All Aboard For Pirate’s Treasure For iPhone & iPod Touch [Review]



If you’re a fan of games like Minigore or Guerilla Bob, then developers GameLab have a treat in store for you – Pirate’s Treasure for iPhone and iPod Touch – boasting stunning 3D graphics, all-out blasting mayhem and bosses too massive to fit on the screen, this game will certainly keep you entertained!

Pirate’s Treasure shares the same dual-stick control system that makes Minigore such fun and so simple to play. Unlike Minigore however, Pirate’s Treasure isn’t just about trying to shoot as many enemies as you can. Instead you play the role of a pirate in a campaign to recover all of your gold from all kinds of ‘murderous scallywags.’

There are 50 levels to play in total, each with a different mission in a different environment, which you must complete in order to collect a key to progress to the next level. Missions will consist of things like killing a certain number of enemies, staying alive for a certain length of time, collecting so many coins, or a mixture of all three. The further you progress within the game, the harder each mission becomes.

As you kill enemies you will also collect gold coins, which you can use in the shop for things like upgrading your fire power, or speeding up your pirate’s movement, as well as increasing your luck to find special items faster. The further you get in to the game, the more you will need the upgrades available in the shop to help you with the harder missions, so collecting as many gold coins as you can within each stage is imperative to keep that Grim Reaper at bay.

Pirate’s Treasure certainly lives up to its claim of ‘stunning’ graphics, and GameLab have done a good job of making the 3D characters and environments look really special. However it’s the campaign mode that puts this game above Minigore and other similar shooters – having missions to complete, different stages to unlock and the ability to improve your pirate along the way keep you glued to your device and forever wanting more. Whereas simply trying to kill as many enemies as you can without dying can become pretty boring after a while.

As an introductory offer, Pirate’s Treasure is currently available with 33% off at $1.99, which I’m sure you’ll agree is a bargain for over 6 hours of gameplay.

Pirate’s Treasure is published by Chillingo and can be found in the App Store here.


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