You have a treasure map, but also your competitors: the treasure will be for the first one that reaches the island. Paddle fast! The pirates play dirty, so they will shoot at you: dodge their shots and answer them the same way. After each race, use your earnings to buy new boats, weapons, candles and other upgrades. In level 1, you run against 2 rivals and have to earn 958 golden coins. Later it will be more difficult!
Arrow keys left/right to row, space bar to shoot (the cannons will always point to the closer enemy). Between races, interact with the mouse to buy upgrades. To advance faster, press alternately the left and right arrows.