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How to play Pirates!

Each game uses different controls, most DOS games use the keyboard arrows. Some will use the mouse.

Pirates! Description

The original 1987 version made by MicroProse was widely ported from the original Commodore 64 version. It was ported to the Amiga (1990), Apple II (1987), Atari ST (1989), Macintosh (1988?), Amstrad CPC (1988), Nintendo Entertainment System (1991) and as a PC booter (1987).

The Amiga, Atari ST, and PC versions featured a copy protection scheme requiring the player to identify the first privateer ship they encountered by their flag. The Commodore 64 version also used copy protection, albeit in a different form. The Amiga and Atari ST versions featured the best graphics and audio of any of the 1987 versions.

Cheats/Hints/Walkthroughs for Pirates!

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Florida Channel-Apr.-late Panama-Sep.-early
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Puerto Bello-Nov.-early Gibraltar-May.-early
Cartagena-Dec.-early Maracaibo-May.-late
Campeche-Jan.-early Rio de la Hacha-Jun.-early
Vera Cruz-Jan.-late Santa Marta-Jun.-late
Havana-Feb.-late Cartagena-Jul.-early
Florida Channel-Mar.-late Panama-Jul.-late
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Santa Marta-Nov.-late Maracaibo-May.-late
Puerto Bello-Dec.-early Rio de la Hacha-Jun.-early
Cartagena-Jan.-early Santa Marta-Jul.-early
Campeche-Feb.-early Cartagena-Jul.-late
Vera Cruz-Feb.-late Panama-Aug.-late
Havana-Mar.-late Puerto Bello-Oct.-early
Florida Channel-Apr.-late
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Maracaibo-Sep.-late Caracas-Mar.-late
Rio de la Hacha-Oct.-early Gibraltar-Apr.-early
Santa Marta-Oct.-late Maracaibo-Apr.-late
Puerto Bello-Nov.-early Rio de la Hacha-May.-early
Cartagena-Dec.-early Santa Marta-Jun.-early
Campeche-Jan.-early Cartagena-Jun.-late
Vera Cruz-Jan.-late Panama-Jul.-late
Havana-Feb.-late Puerto Bello-Sep.-early
Florida Channel-Mar.-late
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Rio de la Hacha-Oct.-late Caracas-Apr.-late
Santa Marta-Nov.-early Maracaibo-May.-late
Puerto Bello-Nov.-late Rio de la Hacha-Jun.-late
Cartagena-Dec.-late Santa Marta-Jul.-early
Campeche-Jan.-late Cartagena-Jul.-late
Vera Cruz-Feb.-early Panama-Aug.-late
Havana-Mar.-early Puerto Bello-Oct.-early
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