Sega Master System / Mark III / Game Gear
region:US scans:Captain Silver - US - Manual
Weigh anchor, mate, for a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas. With your trusty cutlass in one hand, and a treasure map gripped tightly in the other, set out upon pirate waters in search of mystery, fantasy, and buried riches!
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It was a time when pirates roamed the open seas, terrorizing merchant ships and plundering unprotected cargo vessels at will. The most feared brigand of all was Captain Silver, a ferocious buccaneer whose only pleasure was in looting treasure and seeing his victims tremble before him in defeat. Even in death, the wild-eyed Captain Silver sent fear into even brave hearts, for his ghost could be seen wandering at night under tropical moons, protecting his buried treasure from fortune-seeking swabs.
One young sailor, however, wanted to get his hands on Silver's treasure, ghost or no ghost. One morning, while sitting in a tavern eating breakfast and waiting for the next merchant ship to set sail, First Mate Jack Avery was approached by a mysterious old man, shrouded in black and sporting a bleached white beard that hung to his waist.
For a small price, the old man told Jack the strange tale of Captain Silver's buried loot, and how it was protected by pirates, ghosts, and savage beasts. He gave the young sailor a tattered yellow treasure map, and warned him to beware of the Captain's undead spirit, which even now haunted him! With that, the old man vanished into thin air, leaving Jack to set forth for the high seas of swashbuckling adventure!
To win, you must control Jack Avery and guide him to Captain Silver's haunted island, where you will find his buried treasure. Along the way, you'll encounter a host of pirates, mystical creatures, and ferocious animals, all intent on stopping you from collecting your loot.
You start the game with three lives. Each life ends when you touch an enemy, fall off a cliff, or drop into the water. In addition, each time the on-screen timer reaches zero, you also lose a life, so defeat your enemies as quickly as possible and get to the next level.
The game screen shows you a variety of useful information. If you've picked up the key to The Shop, it will be displayed here. (With this in hand, you can purchase needed equipment the next time you have the opportunity to enter The Shop.) The amount of gold you own is displayed here, as is the onscreen timer. A card panel is also displayed, spelling out the words "CAPTAIN SILVER."
The game consists of six (6) rounds. You start out in Round 1, the town of Barren. If you defeat the enemy and make it to the end of the round before the timer reaches zero, you then progress to Round 2, the Pirate Ship. Next is Round 3, the Island. In the middle of the Island is Round 4, the Cave. If you're still alive after this hell-raising experience, you reach Round 5, the Jungle, which contains fierce natives and strange beasts. Finally, you reach Round 6, Captain Silver's Treasure Island.
At the end of each round after Round 1, an area boss will block your way. You must defeat this strong adversary in order to progress to the next level.
When you clear a round, you gain 100 gold coins for each second left on the timer.
The enemy will attack by rushing forward or from behind, by dropping down from above, or by flying. You can defeat them with a swing of your cutlass, although some creatures take more than one slice to destroy.
Whenever you defeat an enemy, a card will appear. Move through the card to pick it up. Each card will either be blank, which represents 100 gold coins, or will contain a letter. Each letter card picked up gives you 300 gold coins. In addition, the letter is recorded on the card panel on the game screen. When all the letters in "CAPTAIN SILVER" are filled in, you get a free life.
Icons representing treasures of gold can be picked up along the way. Pick these up in order to buy needed equipment at The Shop.
While on your way to Captain Silver's Treasure Island, you'll have the opportunity to pick up many useful items, either along the path or inside The Shop.
There are several shops along the way that you can enter if you have the key. (If you don't want to enter, pass The Shop by jumping over the front.) Items inside are bought by jumping up and touching them, provided you have enough money. There is a time limit for being inside The Shop, so make up your mind quickly!
When the "GAME OVER" screen appears, press Button 1 while pushing the D-Button UP. You will restart the game at the beginning of the last round you were in. You can use the Continue feature up to three (3) times.
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