Sid Meier's Pirates! On the ZX Spectrum? Well here's Black Flag!

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It is incredible to think that the original Sid Meier's retro gaming hit of 'Pirates!', from way back in the late 80's can still be played today and enjoyed by people of all ages. It had you sailing your very own ship such as a fast sloop, capturing other ships, looking for treasure, sword fighting on deck, and marrying a rather pretty lady! The problem was however, that even though it was a highly addictive game and appeared on the Amiga, Amiga CD32, Apple II/IIGS, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC and many others, it did not appear on the ZX Spectrum. Atleast until now...

Overworld Map based on Amiga/NES versions

As a glorious heads up by ZX Dev and announced via the ZX-DEV Mia Remakes competition, it looks as if a developer by the name of catmeows will be making a Pirates! inspired ZX Spectrum game and will be titled as 'Black Flag' targeting the 48k ZX Spectrum. For those of you asking if it is a working title, it is. As he also goes on to say he is using strategy quides and FAQs for C64 and NES versions as a main reference, and the possibility of features from the Pirates! 2004 version such as  Indian, Missionary and Pirate factions. 

For any further updates watch this space!

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