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Sid Meier's Pirates!

“Raid the Caribbean as a 17th-century pirate captain in this epic, open-ended seafaring adventure. Based on Sid Meier's original masterpiece, Pirates!, Sid Meier's Pirates! has you facing countless dogged enemies, wooing fair maidens and raising the Jolly Roger on the high seas in pursuit of riches. Discover what it takes to become one of the most famous pirates in history!”

Pros: Excellent gameplay! Simple, easy to follow plot. Great graphics and sounds. This game can be easily played on iPads and iPad Minis and Macs. G-rated fun for the whole family. A lot of fun – my favorite game on the iPad, iPhone, and Mac!

Cons: Graphics somewhat cartoonish but given the wide age group that this game appeals to, it’s fine. Dancing with every governor’s daughter gets tiring and repetitive. Kiss your free time goodbye as this is a very addicting game! If you’re loved one says he/she is “only going to play for a little while,” trust me, he/she is lying!

Comments: I have been playing a variant of this game since the mid-‘80s and each version is better than the last but holds true to the fun gameplay of the original. You choose your nationality and roam the open seas in search of a better life whether through trading goods with other seaports or raiding other ships or both. You start out with a small ship and no titles or notoriety but, little by little, you start to make a name for yourself and local governors bestow you with titles, rank and privilege. Impress the local governor’s daughter enough and you might even take her hand in marriage. You’ll face dirty, cutthroat pirates as well as exceptionally trained naval crews from various nationalities such as Spain, England, Holland, and France as you battle your way to the top of the list of famous pirates.

Sid Meier’s Pirates for iOS is
the game for the iPad/iPhone. Sid Meier’s Pirates is also the game for the Mac. You’ll play for hours and hours. A definite must have!

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