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Tradewinds 2

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Set sail for a Caribbean adventure with Tradewinds 2 - based on the highly acclaimed PC game from Sandlot Games! Navigate a fascinating new world and discover uncharted ports teeming with friends and foes alike. The choice is yours; be a master commander, defeating pirates and plundering their vast hordes of booty, or, play it safe by trading exotic island goods, gradually ...
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Overview

Set sail for a Caribbean adventure with Tradewinds 2 - based on the highly acclaimed PC game from Sandlot Games! Navigate a fascinating new world and discover uncharted ports teeming with friends and foes alike. The choice is yours; be a master commander, defeating pirates and plundering their vast hordes of booty, or, play it safe by trading exotic island goods, gradually amassing untold wealth, power and influence.

Features include:

2 unique game play modes provide hours of game play. Complete over one hundred different tasks, encompassing 20 ports, in Story Mode, or, sail the high seas trading exotic goods and build your fortune in Free Trade Mode.

Choose from 5 different characters, or create your own with the character generator, and set sail for adventure.

Explore 20 unique Caribbean ports, each with different building configurations.

Visit the shipyard to upgrade your ship, buy new weapons, and fix damage incurred in battles against dangerous pirates looking to steal your cargo and sink your ship.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940043354037
  • Publisher: Astraware
  • Publication date: 6/10/2011
  • Series: NOOKapps Series
  • Version name: 1.34
  • Format: NOOK App
  • File size: 6 MB
  • Sales rank: 129,191
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  • Please contact the developer directly if you would like to report a problem:
    • URL: http://www.astraware.com/support
    • Email: support@astraware.com

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted June 15, 2011

    Entertaining and imagination inspiring

    Great game. The gameplay is totally strategy based. You can perform missions for the Governor or simply trade. Governor's rewards are sometimes some nice items. Trade prices are dynamic, but I don't know if its based on the trading you've already done, or just the time of year. I'm suspecting the latter, which means you can really clean up if you find a good trade route.

    Ship/Port battle gameplay isn't twitch based. You select the current target, and your cannons fire as fast as they can, or you may choose from a range of special weapon to launch at particullarly tough foes.

    I highly recommend it. Although not a similar game, its a must have gem, just like Angry Birds was.

    P.S. I would have given it five stars, but I can't edit the four stars I gave it earlier for initially launching without a workable icon.

    77 out of 88 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2011

    love this game

    This game is very similar to a game I played in the dim and distant past on the Tandy Model III called Taipan. I spent many hours in the college computer labs playing Taipan rather than attending lectures. I am now reliving my youth and have just spent nearly 14 hours straight playing Tradewinds 2. It's games like this that make you wish the battery life on the NookColor was longer. I recommend it although you'd better be near a wall socket as you'll want to keep playing for far longer than your battery will last.

    45 out of 52 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2011

    Glad I Bought This

    At first I was unsure about buying this game because of the price, and it took me forever to finally purchase it. I am so glad that I did go ahead and buy it. This game is like a Story. It has no action, is not like an arcade game, and is solo role playing. Basically, you go from port to port doing tasks for people and earning money. You can purchase items from one location and try to sell it for more money at a different location. You use the money to upgrade storage, ship, and buy weapons to keep pirates away. The most action is tapping on a pirate ship and hoping you bought enough weapons to sink it. When you sink, game is over and you start at your last save point. This game involves a lot of reading and strategy. It is like Chocolatier on the PC and Nintendo DS, and sort of like Oregon Trails. Love it!

    32 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Good game

    Good game, but like others have said, its hard. This is how i beat it. Choose the first or second charecter and just save in EVERY port. EVERY ONE, EVERY TIME YOU DOCK. And do tasks for one govenor at a time and do his tasks first until he runs out of tasks and you can move on to the next govenor. And dont use the man of war ship because it costs so much to repair.

    21 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    Great strategy game

    Updating my previous review. This is still a 5 star rating. The last assignment for my first character was very difficult. It took over one "year", but I thought through a strategy and got 'er done. I am now on my second character with new ports to discover and defend. Now that I have experience, I look forward to the new assignments and trying different scenarios. No, I do not believe that a young child would enjoy this game.

