Sid Meier’s Pirates! has just been released for the iPad and it is one of the games from that past that should bring a smile to the face of anyone over 30. Originally released in 1987, this was the first game to feature Sid Meier’s name in its title to attract fans of Sid’s other games; which were mostly flight simulators at that time. The iPad version released today has updated graphics but still has the great game play of the original.
All hands on Deck! Sid Meier's Pirates! is an exciting high-seas adventure that allows buccaneers to helm one of 27 fully customizable ships as they descend upon unsuspecting ports of call to amass a motley crew of seafaring bandits. As a fearless Pirate Captain you will collect hidden treasure maps, undertake daring missions and courageous rescues, and swiftly hand out pirate-style justice to local braggarts at every port. The wild call of the ocean will lure you back to sea where they'll encounter enemy pirates and engage in mind-blowing open sea battles unlike any other game before on the iPad.
The game is available for the iPad only. The iPad 2 also has some additional features; such as the ability to “Piratize” your own photograph, improved game graphics and additional video effects. This one is definitely the one to accompany me on my upcoming summer vacation!
[$3.99 – iTunes link]