Buccaneer is an online game in which players assume the role of a pirate and captain of a ship. In this game, players are given 100 weeks (determined by the game) to prepare their ship and crew before they face the antagonist Lord Haddock. During this time, players can sail the seven seas to fight sea monsters, visit ports to hire crews and equip ships with ammunition, and complete quests.
This game features 16 locations on both land and sea, 16 different enemies including sea monsters and enemy ships, and four alternate endings. All throughout the journey, players will encounter mythical creatures, mysterious characters, and make decisions that will shape their journey. Players can earn money by looting treasure chests and winning in gambling games. The money can be used to hire crew, repair the ship’s hull, or buy a new ship.
The game is fully mouse-controlled. Players are provided with a map on which the names of seas and ports are written. Players can click on seas and ports; each action counts as one week. At sea, players may be given the option to fight another ship or not, or to simply look for treasure. Players are given different types of weapons, each with a specific function. For example, Hotshot sends fiery bullets to enemy ships, setting them on fire; chainshot is able to entangle sea monsters; and grapeshot has the ability to kill the crew of enemy ships.