Pirates! Showdown Premium

Pirates! Showdown Premium

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

Pros
  • Intense, yet easy to learn, gameplay
  • Above average technical performance
Cons
  • It might get repetitive
  • It might have deeper strategy and tactics
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Expert's Review
8.1
Great

"Have you e'er walk'd the plank?"

Reviewed by / Nov 15, 2013

A naval RTS

Pirates! is a real time strategy game in where you manage resources at lighting fast speed to raise a fleet of dreadful pirate ships to bomb and take over neutral and enemy bastions, towns and fortresses.
Gameplay is as easy as tapping on a town to upgrade it or tapping on the the "sea lane" you want to "launch" a ship. Ships attack everything they find in their paths. Town generate a certain amount of gold per second, and once you lost any town in your home island, you lost.

Graphics are far above average to similar games, and water effects and sound effects are great. Pity there isn't weather or wind, lost chance there. Likewise, any kind of storyline, let alone cutscenes, comic-like drawings or anything to add some drama to the ka-boom ka-boom battles would have been great.

Anyway, a very interesting and enjoyable game recommended for everyone.

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Developer's original description available here
Pirates! Showdown is a fast-paced game combining real-time strategy(RTS) and defense tactics. The full hit Android game with no ads and no in-app-purchases.

Featured on Google Play

"...it's the streamlined method of delivery that makes Pirates! Showdown rather masterful."
PocketGamer.co.uk

3rd place on list of best Android tablet games!
Digital Trends

"Seriously, this is a very cool game!"
AndroidGameplay4You

5 Stars - Very addictive By far one of the best games I've ever played on my phone
5 Stars - Best game around!! Warning.....you will find yourself playing this for hours and hours ... Highly recommend this to anyone!!!
5 Stars - Wickedly entertaining A must have
5 Stars - Great game Easy to play, many skill levels, totally entertaining.

Face off against the fearsome Red Hand privateers in thrilling head-to-head pirate battles on the high sea! Capture towns and other structures to strengthen your defense and increase your gold supply. Capture your enemy's base to win, but make sure you are also defending your own base! 75 campaign levels plus randomly generated maps in skirmish mode!

STREAMLINED RTS DESIGNED FOR MOBILES!
Fast paced gameplay with RTS and lane defense tactics without heavy resource management or the need to micro-manage units. Set an initial course forward, then units will attack and capture on their way.

WEIGH ANCHOR!
Command your fleet of pirate ships as you send them to intercept the enemy pirates or lay siege to land targets. Send an armada of Brigantines or save your gold for a massive Ship of the Line!

CAPTURE!
Towns, guard towers, shipyards, lighthouses, mystical obelisks, and more can all be captured. Structures all have a unique purpose and will supply you with gold, attack your enemy, buff up you ships, allow you to launch more ships, etc.

UPGRADE!
Upgrade towns to increase gold production. Upgrade guard towers to increase their firepower and strengthen your defenses.

STRATEGY!
Will you aggressively capture towns to loot their gold or invest in the towns you have to increase their gold production? Wage a purely pirate ship battle or strengthen your defenses with upgraded guard towers? Find the right RTS strategy to beat each level.

75 UNIQUE LEVELS IN FOUR WORLDS!
Combat the enemy in the tropical Caribbean then follow them into Hades in the River Styx world. And the Open Sea and Chaos Ocean worlds have the largest levels of all

ADJUSTABLE AI DIFFICULTY!
Set the game to be as easy or as difficult as you want. Set the AI to adjust to your skill or set it to play a completely even/fair match every time. Pirates of all strategy skill levels should be satisfied

CONTROL TIME SPEED!
At any time you can speed up or slow down time to play at your own pace. Allow yourself more time to prepare your strategy or speed up your opponent's demise!

SKIRMISH MODES!
Two skirmish modes provide an infinite number of randomly generated maps

Recently changed in this version

Reduced permissions required by game
Fixed graphical issue on some Samsung devices
Added More Games list
Performance optimizations
Misc. small tweaks


Comments and ratings for Pirates! Showdown Premium
  • (69)

    by Erik Kleischmann on 14/06/2014

    Time flies by.

  • (69)

    by Malachai Hough on 05/06/2014

    I was enjoying the game up until the 3rd island where the enemy seemingly has double time and ship spawns from the start, also the enemy ai always knows the best line to take on course which means strategy is pointless and it's really about survival. For the price it's worth a look and will keep you busy for a while but due to the cheap opponent ai tactics i uninstalled as it takes away any fun.

  • (69)

    by Sam Chriswell on 31/05/2014

    I play this all the time. Now if I could find a space game with same basic set up.

  • (69)

    by Terry Hutchinson on 30/05/2014

    Generally fun-ish. But indestructible enemy ships sort of ruin the game. I guess its a bug because it sort of knocks the fun right off and makes the game pointless. Otherwise would be 4 stars

  • (69)

    by Chris Rick on 29/05/2014

    Good fun combat strategy app but simple and could use a story mode. No adds or purchas requests. I like it.

  • (69)

    by Daxon Weaver on 29/05/2014

    This game is amazing and your war showdown game is even better!!

  • (69)

    by Lucas Bauer on 28/05/2014

    Great game