Title: Uncharted Waters
Released: November 1991 (NES -- 1992 SNES)
Platform: SNES (NES / Genesis)
Exploration - Top-down
Combat - Turn based (party based)
Series - Uncharted Waters
|Aside from the sequel, Inindo seems to be the only other game in this series that made it to the US|
|Way to work the title of the game into the game|
|Ah, there it is... wait, where?|
|Various equipment is available: icons and weapons help in battle, and amulets protect the ship from danger -- it's not clear exactly what they do though|
|Yeah, I misspelled Sebastian... oh well|
|My first mission, and it's uhm... it's up in London, where exactly is "all over"|
A greater number have a lodge, inn, and market. The lodge allows the player to look at stats of the crew, fleet, or port. The most important of these is probably the port where it's possible to see the current market swing for goods, which ranges from 50% to 150%, and the popularity of each nation with that port.
|Lisbon on the second day of the game... prices drop soon after to 80% and never really recover|
At the inn it's possible to tip waitresses for favors, or buy a round for the bar and hear the local gossip. This is also the location to seek out mates and crew. Whether or not mates are available is random, and even if they are present they won't always join: probably dependent on fame and experience. To hire crew just toss out a few hundred coins and see who signs up. I thought the idea of having a big crew was to survive storms or battle with a serviceable ship. I hadn't entered combat at the time, so I kept my crew to a minimum. After all, the more crew, the faster I ran through my rations.
|There's also gambling, but with a max bet of 50 I found trading paid faster|
|Hello Nintendo Hotline?|
As for Lisbon, I can request gold or men when I'm in good favor with the princess and king. I haven't tried to ask for gold yet as I don't want to have the possibility of paying interest. Savings serves as a bank where I can store up to 10,000,000 money. This is very helpful as there's a cap of 60,000 that I can hold at any one time no matter how big my fleet is at the time. The secret call is used to speak with the princess. Meetings come more easily with more ranks. For each completed mission from the king I get to move up one rank. There are nine, and my best guess is that reaching Duke is at least the first major goal. Some missions are as easy as taking a letter to the king of Spain while some are more time consuming, like getting coral from Santo Domingo. Each rank increases the market discount possible from allied ports by 5%.
|Ways to impress a girl... tell her you love her, give her flowers, or give her presents|
|Living the good life|
|Don't you have war fleets to handle that?|
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