Port Royale 2
mobile is one of those titles that makes you think 'damb! How do they fit this into 60 k?" It shows just how far mobile gaming has come since the days of 'snake'
PR2 is a strategy game that has you sailing around the Caribbean islands, trading cargo, fighting pirates in ship battles, building improvements in settlements, completing missions & meeting the many governors of the settlements.
The core of the game has you doing allot of cargo trading as that’s the way you will make most of your money. Its the age old premises, buy low, sell high & its surprisingly addictive. With the money you earn you can buy new boats which carry more cargo, hold more men & house more cannons or build building in any settlement to increase your trading yield.
The ship battles are graphically simplistic but the mechanics are very effective. If you’ve played the PC title or Sid Myers Pirates! you know exactly what your in for. Different ammo does different damage, for example cannon balls (massive) damages the hull making you sink, chain shot damages the sails making you sail & turn slower, grape shot (splatter) kills the crew which in turn makes boarding the enemy vessel easier to take when boarding it. After the battle you get the option to take the enemies vessel for your own. Battles can be challenging, especially if you come across a bigger ship, but that can be very rewarding if you win as you can take the enemies cargo & gold, along with their ship.