Pirate's Treasure Review
- Lots of challenges to complete.
- Clever PG-rated dialogue.
- Familiar dual-stick gameplay.
- Flamethrower is unbalanced.
- Slippery movement.
Pirate's Treasure goes that one extra step with dual-stick shooters by adding challenge based gameplay, but once you're pimped out things can get repetitive.
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It's hard to think that something like Minigore could be made more addictive, but combining dual-stick shooter gameplay with challenge based quests is certainly a good start. Pirate's Treasure by Chillingo follows the fate of a thick-skulled ruffian as he attempts to reclaim treasure that was stolen from him and regain his fierce fighting skills.
At first the game gives you a taster of what it's like to be at full power, pitting you against Death himself and a horde of undead creatures. The controls at this level are incredibly smooth and being busted back down to sluggish movement with slow firing weapons can feel seriously underwhelming. However you'll quickly regain your powers as you pummel your way through an onslaught of challenges to unlock new challenges and the occasional brutal event like killing 1000 enemies to test your stamina.
The 3D designs are simplistic and many of the models are reused with new skins and sizes to flesh out the variety. There are around 50 or so levels to complete in the main campaign to keep you amused with its simple storyline, but endless challenges and bonus levels can be unlocked and add a lot of replayability.
A bit more variety in the gameplay or bonuses would have gone a long way to make Pirate's Treasure a true classic, but the somewhat basic dual-stick shooter gameplay does start to get repetitive once you've maxed out your character. A hearty challenge for all action fans to enjoy.
Description50% OFF TO CELEBRATE THE MASSIVE UPDATE!!! The publisher behind Minigore returns with a dual-stick gold doubloon! Don an eye-patch, peg-leg and muskets on an action-packed romp through Treasure Island. Pirates, ye be warned!
As beautiful as Treasure Island is, you wouldn’t want to holiday there. It’s packed with all kinds of murderous scallywags including the Grim Reaper himself! Combining elements of RPG, exploration and all-out blasting mayhem, Pirate’s Treasure takes you on an enjoyable quest to recover your riches from creatures both natural and magical. Oh, and prepare to battle boss enemies that are too massive to fit on the screen!
Stunning 3D graphics bring the musket-wielding marauder’s comic capers to life as you do battle against the landlubbers and scurvy dogs of Treasure Island. Discover the secrets of the Grim Reaper’s gold and unlock achievements as you send those rampaging monsters down to see Old Hob in the squiffy-est, savvy-est, swashbuckling-est pirate shooter the iPhone and iPod touch have ever seen!
NEW SHOOTER FROM THE PUBLISHER OF MINIGORE
Chillingo returns to the dual-stick shooter realm with a breathtaking new pirate quest set against the vibrant backdrop of Treasure Island.
UPGRADES AND SPECIAL ABILITIES
This is one pirate who’s never stuck in the past. Kill enemies and earn gold to customize and buy special abilities for your devilish old sea dog.
EXOTIC LOCATIONS AND ENEMIES
The barnacled buccaneer’s quest for buried booty takes you through a story-driven campaign of over 50 levels within a host of different environments.
SIX HOURS OF GAMEPLAY AND STORY
With the Campaign Mode boasting over six hours of gameplay across its non-linear, story-driven adventure, Pirate’s Treasure’s bounty never runs out (unlike your bottle of rum).
THERE BE CRYSTAL IN THAT TREASURE!
Pirate’s Treasure is fully Crystalized, so you can publish high scores and achievements online. C’mon! Show your friends up as the scoundrels and blaggards they are!
What's New in Version 1.31.3 Update
- iPad now has moveable joysticks
- Various Bug Fixes
- 11 swashbuckling new stages to conquer!
- Awesome new Minigun and Dual Shotgun weapons
- Brand new gameplay modes
- An army of fearsome new enemies
- Upgraded shop ... and a brand new Boss that you'll recognize from another hit Chillingo shooter