There’s an expansive map to explore and loot to plunder with Sea of Thieves, and many Xbox, PC and PS4 players will soon be able to sail the high seas of Skull and Bones – but what pirate experiences can Nintendo Switch players get their hands on? Pirates: All Aboard! – whilst it is by no means as in depth as the other games – is vying for your attention as it hits the eShop today.

Grab a friend or three and pick your ship, each with varying attributes to suit different playstyles, and then head off to blast the living daylights out of each other across seven different maps!

Pirates: All Aboard! has a number of powerups scattered around and it is these that could make or break each match of battling. These include improving your turning speed, giving you powerful frontal cannons and more. At the end of the day, it’s all about doing the most damage to your opponents ships and emerging victorious.

But if you do not have a friend at hand to play this Battle Arena mode, then as a solo player you can try out the Endless ‘Treasure Sail’ mode. This is essentially an endless runner, manoeuvring your ship left and right, ensuring you don’t collide with any rocks, sharks or other obstacles and picking up as many coins as you can. If continually besting your own high score is your thing, then the Endless mode will be your port of call for a quick 5 minute round.

If you are in need of some swashbuckling to get your through the day, then the pretty cheap Pirates: All Aboard! Is available from today at £5.39/$5.99 on the eShop.

Game Description:

Pirates: All Aboard! is a competitive battle game for solo and multiplayer pick-up-and-play fun. Become the best pirate!

  • Skilfully navigate between tropical islands on seven maps
  • Exploit each of the ships’ strengths and weaknesses
  • Hook the power-ups and fire devastating cannon blasts
  • Be absolutely merciless with your enemies

Enjoy two game modes – Battle Arena (1-4 players*) and the endless Treasure Sail (single-player)

All aboard!


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