If you've yet to get your fill of "yarrg's," cannon blasts and buried treasure from games like Pirates Ahoy!, then you might enjoy Mighty Pirates, the newest game form CrowdStar. Still in its (open) early alpha phase, Mighty Pirates lets players assume the role of a swashbuckler on the high seas as they search for buried treasure and a good fight.
You're able to approach other islands and search them for treasure much like in Zynga's Treasure Isle, though there is also the option to get into turn-based scraps with other ships, if you so desire. Your crew leader will level up over time, increasing stats and opening avenues to new abilities and items. Mighty Pirates might also mark a first for social games: the possibility of losing experience points. A now-dated feature of traditional role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, fleeing or losing fights will cause players to actually lose some experience points they've gained.
Mighty Pirates looks like a bold move by CrowdStar into the realm of--dare we say--hardcore Facebook games. But because the game just released, expect bugs and possibly crashes. For example, as of this writing we can't even get into the game. Such is life in live alpha testing.
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