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Buccaneers
Buccaneers
Title screen.
Hack of Vigilante
Publisher Duintronic
Developer Duintronic (Arcade)
GLL(?)
Software (AMI)
Original developer Irem
Console Arcade, Commodore Amiga
Date 1989
Engine Vigilante
Sound engine Vigilante (voices only)

Buccaneers is a beat 'em up made game for Arcade machines, developed and released by Duintronic in 1998.

Overview Edit

You control a sailor beating up pirate thugs in a pirate-themed world, much in vein of The Secret of Monkey Island. You can attack them by either punching or kicking your enemies.

Trivia Edit

  • The game is a very extensive ROM hack of Vigilante, an Arcade game released in 1988 by Irem. It is 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 his main color is in red instead of original orange;
    • The music is different from Vigilante, as both games don't share the same theme setting;
    • The voices used in the game still the same from Vigilante;
    • The game is slow paced compared with the original;
    • Due to that fact listed earlier, you cannot spam attacks at faster rate like in the original, which it makes the game more 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, kills the player instantly;
    • The game don't include a secondary-weapon which Vigilante included (nunchakus);
  • The game was ported for the Commodore Amiga by another company, and this version seems 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.