Home Computing Weekly26th June 1984
Published in Home Computing Weekly #68
This is the first program I have seen from this company and it isn't what I expected.
This is claimed to be a strategy game based in the time of Elizabeth I when all men wanted to be salty seadogs giving the Spanish fleet a run for their money! Your aim is to stop the fleet from transferring gold from the Americans to Spain and then financing a vast Armada.
Display consists of a map of the Atlantic and your ship which is moved using cursor keys. You can dock, in which case you have to manoeuvre into the port and can then trade your ill-gotten gains for men, repairs or goods. You can engage the enemy and watch the battle, deciding what to do at appropriate moments and taking their gold if you win.
The game is fairly well done and has some attractive displays but I have some reservations. Luck plays too great a part to interest the serious player who is looking for skilful strategy games. I also feel that the graphics, whilst fair, aren't up to standard.