A part of the Big Sea Games collection, Plunder vanished alongside Fairway Solitaire and several other greatly enjoyed titles as Big Fish Games‘s free-to-play site went under. Eventually, Fairway Solitaire, Mahjong Towers Eternity, Patchworkz, and Big Fish Slots became iOS games. And now, Big Sea Game fans can once again Plunder!

The pint-sized pirate, Cap’n Mac Macaw, is back to help you pillage goods and treasures. Unfortunately there are the other merciless looters, combative ships, and lots of obstacles. Most of the objects are destroyed with the strategic triggering of the many mines packed into the small area. However, it’s going to require all of your cunning to truly conquer.

In addition to detonating mines to blow up islands and target ships, you have the opportunity to equip your vessel with cannons, fireproof sales, a reinforced hull, and other upgrades. If that isn’t sufficient enough, there are one-time use power-ups to acquire and utilize, such as swappers, movers, and bombs. Steal gold to obtain these items and locate the treasures to become the ultimate pirate.

Those who own iPads get an extra treat, a Pong-style multiplayer game that consists of getting a bomb into the opponents goal before it explodes. It’s a two player table-top experience with options for goal limit and bomb time.

Plunder SD is compatible with iPhone 4, fourth generation iPod touch and newer running iOS 4.0 or later, and available in the App Store as a free download. Plunder HD is compatible with second generation iPad and newer running iOS 4.2 or later, and available in the App Store as a free download. The full game is purchasable in-app for $0.99 on iPhone and iPod touch and $1.99 on iPad, increasing to $1.99 and $2.99 after today (11/8).