Sid Meier’s Pirates! is a video game created by Sid Meier and developed and published by MicroProse in 1987. It was the first game to include the name “Sid Meier” in its title as an effort by MicroProse to attract fans of Meier’s earlier games, most of which were combat vehicle simulation video games. The game is a simulation of the life of a pirate, a privateer or a pirate hunter in the in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
Brilliant logic game about piracy of vessels battle well done.
One of these is the 17th Century naval setting, with the opposing galleons of Black Pete the pirate, versus Captain Carlos of the Spanish Armada. Each opposing ship has 15 troops (checkers) laying in wait in the cannon bays, ready to pounce out onto the “game board”. Each of the five cannons bays has three troops. You have the option to play as Captain Carlos or Black Pete.
Game Type : Arcade, Jump n run Game Info : The Amiga may be a classic system but that doesn’t mean that games are no longer produced for it and sure enough here comes Solid Gold. This is a neat Jump n Run 8-way scrolling game written just for the Amiga, which features ten levels spanning four worlds. What’s more with different graphics and enemies, you’d think this was a retail release.
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders ( or ザックマックラッケン Zakkumakkurakken in the Japanese version) is a graphical adventure game, originally released in October 1988, published by Lucasfilm Games (later known as LucasArts). It was the second game to use the SCUMM engine, after Maniac Mansion. The project was led by David Fox, with Matthew Alan Kane as the co-designer and co-programmer.
Like Maniac Mansion, it was developed for the Commodore 64 and later released in 1988 for that system and IBM PC (MS-DOS).An Apple II version was apparently planned, but never released. The following year in 1989, the game was ported to the Amiga and Atari ST.