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Game #168
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Captain Blood    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Adventure   Space exploration

Rating: 9.03 (478 votes)

Captain Blood box cover

Captain Blood screenshot
Don't let the disappointing 1994 CD-ROM sequel of this game fool you -- Captain Blood became an instant classic when it was first released for the Atari ST. Similar to many other sci-fi classics such as Elite and Starflight, this game is hard to pigeonhole: it weaves action, adventure, and strategy elements into a cohesive whole. In Exxos' typical how-did-they-think-of-this plot, your task is to find and destroy five 'Numbers' (i.e. clones of yourself) from which you will suck bodily fluid to survive. The hallmark of this game is the unique alien language (which you must learn) and compelling setting. The adventure portion is non-linear, as there are many randomly-generated planets to explore. The interface takes a while getting used to, so make sure you read the manual carefully. Highly recommended to anyone who is looking for a challenging and thoroughly original space adventure.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Philippe Ulrich
Developer: Exxos
Publisher: Mindscape
Year: 1988
Software Copyright: Exxos
Theme: Science Fiction, Unique, Epic
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Captain Blood Shrine, ARGanoid's Captain Blood Worship Page
If you like this game, try: Commander Blood, Millennia: Altered Destinies, Chamber of The Sci-Mutant Priestess

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