almost got it. Still need "throw cargo", attacking ships need to increase more than 10, never liked the robbing from warehouse but needs it back, needs the beeping sound when firing guns and being fired upon, doesn't show everything onscreen with recent phone updates. and needs the quick button to speed through attacks if choosing to do so.. good attempt at the original game but still has a way to go.
Decent Emulation But Needs Work First off it has a few bugs - the biggest is that you can't see your ships hold when transferring cargo to /from the warehouse. The 10 ship cap for hostiles makes the game too easy. No warehouse fires, no storms and cheap ship repairs (combined with the fact that attacking ships don't seem to do enough damage later in the game) make it too easy. Small buttons and poor use of screen size. Fix these and 5 stars easy. Add leader board and I'd even pay.
Loved it at first Now that I get further on, I come to find issues. Like the fact that I have 72 cannons and can only sink 2 out of 10 ships! Other than issues like these, it is a decent port of a classic.
Needs work There is another Taipan game that plays better than this one. If has the appearance down but the small use of the screen and not being able to see the hold and the controls make it akward play. I haven't seen any replies from the app developer.
Nostagic and addictive But if u play it too long after a while becomes repetitive, its easy to gain so much money that this game cant handle the number of digits. alot of little bugs. Sometimes i tapped the wrong option. Also i accidentally double tapped buying guns, i brought 2x guns but my money became negative. And then it got stuck coz it kept saying i only have -174484 left, even when i enter 0, and tried what i can. No cancel button. i cant seem to borrow money too.
A blast from the past! I spent a lot of time playing 'Taipan' on our Apple //e, and this feels just the same, down to the green screen and screen layouts. It's not bug free, but it's still surprisingly fun. Thanks so much for this!
Added option to buy/sell all. Performance improvements.