Abandonware DOS title

Captain Blood

Exxos released Captain Blood for PC, Amiga and Atari ST in 1988. Captain Blood is a peculiar science fiction game developed by french ERE Informatique which defies genres: it's part adventure, part space exploration, part simulation.

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Captain Blood reviews

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

Input: joystick, keyboard, mouse

Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk

Also published for: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

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  • 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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