Hooray! KingsIsle has released a bunch of new information on the Pirate101 website. Today’s post will be about… minigames! In Wizard101 there were individual wizard-based games, and P101 follows in those footsteps! The new mingames include: Coin Drop, Pirate’s Pub, Powder Keg, Rat Attack, Rogue’s Range, and Windjammer. The pictures above represent each of those in respective order.
Coin Drop- This minigame is sort of like Tetris, except there’s no shape other than coin. The different colors/symbols on coins must be matched in pairs of 3. In the top-left of the screen, there is an area which shows what coin you will be placing next. I’m not sure if the pairs disappear when you make the matches. When the coins reach the Foul Line, the game ends. I think a trick for this game would be to think ahead and organize your coins. Screenshots on Pirate101.com are included.
Pirate’s Pub- In this minigame you are a waiter serving Yum to pirates. Good thing: you get lots of money. Bad thing: the pirates are impatient. You race around the bar to serve up Yum before the pirates leave. They will pay you a tip if you don’t take a long time. This is sort of like a game on Webkinz- Pizza Palace (hehe). Be sure to give them the right thing and not break any glasses. There is a set amount of time you have to do this in.
Powder Keg- Powder Keg is not really complicated. It’s just a simple tower defense. There’s a couple of screenshots on the website if you want to see more. I’ll show an example to you though.
Rat Attack- Rat Attack is a faster-paced tower defense. The rats will attack you from above. There’s a lot of obstacles that will come down from the top along with the rats. You’ll man a cannon to blast the rats away. I probably won’t be good at this game because I’ll be too unfocused by the other obstacles. There’s not too much information on Pirate101.com about this one, we’ll see exactly how it works when Beta comes out. There’s a couple screenshots too.
Rouge’s Range- This is a cooled-down version of a modern first-person-shooter game. Not saying that the setting is modern. You’re still a pirate, and you are shooting down pirate paper cut outs. You’ll need to have quick reflexes because you might accidentally shoot an ally! Also, occasionally a gem will appear. When this happens, you can shoot it to get extra points.
Windjammer- I think Windjammer is one of the coolest new minigames. You fly your ship and use cannons to destroy enemy ships and obstacles. It might look like you’re “driving” your ship, but you’re actually on the Skyway. The next best way to describe this is to show you one of the pictures on the Pirate101 website.
In Wizard101, minigames refilled mana needed to cast spells. You can comment with your ideas of what Pirate101 minigames might refill. My ideas are energy (needed to attack on land) and/or fuel (needed to fly ships). What do you think?