What an extraordinarily odd game this is. I mean, it’s actually a pretty generic action platformer set in pirate times, but there’s weird stuff in it that never seems like it belongs in the game, and none of it is ever explained and man video games are just plain daffy at the best of times aren’t they?

It got me wondering about many of the main characters we play as, though – what do they tell people they were up to after the game ended? What happens to them years later, when the glory days are over and all they have are bar stories?

I played this on the Master System a lot, and sheesh was it hard. I can’t imagine having to play the arcade version and pump in more money when you died every few minutes!