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Buccaneers is a beat 'em up made game for Arcade machines, developed and released by Duintronic in 1989.

Overview[]

You control a sailor beating up pirate thugs in a pirate-themed world, much in the vein of The Secret of Monkey Island. You can attack them with punches and kicks.

Trivia[]

  • The game is a very extensive ROM hack of Vigilante, an Arcade game released in 1988 by Irem that served as the official sequel of Kung-Fu Master/Spartan X. Some major differences include:
    • The dual Zilog Z80 CPUs runs at 5,68 MHz and at 3,07 MHz, which are not the standard clock-rate of Irem M75 hardware.
    • Dual Yamaha YM2203 soundchips are used instead of a single Yamaha YM2151.
    • The font used in Vigilante still the same, but the main color is in red instead of the original orange.
    • The music is different from Vigilante, as both games don't share the same theme setting.
    • The voices used in the game are still the same from Vigilante.
    • The game is slower paced compared to the original.
    • Due to that fact listed earlier, you cannot spam attacks at a fast rate like in the original, which makes the game harder to beat.
    • Air attacking is more laggy than usual.
    • Common enemies die in two hits instead of one.
    • Some hazards, such as explosive barrels, kill the player instantly.
    • The game doesn't include a secondary weapon which Vigilante included (nunchakus).
  • The game was ported for the Commodore Amiga by another company. This version has yet to be undumped.
  • Duintronic was a small company localized at Barcelona, Spain. This was the only game the company ever did, and little info is known about the company itself.
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