From the back of the package:
High Seas Trader breaks away from the fleet with its unique first person, YOU ARE THERE 3-D perspective!
Are you ready to take the helm of your own ship as a 17th century horizon slides into view? This completely new look in strategy gaming (no more little ships on flat maps!) puts you right up on deck while you outrun pirates and create trade routes to riches.
Get ready for wealth, danger and conquest in your bid to master the great maritime trading routes. Put ashore in faraway ports to repair the cannonball damage from the brigands you just blew away. And while you are doing R&R in exotic climes, drop into the local tavern for intrigue, supplies and enough rum to keep your crew six sheets to the wind.
This swashbuckling strategy game gives you 360 degrees of authentic trading and sea combat simulation together with a mariner's pursuit of vengeance: Only by succeeding on the treacherous High Seas can your rank and status steadily improve - along with the wealth of your home estate - until you reclaim the title stripped from your forebears long ago!
> Variety of goods to trade and passengers to carry.
> Command a crew of soldiers, sailors and apprentices.
> Defend against pirates and enemy men-o'-war.
> Buy and enhance ships from several types.
> Highly intuitive interface.
> Dynamic pricing and political models.
> Strong re-playability.
> Extensive speech with professional voices (CD-ROM only).