Abandonware DOS title

Captain Blood

Captain Blood is a space exploration video game released in 1988. It was developed by the French company ERE Informatique, and it was designed by Philippe Ulrich and Didier Bouchon.
The game is set in a futuristic universe, where players take on the role of Captain Blood, a human abducted by an alien race known as the Thiiny. The gameplay revolves around exploration, communication, and resource management.
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Main executable game file: capblood/Game.bat.

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Captain Blood review

Zero Magazine Issue 06: "It's very slickly presented, with excellent sound and graphics but it's a bit... erm... weird. The flying down the alleyway bit is good fun though it's not the most absorbing gameplay. No real dexterity is needed, but it does add a slight arcadey element to the proceedings. The communications section makes up most of the brainwork and fun, and is almost like an icon-driven adventure in a way. You may love or hate Captain Blood but for a fiver it's worth taking the risk to find out."

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The original European big box included an short story called "The Ark According To Captain Blood".

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Additional info about Captain Blood

Status: abandonware
Input: joystick, keyboard, mouse
Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk
Also published for: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, C64, ZX Spectrum
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  • Nopez 11/04/2024 19:48
    I disagree with the prior comment. I think this game fits the CGA palette really well
  • Christopher Salem 15/08/2018 00:34
    CGA graphics does not do this game justice; recommended only in EGA color. Factoid: title music is a fragment of "Ethnicolor" by Jean-Michel Jarre from his Zoolook album. Factoid: According to the premise, you (the player) use "Captain Blood" as your own moniker, being a fan of the Error Flynn classic. This can be a long game that requires patience in deciphering the various aliens' mode of speech.
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