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A word in advance: there are almost as many strategies as there are authors. So, in the end, it's up to you. But you can base your strategy on the experience of all these brave captains.
  • Do you want to improve the odds? I obtained (with a little help from Gary Wong) the secret space maps from Admiral Lorenzen! They show the distribution of pirates on the various courses and should help you to avoid the worst battles. Pirates are unpredictable, though. These are just guidelines, details vary on each mission. Plan your course for destination:
  • There was a period when I took meticulous notes of the success of the various gun men, or bots, or teddies. The result can be seen in my Battle Statistics.
  • Computer Gaming World, in their review, provide quick reference tables, on how good the crew members are at various tasks. They are rendered here in html with all the original content and added colour.
  • Jason Compton from lemon64 gives tips in his game review
  • Christian Brandt shares his experiences on comp.sys.cbm
  • The German C64 Wiki contains detailed suggestions, published here in an English translation
  • Here's a collection of Crew suggestions from various places
  • And of course, don't forget Mike Lorenzen's tips in the original booklet, especially the brilliant pages in the PC version!
  • With all these tips, you can get competitive now! Over at cbm8bit, there is a highscore list to show off your skills.