Developer: Flashpoint Games
Current Version: 1.1.0
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 34.5 MB - Download
Pirates! Showdown is a fast-paced game combining real-time strategy(RTS) and defense tactics. The hit iOS game now available on the Mac store!
3rd place on list of best tablet games!
"Seriously, this is a very cool game!"
5 Stars - Wickedly entertaining. A must have
5 Stars - Awesome. Most addicting game!!!!
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 levels plus randomly generated maps in skirmish mode!
INSTANT ACTION RTS!
Fast paced gameplay with RTS and defense tactics without heavy resource management or the need to micro-manage units.
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!
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 towns to increase gold production. Upgrade guard towers to increase their firepower and strengthen your defenses.
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
Two skirmish modes provide an infinite number of randomly generated maps
Set the game to be as easy or as difficult as you want. Replay levels to beat them on harder difficulty levels
Most Helpful Reviews
Simplistic warfare hinders fun - Two big flaws keep this from being a fun game. First, as pointed out in another review, the mouse disappears in the heat of battle. You can stil launch ships if this was the last mouse command, but you can’t perform other important activities, such as upgrading towns and fortifications. This was very frustrating. Second, you can’t control your ships. You launch them and they decide what to attack (ships, towns, etc.). So, some ships might attack one target and other ships might head toward another when you would like to mass all of them one one target Thus, battle becomes a mindless task of launching ships as fast as resources permit and hoping that they attack the best target(s). A useful fix would allow players to click on a ship (or corral a group of them within a box) and then click on a specific target.
More Reviews for Current Version
Good Value - Lots of fun play for the price. The only thing I would add is the capability to zoom back and see the entire board at a glance, or better yet an old navigation chart.
Extemely fun! could play for hours - one issue though, the mouse pointer disappears more and more it seems. and in the heat of a "Showdown!” this is super weak because its still there somewhere but dropping ships is crucial. Please update if at all possible.
Great fun! - Really enjoying this one. A different kind of take on a real-time strategy game. Capturing the buildings and upgrading them is cool and the sea battles are fun to watch. Highly recommended!
Entertaining - Worth the money. Its fun and challenging enough to keep your interest. There have been no problems so far with bug or game play. It is fairly simple and the game helps you along the way.