Gamelab, creators of Roswell Fighter [$.99 / Free / $1.99 HD] and Probably Nuts [$.99], have released their newest game yesterday. Published by Chillingo, Pirate's Treasure [$1.99], is a 3D dual-stick shooting adventure game.

Pirate's Treasure is a game similar to Minigore [$.99] with two on-screen joysticks to control the game. The right controls where you shoot and the left handles your movement. Unlike Minigore, however, Pirate's Treasure has a campaign mode that sends you on a quest to recover your gold. The game has over 50 stages, each with different missions to unlock the next.

In campaign mode, you must defeat each stage by completing a certain goal to receive a key to unlock the next level. For example, staying alive for 40 seconds or killing 20 monsters will unlock the next stage. These missions get progressively harder as you get farther in the game. As you collect more keys, you are able to access different areas of the island and play in different themed environments.

You also get gold coins from beating stages that you can use at the shop to upgrade your character. By purchasing upgrades you are able to do better as the levels get harder, advancing you through the game. You can upgrade attributes such as your fire rate, movement speed, chance of getting a flame thrower, and increasing your special ability.

There is also an endless survival stage to see how long you can last and compete on the online leader boards. Be sure to upgrade your character before entering this stage though, as the enemies are much tougher. It's better to play through the campaign some before trying to compete in this stage. Chillingo's Crystal social gaming network is used in Pirate's Treasure to track your high scores in survival mode and award achievements for tasks completed throughout the game.


The campaign mode certainly sets this game apart from most other dual-stick shooters, which tend to be just endless survival games. Upgrading your character along the way and having different missions for each stage makes Pirate's Treasure a fun and intriguing game that is said to have over 6 hours of gameplay. If you were a fan of Minigore or Guerilla Bob, you should definitely check out Pirate's Treasure. The game is being extensively discussed in our forums with some people having crashing issues.

App Store Link: Pirate's Treasure, $1.99

  • Cookies

    Don't ya just hate it when they don't pick up the coins in the trailer?

  • Cookies

    Don't ya just hate it when they don't pick up the coins in the trailer?

  • Evan

    These reviews piss me off. You go to the forums, a lot of people are complaining of bugs and crashes. This review doesn't mention any of that til the very end. I bet this review will cause people to buy the game, but ppl will be upset when they see how buggy it is

    • TheFamousEccles

      Wow. It mentions it pretty clearly, and you should read the whole article anyway.

      I personally haven't had any problems with crashing, and I love the game. My only complaint is that halfway through the game you I've already bought all of the upgrades.

  • Evan

    These reviews piss me off. You go to the forums, a lot of people are complaining of bugs and crashes. This review doesn't mention any of that til the very end. I bet this review will cause people to buy the game, but ppl will be upset when they see how buggy it is

    • TheFamousEccles

      Wow. It mentions it pretty clearly, and you should read the whole article anyway.

      I personally haven't had any problems with crashing, and I love the game. My only complaint is that halfway through the game you I've already bought all of the upgrades.

  • http://www.gamelab.eu GameLab

    Hi Guys,

    to the people that have sometimes crashes...
    We will submit a fixed version tomorrow!!

    cheers

    GameLab team

  • http://www.gamelab.eu GameLab

    Hi Guys,

    to the people that have sometimes crashes...
    We will submit a fixed version tomorrow!!

    cheers

    GameLab team

  • QuebecRage

    Love the game but where's the shop to upgrade ? Can't find it !!!

    • Collin

      Ditto...

      • maikelg

        From the level doorways, go down and to the left just before the bridge to the higher levels. It's there but I agree it's a bit tucked away (and too close to the bridge)...

    • http://www.silentrocco.com Silent Rocco

      If you would spend 1 min. to read the instruction screens in-game...

  • QuebecRage

    Love the game but where's the shop to upgrade ? Can't find it !!!

    • Collin

      Ditto...

      • maikelg

        From the level doorways, go down and to the left just before the bridge to the higher levels. It's there but I agree it's a bit tucked away (and too close to the bridge)...

    • http://www.silentrocco.com Silent Rocco

      If you would spend 1 min. to read the instruction screens in-game...

  • Steve

    Yes, it's crashed my iPhone 3G untill I rebooted it. Then it played fine.

    ALTHOUGH, it seems to be a little slow/jerky on my 3G.

    So I loaded it on my iPad and the game played quite a bit smoother and no crashes at all on the iPad.

    Steve

  • Steve

    Yes, it's crashed my iPhone 3G untill I rebooted it. Then it played fine.

    ALTHOUGH, it seems to be a little slow/jerky on my 3G.

    So I loaded it on my iPad and the game played quite a bit smoother and no crashes at all on the iPad.

    Steve

  • Novaro

    I'm pretty sure that this game bricked my iPod last night

    • Sticktron

      You cannot "brick" an iPhone.

      • areg

        Probably tough luck with the game.

  • Novaro

    I'm pretty sure that this game bricked my iPod last night

    • Sticktron

      You cannot "brick" an iPhone.

      • areg

        Probably tough luck with the game.

  • dumas1000

    This is a high quality dual stick shooter. It's not as good as the campaign mode portion of Guerilla Bob, but it's obviously a longer game. Solomon's Keep is I think the best dual stick shooter. Those are the best three though. Guerilla Bob, Solomon's Keep and Pirate's Treasure. Just below those, I would place Minigore, Alive4Ever Returns and Garters & Ghost.

  • dumas1000

    This is a high quality dual stick shooter. It's not as good as the campaign mode portion of Guerilla Bob, but it's obviously a longer game. Solomon's Keep is I think the best dual stick shooter. Those are the best three though. Guerilla Bob, Solomon's Keep and Pirate's Treasure. Just below those, I would place Minigore, Alive4Ever Returns and Garters & Ghost.

  • Apptapper

    you can brick an iphone, and he said an ipod....this game needs an update and fast, what they should focus on are the screens in which your character is talking and he has speech bubbles, the text doesnt fit the style of the game and it doesnt seem "piratey"

  • Apptapper

    you can brick an iphone, and he said an ipod....this game needs an update and fast, what they should focus on are the screens in which your character is talking and he has speech bubbles, the text doesnt fit the style of the game and it doesnt seem "piratey"