Playable in Java, or by running file in VCC CoCo Emulator
Story File
Contains .dsk image of the game. LOADM "BLACKB". Then type EXEC to start the game.
This game requires an interpreter program - refer to the game's documentation for details.
Java TRS-80 CoCo Emulator
Hit setup and select the Disk tab. Type LOADM "BLACKB". Then type EXEC to start the game. F8 saves and F9 restores. Game saves are available in the snapshots tab.
This is a pseudo-format used to represent download adviser records that apply to multiple formats.

Have you played this game?

You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.

Playlists and Wishlists

RSS Feeds

New member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page

Blackbeard's Island

by Greg Miller


About the Story

Blackbeard's Island is the only commercial game released by Greg Miller. Eric Nelson helped design the game, and Greg's sister Pamela Dawn Miller drew the graphics.

"Background: The year: 1608, the place: the West Indies. Captain Edward Teach (alias Blackbeard) has raided an English vessel, and has made a great gain. Teach, wary of the British navy, sets sail into the southern Pacific where he buries the treasure on a forgotten isle....."

"You are treasure hunter and all-around beach bum Tom (get-rich-quick) Wentworth. During a voyage (being intoxicated) you've fallen off your father's yacht and washed ashore.
The island is a virtual paradise, except for the fact that the island's volcano is going to erupt!
You must escape the island and find Blackbeard's treasure in any way that you can!"

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Commercial (Out of Print)
Development System: Custom
Forgiveness Rating: Cruel
IFID: Unknown
TUID: ge5aftdsiqwkwja

Off-Site Reviews

Gaming After 40
Adventure of the Week - Blackbeard's Island (1984)
Tom Mix Software did not publish many graphic adventures, and this was a one-off by the creative team as well. It opens with a bit of historical information about Edward Teach, the infamous pirate Blackbeard, but then drops us into traditional adventure territory as we, as a ne'er-do-well rich kid, are challenged to hunt for his treasure and a way off the island, as its volcano threatens to erupt.

Blackbeard's Island is an old-school design with a sense of humor, and it's fairly challenging. I suspect playtesting was limited -- there's a major game-breaking bug at large, and the logic and parser are obstinate on numerous occasions. But it's playable and I enjoyed the experience, frustrating as it was at times.
See the full review

Page Update History

  v.2: 07-Jan-2013 14:29 - Jeff Bannow (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
Changed title, publication date, download links, external review links
v.1: 19-Jan-2011 15:15 - smartgenes
Created page