Buccaneers

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Title screen.

Buccaneers is a pirate-themed beat 'em up developed and published by Duintronic for the arcade in 1989. This was the company's first and last game. It was never ported to any other platform.

Personal

I found this game randomly while exploring MAME. I played around with it for a little while, but, after fighting with the controls, I quickly gave up on it.

Status

I do not own this game, I have not beaten it, and have no desire to ever play this game again.

Review

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Best Version: Arcade

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Good

  • Although they're quite dated, the graphics are well-drawn.

Bad

  • The game is terribly monotonous, the enemies are very dull.
  • You play on a 2-D platform without the ability to move up or down despite the graphics making it look like you should.
  • Jumping is very difficult to control.
  • The music is dull, and the sound effects are obnoxious.
  • The ending is the same as the title screen. How boring.
  • The bosses can be defeated almost entirely by mashing the kick button.

Ugly

  • Play control is so slow and sluggish that the game is practically unplayable.
  • With only 4 stages, and stage 4 being a mere boss fight, the game is extremely short. It can be finished in about 5 minutes.

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Longplay.

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