    20 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2011

    The only real game for nook

    All the others are just mini games.I have had this game for about a month and a half and I still have fun playing it.That's pretty good value for the price.If your hesitating just buy it and you will be surprised.I hope more games like this one come out for the nook

    19 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2011

    FUN

    Its lots o fun and amazing how they transfered an old (and awesome) PC game to the nook. I play it all the time.

    14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Best game on nook tablet.

    This is the only rpg game that ive played on nook and was somewhat impressed. You have missions, get upgrades, and are free to go as you please in the game. Wish there were more like this on nook.

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2011

    Great Game

    This game is becoming more popular than angry birds on my nook! This is definitly a keeper

    11 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2011

    Love it

    I almost never give 5 stars or write reviews, but this game is well worth it.

    -E

    9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Awesome

    Beat the game as the third main charecter(iganchi somethimg like that) now playing russel van gegor or whatever but anyways this game is a great game definitly worth five dollars though i think playing as the main charecters is better than creating your own but thats just my opinion.
    Here are a few quick tips:
    Always check your task box to see where to go.
    Renew contracts for people like mr bubboes and prinncess aindraine to really get full affect for fighting
    Buy lots of chain and fire and keep sox tiki bombs so when you attack enemy taken ports or fleets of man o war ships your ready
    When you have fake amulets or people that drive you into storms, sail to a different location to try to get to where you realy wanna go

    These tips helped me they may not help you but its ok you will really love this game as much as i do.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

    Funtastic!!!!

    I really fell in love with this game. The challenge can be noth fun and exasperating, but always enjoyable. Requires a bit of memory juggling as you progress, since certain ports don't take the same goods all the time. Nothing more frustrating than losing all your cargo because you forgot that a particular port doesn't allow a certain item. Very fun! I highly recommend it.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2011

    Excellent

    Can be frustrating, but worth the money for anyone who can think and haa time on their hands and is interested.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Good game

    One of the best games for the nook cant find anymore like it

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2012

    A

    Cool game but a bit too epensiive. The classic is better though they dont have it for nook

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 29, 2011

    3-4 stars

    Its very adddictive game.... lm a young adult and lthink its very entertaing. I was a fan of it back when l was young teen also.. but it all depends if you like these type games, because in my opinion its a little bit like the civilization game. Very entertaining.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

    Its a nice passage of time.

    Getting to pick which gender and headshot goes a long way for me. There is no set timeframe to do errands. Choosing what you carry and to where gives freedom to ,in a way, be your own boss. Freetrade mode there's no access to the govenors. I do wish that i could purchase warehouse space in any port i choose while in freetrade.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2011

    Really quite fun

    Amusing dialouge. Perhaps a bit too easy to win but i find it relaxing and fun. Probably one of the best offically released nook games so far.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2011

    Excellent - Best app ever!

    This is a GREAT app. I recently got it, and it is very smooth, with no freezing or bugs. Gameplay is very fun, and in places it provides a nice challenge. Several missions are hard to beat, and require time and thought. There is plenty of things to do; you can't beat the game quickly. I've beaten it, and the free trade mode and the way you can make your own character are great additions. It is a great app, and I would recommend it to any NookColor owner. To those who say that the game is impossible to beat, simply take your time and don't get trapped with a bad ship or limited ammo. Complete all the missions and then you'll win! Simple! Also,buy LOTS of special ammo. Chain ammo is the best for the price; don't get fire pots. Tiki bombs are a must-have later in the game. (Sorry for telling you what to do, just wanting to help) Overall, best app for nook. It definetly beats Angry Birds and Angry Birds Rio (I have both, so I know.) It's also worth the more expensive price than most apps, as it is the only real computer game availible at the time.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2011

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    Not a great game.

    The guns break or miss to often and are annoying to replace. If your ship is damaged not every port can make repairs. You cannot fire if you choose to run from a battle. If you run in a battle you are slow and will take a lot of damage. Rewards from battles do not cover cost of ammo and damages so trading must cover these costs. The storms happen a lot and become annoying quickly as they will often caue travel to the wrong port. Sometimes storms occur right after battles and blow you to a port that cannot make repairs. The game pretty well plays itself. The player chooses the ports, which targets to attack and which goods to trade. Not worth the money.

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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