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  • Daily Feature July 3, 2009

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While watching over the sea, you spot a large red X on a distant island. Treasure! Arrh!!

But watch out, the waters are infested with sharks, bombs, and other obstacles. You'll have to launch your dingy from a cannon to try to make it across the water to the island in one run!

A silly distance game, where you skid out across the water, collecting gold, upgrading your ship, and trying to reach that treasure. Yaarh!

Mouse aims cannon.
Click and hold to charge it's power, then release to shoot your pirate.
Use A and D or the arrow keys to keep your balance, don't hit the water at an angle.

Do flips in the air for points. Collect coins, avoid sharks and islands.

Arrh!

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[01/10/2010]: About 6 months after it's release here on Newgrounds, Pirate Launch breaks 100k views on the site :) Thank you so much everyone! Although across the internet, it's probably had a million views, reaching a mark on Newgrounds is always extra special to me, especially without ever being front paged!! Thank you for the support.

{01/01/2011]: I've been eyeballing the play count on this game on ArmorGames, and as a special new years present it appears that the game has just today finally hit 1 million plays on their site! A huge thanks to Armor and to everyone for playing :)

This started out as a tribute game to Kitty Cannon. But after some development, we added more and more to it, until it became its entirely own game. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!

StaliN98 (Robert 64) did some amazing work with coding, and worked extremely effeciently, it was awesome working with him.
Hopeku provided the catchiest song that I've ever heard. I could play this game you weeks on end, and never get sick of the song he made for it.
Daniel, our sponsor, was the greatest of all. He was extremely helpful, and after coming aboard as sponsor, spearheaded the development, and gave us some awesome ideas on improvement!

This was a blast to make, and it was awesome working with all these guys.
I hope you all enjoy playing it as well!!
Arrh!

Reviews


sgstesgste

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars July 13, 2013

It was really well made! The distance was a good length, and though the restarting was annoying, it really paid off! And the story element was brilliant!

The upgrades becoming obsolete was a little useless though. Perhaps have one or two upgrades, 'boosts' which have only one use before it must be bought again! other than this, fantastic!
Front flip for style!


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kungfu22000kungfu22000

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 24, 2012

i finished it on day 82 but its do nice whales shark i do not know but is that a big turtle or what



pokemon7777pokemon7777

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 25, 2012

Takes not much time to beat I've played it 5 times



PapaGulfPapaGulf

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars June 20, 2012

it was enjoyable, too easy tho, felt it needed to be longer and distance with more upgrades



dglover240dglover240

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 24, 2011

The game

i personally enjoyed this game very much the only issue i have is that once u lose you have to start all over, there isnt a checkpoint or anything, if you make another pleas consider this.