Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (video game)

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Pirates of the Caribbean:
The Curse of the Black Pearl
PotC -The Curse of the Black Pearl cover.jpg
Publisher(s) Disney Interactive, TDK Mediactive
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release date(s) Game Boy Advance
  • NA May 19, 2003
  • EU May 28, 2003
  • JP May 31, 2003
  • PAL June 5, 2003
Genre(s) Fighting game
Mode(s) Single-player

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 video game prequel to the film of the same name.

Storyline[edit]

Just like the film, Jack Sparrow fails to listen to Barbossa and walks the plank. He then ends up in a jungle, later finding himself in Port Royal, fighting people such as British Soldiers and pirates along the way.

Gameplay[edit]

The player plays as Captain Jack Sparrow and cannot save their progress, instead the player must keep track of passwords that show up at the end of each level. At certain levels, Jack will control a ship and engage in battle with other ships at points.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 50.33%[1]
Metacritic 49/100[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
Game Informer 5.5/10[3]
GameSpot 3.8/10[4]
IGN 5.5/10[5]
Nintendo Power 3.1/5[6]
Nintendo World Report 4/10[7]

The game was met with very mixed to negative reception upon release; GameRankings gave it a score of 50.33%,[1] while Metacritic gave it 49 out of 100.[2] GameSpot concluded in their review, "Simply put, the bare minimum has been put into Pirates of the Caribbean," and gave the game a score of 3.8 out of 10.[4] IGN noted "the battle between pirate vs. pirate in Pirates of the Caribbean is a basic and tedious button-masher", giving the game 5.5 out of 10.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl". Game Informer (125): 126. September 2003. 
  4. ^ a b Provo, Frank (August 6, 2003). "Pirates of the Caribbean Review (GBA)". GameSpot. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Harris, Craig (June 18, 2003). "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (GBA)". IGN. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl". Nintendo Power 172. September 2003. p. 137. 
  7. ^ Metts, Jonathan (September 5, 2003). "Pirates of the Caribbean [The Curse of the Black Pearl]". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 

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