Sid Meier’s Pirates for iPad… what a day!
2K Games just released one of my childhood’s favourite games for iPad: Sid Meier’s Pirates. First I hoped it might actually be an adaption of the first version of the game, which was released in 1987 and I liked best. Sadly it isn’t, but anyway…
Sid Meier’s Pirates is an adaptation of a PC game that came out in 2004, an homage to a much earlier game originally developed for Commodore 64 in 1987. The game puts you in the role of an enterprising young pirate captain as you collect treasure maps, go on missions and rescues, and fight other pirates on the high seas.
The game includes Game Center functionality and promises some iPad specific features, such as improved graphics, additional visual effects and piratizing one’s picture with the iPad 2 camera. The gameplay seems to be as usual, beginning with the game’s setup. All experience levels and more importantly all date periods for the game seem to be included. With just a few clicks the adventure can begin. On first glance the controls seem to be fitting to the iPad. For those of you who want to to find our more, take at look at the Sid Meier’s Pirates microsite.