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Sid Meier's Pirates! for iPad

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All hands on Deck! Sid Meier's Pirates! is an exciting high-seas adventure that allows buccaneers to helm one of 27 fully customizable ships as they descend upon unsuspecting ports of call to amass a motley crew of seafaring bandits. As a fearless Pirate Captain you will collect hidden treasure maps, undertake daring missions and courageous rescues, and swiftly hand out pirate-style justice to local braggarts at every port. The wild call of the ocean will lure you back to sea where you'll encounter enemy pirates and engage in mind-blowing open sea battles unlike any other game before on the iPad.

• Take the helm of 27 ships and customize them with assorted ammo, cannons and other upgrades
• The classic adventure by renowned creator Sid Meier, re-imagined for the iPad to take full advantage of touch controls
• Use the iPad's touch controls to parry, counter and effectively out duel your opponents into submission with lightning quick moves onboard ships, in taverns, and even in the exclusive Governor's mansion
• Challenge and pursue the most famous pirates in history, including Blackbeard, Captain Kidd and Henry Morgan

Features specific to iPad 2
- Piratize your own picture using the iPad 2's camera
- Improved graphics
- Additional visual effects

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Customer Reviews

Amazing port of an amazing game

I loved playing Pirates on my original Xbox quite a few years ago. I was so excited when i saw this come up on the ipad today!

It is almost exactly the same as the Xbox version I know and love. The only difference I've noticed is that taking over a city is no longer done through an invasion in the form of a strategy game, but rather a bombardment minigame on your boat. I do like this new method but i do prefer the old way and wish it had come back.

The controls work very well which i was worried about after losing all of the buttons the game's previous platforms had at for it to use. Luckily they did a great job moving the controls to a touchscreen interface.

The only real problem with the game is the steep learning curve. I haven't played it in a few years and that is already making it a bit difficult to remember what everything does. While the game has a comprehensive guide within it which covers all of the terms you will run across during your game, you can't check it when you have to make a decision. I would definitely look over some things in the guide early on so you know what to choose when you hsve to make any decisions.

For the $3.99 this game costs you get hours of gameplay and strong replayability. You have so many options when playing that you just can't do it all in one game. You can go all out offensively, trade and gather wealth, search for hidden areas, and more. You won't get bored playing this game.

An excellent port of the original game

Even if you've never played the original Pirates! on the PC or Mac, you instantly fall in love with this amazing iPad port. The game is 90% true to the original with the same amazing graphics and fun, addicting, swashbuckling action. The controls, such as sword fighting, sailing, and dancing, have been modified for touch. In fact, the touch controls feel more intuitive and help speed the gameplay along.

Unfortunately certain elements didn't make it from the PC/Mac version to the iPad. No longer are manual land excursions available. This is especially frustrating when collecting maps as the landmarks don't do any good since you won't be trekking around on land to see them. City missions have been stripped from the game, as well, so you won't be sneaking out of jail in this version.

A helpful feature added to the iPad version is that of tracking. Once you know the whereabouts of a particular person of interest, you have the option of tracking that person and his or her location will appear on your map, even as they move. If you grow tired of sailing from port to port just to find out that the person you are chasing has just sailed away, then the new tracking feature is for you.

You can't go wrong with this game. Purchase Pirates! You won't regret it.

!yay! my complaint list

I give this 5 stars because its almost an exact replica of the old game on xbox and i don't feel like describing why its amazing. Don't read this if your wandering to buy it this is my wish list to minor changes i want. remember when this game was in the xbox. Was my favorite. But it got scratched. So when i first saw this browsing the app i though it was a miracle. Though there was some things that weren't in my miracle.

What happened to the old way of raiding villages. I can raid a spanish capital as soon as i start the game on rogue difficulty. I liked it better when you had to storm the beach with your crew.

Where did the buccaneers go. I remember the crew with the guns and rifles who when raiding villages would take out soldiers at distance.

Could there be a day and night mode instead of just sailing forever not able to tell time by only looking at your food dwindling away. And in city you are not allowed to be in say them opening bombardment on you can you sneak in like in the old game and visit the tavern or the mayors daughter at night.

And could we escape out of jail again and have to club guards with a sock full of gold when there not shining their light on you.

Besides my long list of complaints the developers did great in bringing back a classic.

Sid Meier's Pirates! for iPad
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Released: Jul 21, 2011
  • Version: 1.0.4
  • Size: 457 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: 2K Games
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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