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Captain Blood

DOS - 1988

Also available on: Mac - Commodore 64 - Amiga - Amstrad CPC - Atari ST - Apple IIgs

Alt names L'Arche du Capitaine Blood, Die Arche des Captain Blood
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Adventure
Theme Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher Mindscape, Inc.
Developer ERE Informatique
Perspective 1st-Person
Dosbox support Supported on current version
4.8 / 5 - 20 votes

Description of Captain Blood

Don't let the disappointing 1994 CD-ROM sequel of this game fool you-- Captain Blood became an instant classic when it was first released for the Atari ST. Similar to many other sci-fi classics such as Elite and Starflight, this game is hard to pigeonhole: it weaves action, adventure, and strategy elements into a cohesive whole.

In Exxos' typical how-did-they-think-of-this plot, your task is to find and destroy five 'Numbers' (i.e. clones of yourself) from which you will suck bodily fluid to survive. The hallmark of this game is the unique alien language (which you must learn) and compelling setting.

The adventure portion is non-linear, as there are many randomly-generated planets to explore. The interface takes a while getting used to, so make sure you read the manual carefully. Highly recommended to anyone who is looking for a challenging and thoroughly original space adventure.

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

Caticorn 2019-03-12 0 point

The DOS screenshots aren't from the downloadable file, which is CGA only.

Gary 2018-07-30 -3 points DOS version

Oooohhhhh the pain.

I am 57 and have had problems with hemorrhoids for years. It was getting to where I was spending two weeks out of the month on the can due to constipation from opiate medication I have to take. Then one week where I use the prep H to push the roids back into place. I got refered to a surgeon recently and he said I had a bad case and set me up for surgery. They decided to do a colenistimy (colon probe. where I guess they pump you full of air and put a tube all the way up). I did not know that it was that extensive or I might of gone without least not with this surgery. I was told afterwards that I had some of the largest they had seen. Also the colen test showed some polups they had to burn out. They did not look cancerous.

I had trouble gettin cleaned out prior to surgery due to the pain and the opiates. I awoke after 2 hours of surgery. I had packing in me and was told to go home, take a bath, and they would come out. I had terriable cramps and gut pain, prostate pain, and severe anus pain. I have lots of stitches down there. I was leaking blood everywhere. I took several baths and finally the packing came out. I took stool softeners and drank a lot. Finally the first meal, or what was left over from before, came out in the bath. I didnt have a full bowel push because of the pain but a bunch of crap, in small strings, some packing, and a huge amount of blood came out. I would say a pint.

One the third day I had an involentary bowell push but came up empty. I forced a bowel movement and produced a large pile of soft serve crap which was full of blood. It becomes a real fight to live. I have some blood a fecal leakage which I clean up each time with a bath or a soaking wet warm wash cloth. Then I fold a washcloth in half and put in between my swollen cheeks until dry. They shave you down there and the stubble that grows back is very painful to the opposite side. I have never felt such pain. Each day has been a little better except for the third in which I was worse.

If you dont hear from me I am ok... or really bad.

Baskar 2018-07-08 -4 points Atari ST version

This game has also been released on the Atari 8-bit. I should know - I have it. The game did NOT transition well to the Amiga (from the 8-bit), IMHO.

Phil 2018-02-01 -3 points

Deusmundi is right. The arch of Captain Blood is a french game, developped by Exxos. So US and Minscape are not a part of the story.

Deusmundi 2017-03-31 -3 points

Sorry but I think it's a french game ! Not US !

tbcr 2015-01-08 -2 points DOS version

only 2 of the above screenshots are from the MS-DOS version, the other ones appear to be the original Atari ST version

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