High Seas Trader is a business simulation strategy game developed and published by Impressions in 1995 for Amiga with AGA chipset and DOS.
High Seas Trader is a business simulation strategy game developed and published by Impressions in 1995 for Amiga with AGA chipset and DOS. It is the follow-up to the earlier Impressions title Merchant Colony, David Lester’s first game at the company.
The storyline centers around a young noble (you) who is trying to gain fame and fortune by building up his trading company into a regular East India type place. To do this you you will need property, ships, weapons to protect those ships, as well as goods to trade and crewmen to do it for you. Using a point-and-click interface and a first person perspective you can click on different buildings or people to interact with them, as well as sail your ship on the seven seas. Hire your seamen crew and stock your ships before embarking on your trade journey from port to port transporting goods as well as passengers. The open seas are not a safe place and you will have to deal with pirates trying to plunder your booty, so be sure to stock your defenses. It is possible to make use of banks so that you don’t lose all your riches at sea and have a little nest egg to fall back on. Turn a hearty profit thorough honest trade, gain title, and buy a solid gold mansion!
Reviews on this title are somewhat mixed and I think it really just depends on how much you like this type of game. If this is your genre, give it a shot.
Review by: Tasha
Published: 9 July 2017, 5:49 am