Battle Pirates Basics (4 out of 5)
Battle Pirates is a Facebook game that plays very much like Backyard Monsters only in this game your building ships and not a monster army. In the game, you can build up a base complete with resource buildings, technology upgrades, defenses, and walls. On the water, you can build ships and upgrade them with various weapons and armor. By upgrading structures such as resource building, you can increase your resource production. Other upgrades give you access t new technology such as improved weapons or base defenses such as turrets. Sail the seas and encounter NPCs or other players to battle.
Base Construction (4 out of 5)
Battle Pirates gives you quite a few different structures to build in the game. You have several resource mines including oil, metal, energy, and zynthium. Beginning players will need these resources in large quantities to build the ships in the game. You have a weapons depot to develop weapons, a naval lab for new ship hulls, a naval academy to control more fleets, and the shipyard to put your ships together and send them off to battle. From the dock, you can launch your ships into the seas and fight other players or the NPS on the game map. Your base can have numerous defenses and walls too with different weapon upgrades available for your base. Overall, there are enough structures in the game to keep it interesting.
Ships (4 out of 5)
The game has different ships you can build starting with simple hulls such as the gunboat right up to the floating fortress. Ships can hold different weapons and hulls for variety in the ships. Your ships might be different from your enemies so you won’t know what to expect. Larger ships naturally hold more armor slots and weapon slots and cost more to build. Once a ship is finished construction you can arrange your fleets at your dock and send them off to battle. At the dock, you can repair any damaged ships and move ships around as you see fit. The ship building process is simple too understand and follow.
Game Play (4 out of 5)
Battle Pirates takes Backyard Monsters to the next level and while it features much of the same game play there’s extras such as weapon parts, different hulls, and defense systems for your base. The technology upgrades are what make this game fun since you can get so many different ship combinations that your enemy won’t know what you are throwing at them. You’ll need to play for some time before you can compete with the better players but getting there is half the fun with this relatively new game. As the game develops, more items should be added to the game to make it even more fun. When you attack a fleet you’ll move into the attack mode of the game.
Multiplayer (3 out of 5)
The game currently doesn’t have a clan system but many players have already formed there own by using Facebook friends. A proper clan or alliance system is needed for this game since new players won’t know or understand how to join a clan that the advanced players have developed. In the game, you cans end mercenary fleets to your friends and new friends that play will boost your weapon research, building construction, and ship repairs with an officer.
Interface (3 out of 5)
Battle Pirates features an easy to use interface but the main game window is far too small. You can get the game full screen this isn’t too bad but the main game needs a larger window. The game lloks great in the full screen mode and you’ll find yourself playing in this mode all the time. Reaserch, ship building, adding weapons, and ship repairs are all made simple with the easy to follow interface of Battle Pirates.
Conclusion (4 out of 5)
Battle Pirates is a new game and more content should be relased soon but it is very fun to play. It's fun to construct walls, different turrets with weapons and design your own ships complete with different weapons and hulls. The game recently added a chatfeature which is a welcome addition. Battle Pirates is one of the better pirate themed games on Facebook and well worth checking out if you like pirate action along with base building features.
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Source: Article is author's own experiences playing Battle Pireats on Facebook.