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  • Summary: It's time to discover new lands on the first ever Game Boy Advance trading game. You'll be the captain of your own ship, with a band of wacky sailors at your command. Become the supreme Sea Trader as you trade in silk, grain, silver, and gold to increase your wealth. Fight off pirates when they try to steal your goods, or even attack other ships to plunder their spoils. And when you're victorious, carousing is optional. Expand
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  1. The selling point is the automatic save system. You can play as long as you want, and you won’t miss anything important and can’t cheat in your business.
  2. If you're the sort of person who tends to dive right into economy-based sims, there's a good deal to like about Jaleco's Sea Trader.
  3. Approached with the right attitude this game can be a lot of fun as well as a great learning experience.
  4. 70
    For some inexplicable reason, it’s addictive. These types of games are perfect for portable systems, too…simple and endlessly replayable.
  5. One of the game's best traits is its open-ended nature. [Summer 2003, p.70]
  6. Engaging game play but very little action or animation. [Apr 2003, p.138]
  7. 60
    Isn't much more than a G-Rated version of those umpteen different commodity-trading PC shareware games like "Drug Dealer" or "Drug Lord."
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  1. GodFodder
    Apr 13, 2003
    This game is so f'in killer, kinda like Drug Lord or something, but with some fighting and looting built in and a legit market as well as a black market. sucks that there isn't a lot of animation, and I could see some opportunities for even more cool, but as an overall, this is a great re-playable pocket game that I won't be selling or trading back in =) Now if you'll excuse me I have this shipment of "Turkish Delight" to move here...then I'm gonna get me some hemp! Collapse