Monday, October 23, 2017

Let's Play Sid Meier's Pirates

Recently, the folks over at Humble Bundle gave Sid Meier's Civilization III away as a free download via Steam. Or course, I couldn't help but get in on the deal. I haven't played it yet, but it reminded me of another one of Sid Meier's games: Pirates. Sid Meier's Pirates was released in 2004 as a remake to a game that came out in 1987. I remember playing Pirates on my old Tandy 1000 back in those days, and the newer version has been a big favorite as well.

Your character is a man whose family was imprisoned by the evil Marquis de la Montalban. Fortunate enough to evade capture, but left penniless on the streets, your character signs on to a sailing vessel to travel to the Caribbean to seek his fortune as a privateer and perhaps even rescue his family. You sail all over the Caribbean attacking ships, sacking towns, dueling enemy Captains and charming the ladies.

In Part I of my Let's Play: Sid Meier's Pirates, I go through creating a character, getting licensed to privateer from various countries, attacking enemy ships, fencing against enemy ship Captains, trading with merchants, obtaining higher ranks and finding buried treasure.


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