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A pirate's tale!

by ShayAvr

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File size: 5 MB
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Graphics: 320x200, 16-bit color
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Release Date:
29 Sep 2008
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Medium length game
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium length game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
Non-adventure game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
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Content advisory:
Bad LanguageOccasional, mild
ViolenceOccasional, mild


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About this game

You play Nathaniel Goodfellow, a deck boy onboard of an English merchant ship. One night the ship harbours at Nodha Island, at the Caribbean sea, for a stop. There Nathaniel learns of a great treasure hidden beneath a mysterious island belonged to a notorious undead pirate. Along with a fellow crewmate and a beautiful brave archaeologist, Nathaniel embarks on an adventure to find the mysterious island, get the plunder and become a great pirate. New version released: A Pirates Tale v1.2 Release info: Bugs fixed Improvements: - All typos fixed New Features: - All characters, hotspots and objects are shown in the status bar while mouse-over

AGS Panel Review

"Some decent attempts at some Monkey Island-style humour (and a largish game world) are a plus, but enjoyment is hampered by somewhat rough graphics and interactions."

12 people commented on this game (newest first):

Just finished playing this game and I must say it is very good!

If you can get past the simplistic graphics and many English language issues with spelling and grammar you will find a charming and nostalgic adventure awaits!

The Monkey Island feel was well done without ripping anything much off from it. I really felt like I was playing an adventure game from around 1989 or so.

The puzzles ranged from good to really good with only one or two being a bit of the WTF?! variety. A few times I got stumped because of a game mechanic issue rather than an actual puzzle, but, like I said: 1989 adventure game...

Well worth a play!
2018-06-25 11:50:10 by Mandle
A game with simple and catchy graphics, nice humor and good puzzles.
I love the author drawings, thumbs up!
2009-04-04 20:48:22 by bicilotti
Actualy there is one accordion playing monkey in this Monkey Island spin-off game... ;-)
2008-11-26 10:50:15 by arj0n (Arj0n)
I admire the effort that went into this game. A good, decent sized game that is worth checking out.

A bit of coding messed up around the fountain area at the start, and well sort of a Monkey Island spin-off (without any monkeys), hehe, good fun
2008-11-25 16:28:37 by Andy
A good game to play, even though it has it's minuses...
2008-11-16 16:37:35 by thepr
Excellent quality, with a good attention to detail. I really enjoyed it.
2008-10-30 19:13:59 by Tinkerer (tinkerer)
I really enjoyed this game, but I regret that it looks too much like Monkey Island and Indiana Jones FoA. And the graphics could have been better too. But the story is great !
2008-10-29 07:35:44 by Marion
And I forgot to mention that the author's taken a lot of trouble with the music too (I'll even forgive him the attempt at an Irish tune).
2008-10-06 15:05:43 by Zargblast
Forget the atrocious spelling (treat it like 'How to be Topp'), enjoy the mix of somewhat rudimentary and well-designed graphics, persist with pixel-hunting and become immersed in a thoroughly pleasurable game.
2008-10-06 15:02:32 by Zargblast
Simple graphical style but obviously a lot of work has gone in here. Much better then it may appear from Screenshots.
2008-10-06 09:31:05 by McBoy
Hear hear, Arjon.
This game deserves three stars at least!
2008-09-30 21:18:08 by speelteveel
Most of the remakes and look-alike fangames are in sierra style but not this time.

One of the few games that realy do it by giving back that oldschool-adventure-gaming feeling (for me at least ;-)). Prepair to go back in time... This time in MI1 flavour!

New MI1 styled graphics + nor completely but nicely done sound (mostly done in MI1 style) = Nice overall MI1 atmosphere.

Combined with:
Nice set of puzzles, (from rookie to medium / hard),
Funny animations,
Funny MI1 conversations.
(And a typo version of the languagefile, but that fades away during playing and get caught by that MI1 feeling)

A gem (even with the spelling prob), this time polished in MI style, don't miss it!

Thumbs up for ShayAvr!
2008-09-30 00:23:40 by Arj0n
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