It’s September 19, International Talk Like A Pirate Day (TLAPD). So for all you pirates-lovers or pirates in hiding, we’ve compiled a list of Top 5 pirate apps for iPhone and iPod Touch. Tell us how you plan to use your phone to celebrate or scare the landlubbers in the comments section!
Pocket Pirate (free) — Learn to speak pirate with 8 scurvy-lovin’ phrases. Nice graphics and crisp sound quality would make this a deal even if you had to pay for it. But for free, it’s practically a steal.
Pirate Tic-Tac-Toe ($0.99) — Let the battle begin! Play with a partner or against the computer. This pirate version of tic tac toe includes a few twists like the dangerous Charybdis that can change the whole game. Difficulty can be set so even small buccaneers can try their hand at this ancient game of skill. Fun graphics include a parchment background and skull O’s and bone X’s.
Pirate Battle Sound-FX ($0.99) — Create realistic battle sounds including sword fights, canon fire, the rattle of gold coins, crowd fight and various shouts and piratey phrases. There are 31 sounds total and like most good sound machines you can roll the effects on top of each other to create a very realistic sounding pirate war.
ayePhone ($0.99) — Touch the skull if ye dare and hear the voice of pirates of days gone by. 10 pirate phrases are played randomly to strike fear into the hearts of casual landlubbers. The graphic is cheesy, but the pirate voice is realistic. Keep your ayePhone in your pocket and tap the screen on the sly to let the fun begin.
iPirate (free) — Find out yer pirate name. Tell the app your gender and given name then click to find your true pirate self. The pirate names really have no relation to your real name. As a free app, it’s hard to complain but I wish the names correlated better — such as making Barbara into Black Sea Barb instead of Elizabeth of the High Seas. Still it’s a fun addition to your parcel of pirate paraphernalia.