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[AMSTRAD CPC] Skull & Crossbones - Longplay & Pirate Review
[AMSTRAD CPC] Skull & Crossbones - Longplay & Pirate Review
20 May 2011, 6:43 am

 
[AMSTRAD CPC] Skull & Crossbones - Longplay & Pirate Review
[AMSTRAD CPC] Skull & Crossbones - Longplay & Pirate Review

Skull And Crossbones arcade conversion to the Amstrad CPC - longplay and (pirate!) review Sorry but pirate One Eyed Willy takes over the reviewing duties this time from a Xyphoe sick with scurvy :( He's a bit of a crap pirate, but so is this game! So lets take a look at a pirate game seeing as Pirates Of The Caribbean 4 is out.... Lovely graphics, music and a fast moving sprite is let down by some of the WORST scrolling I've ever seen and a game riddled with bugs! Likely to crash at any moment... ...in fact it does at the start of level 4. The original disk dump on the CPC-Power site crashes there, but thankfully there's another disk dump of a cracked version (that ironically crashes on level 1!) that has a level select so I continue on using that. Domark yet again making a right hash of a conversion, at least with 128k it loads in all the levels at once. There's a REALLY long wait before the next level loads in from memory (and is where it usually crashes) but I've edited out this wait. cpc-power.com
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Amstrad action gave this a poor review.

You did well to play it for so long!
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Good video, enjoyed it  :)


Scrolling is absolutely terrible - when I see things like this I want to fix it...!

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Amstrad action gave this a poor review.

You did well to play it for so long!


I do remember AA giving this a low score initially as a Full-price game (is this what you mean by a poor review, or poor as in it wasn't reviewed properly?), though when it was re-released at a Budget cost, it got 86% or some high figure from Tim Norris? I guess it's just one of those sorts of games where people could love it and other hate it. The only time a game is seriously rubbish is when the programming is shoddy!  ???  In this case it's the reverse of WWF!  ;D
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Scrolling is absolutely terrible - when I see things like this I want to fix it...!

Go for it!
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