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Old 10 May 2010, 23:35   #1
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Matt Chat 61: Sid Meier's Pirates!

Avast, ye scallywags!

Matey Barton made a shantey 'bout Sid Meier's great, grand Pirates! Arrr!

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Old 10 May 2010, 23:43   #2
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Anyway, another great review! You're like a talking Amiga Power Magazine
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Old 11 May 2010, 00:02   #3
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This is an awesome game I recently got back into. Will see thsi episode asap.
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Hahaha! Aye, 'tis a fascinating game, me hearties. Thanks for a'posting.
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Old 11 May 2010, 02:14   #5
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The first time I saw the game Pirates was a brief clip of the NES version on Gamesmaster. I Thought the Amiga version was great although the C64 game featured in the video looks really classic now.
I thought the Sword fighting in the game was always a bit hit and miss though...
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Old 11 May 2010, 04:50   #6
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This must surely be the funniest compliment I've ever received.

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Old 11 May 2010, 06:15   #7
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I like the music in the original version a lot, I think they should have kept it in the remake. Why the hell did they choose to put in there the Spongebob Squarepants song (you can hear it while you sail, albeit briefly)? o_O
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one thing that the C64 version had over the amiga version was the auto scrolling of the map. I never really understood why they couldn't do the scrolling map on the Amiga
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Old 11 May 2010, 09:43   #9
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Aye, Pirates tis a great game. Played it on the C64 first and I was impressed that it was really playable. Still prefer the Miggy version now
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I played the hell out of this game, I even scored the rank of kings advisor. 100 points, that took quite a bit of dedication.

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Why the hell did they choose to put in there the Spongebob Squarepants song
It's called "Sailors Hornpipe", and it's often used as a theme for all things piratey. Pirates Gold was released a fair bit before Spongebob was.
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Played the Amiga version a LOT and recently tried the XBox version, which actually had the nice Pirates! feeling from the original. Good job!
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If you guys like pirate music, I highly recommend Toucan Pirates:
http://www.toucanpirates.com/

I could listen to them all day! I also tried Nox Arcana's Phantoms of the High Seas. A scary take on pirate music:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001FE0XKW/?tag=brsite3-20

One of these days I should try to interview Mr. Meier. I wonder how hard he is to contact?
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Knocking on Firaxis' door might work : http://www.firaxis.com/company/contact.php
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Played a bit of Pirates! Gold, but was already spoilt by Cap'n Guybrush.

Musicwise check out the Rakish Rogues.
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ah great, I was just starting to wonder about a next episode and what do ye know, thar she be!

Excellent movie also, because I've never actually had the pleasure of playing Pirates!
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Excellent movie also, because I've never actually had the pleasure of playing Pirates!
Do it. Now.
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Its on the list
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Really worth your time gimby Maybe you should check the 2004 remake, but at least have a look at the Miggy version.
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Its on the list
Well, put it on top
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It's called "Sailors Hornpipe", and it's often used as a theme for all things piratey. Pirates Gold was released a fair bit before Spongebob was.
I prefer the classical music score of the original, it is more fitting to the general theme. That silly music is bullshit!
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