& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Captain Blood. How on earth do you play this game?
It's a question I have asked myself many times over the
years but never found the answer. I've attempted to play
it many times, but found myself just clicking buttons at
random and getting lost in the bizarre universe in which
the game is set. Finally, I've put the time in to
understand and work out the plot and objectives of this
truly baffling game...
You take control of
Captain Blood who sits at the controls of a large
spaceship. The game is played from the cockpit of the
craft, which is capable of visiting thousands of planets
in a vast universe. The aim is to find and destroy five
duplicates of yourself and find Torka (the babe of the
galaxy) and hopefully live happily ever after. You
control the action by clicking icons that allow you to
converse with aliens and carry out instructions such as
blowing up planets and teleporting aliens onto the ship.
The confusion lies in the dialogue between you and the
aliens. It's mainly a case of working out what
information you need and how to extract it from the
aliens. You will get used to the syntax eventually once
you are familiar with the planet and character names.
Some send you on missions and then give you clues and
planet locations in return for your help. Eventually you
will track down the duplicates and you need to trick
them into boarding your ship so that you can exterminate
graphics are cool with tons of alien life forms and
thousands of places to visit. The sound is okay and it
plays really well although the pace isn't that fast.
This game is a work of art and is quite rewarding if you
can get into it. That said, it does require patience and
hard work on your part to get the best out of it.
Hmmmm... who's she?!
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I followed some tips online and put several hours of
hard work into it.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Before the final duplicate is killed, he tells you the
location of the planet Corpo (which is where you find
Torka). After killing him, you can go and collect the
babe and beam her onto your ship and complete the game.
The ending shows Torka stretched out in the cockpit with
not many clothes on. The icon whizzes around the screen
and the icons flicker at the bottom. It seems Captain
Blood is very happy to find his babe.