover Sid Meier's Pirates! (also known as 席德梅尔的海盗, Xide Meier de Haidao, Sid Meier's Pirates!: Action and Adventure on the Spanish Main, Pirates!), an excellent game of 1994. With top-down perspective, the publisher Kixx had wonderful ideas around naval, real-time, sailing / boating, trade.
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Comments and reviews
mr.maad 2016-08-20 0 point
Played it on commodore 64, Amiga 500, Pc and still going strong :)
One of the best games ever, but its Meiers, so i expect nothing less
Chris 2015-06-22 0 point DOS version
Easily one of the best games in video history. This, along with Star Control II will give you weeks of entertainment for free.
aswarp 2014-11-06 4 points DOS version
Never too many screenshots! I loved this game... spent every hour sailing the Caribbean. The manual with texts from historian PhD E. Bever was great too. I wish more games nowadays had PhDs as advisors.
I still can hear the funny sound the wind and waters made on my computer when sailing against the currents, which were also simulated with scientific accuracy, including the west-to-east stationary stream. Every bit of this game I loved. If anything, I would have liked my ship to sail a little faster, for I spent hours of my life staring at an almost entirely blue screen, daydreaming with Pirates in the last half millenium. The game also sported various different campaigns set in different times, with abundant literature and a number of possible outcomus depending upon how you lived your life as a Pirate. There is a modern remake which I am playing now... Mr. Bever is gone, but the graphics are way better and keeps one hokked to the computer as during childhood. Don't play it if you have a thesis to write... ;)
Cruxader 2013-11-15 0 point DOS version
One of the greatest games ever made. I still play the NES version, which is a direct port, with slightly enhanced graphics, of this version probably three or four times a year. It never gets old.
The new version from a few years ago is very good too, but I keep coming back to this one.
I love this game so much I actually wrote a guide for it on gamefaqs.com.
Dazaster 2013-11-08 3 points DOS version
You seem to be confused. The above graphics are from the original Pirates from 1987, not 1994. '94 was Pirates Gold with VGA graphics.
The original '87 version was the first PC game I ever bought, and still one of my favorites.
A Wise Old Man 2013-02-19 -2 points DOS version
Maybe you just have too short an attention span. You should take your ritalin instead of selling it on the playground, you stupid juvie!
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