Alright, I'm done story mode, have done all I think I can at the port (including purchased as many characters as I was able, although many - like Barbarossa - are still locked). I want to go back through story mode for the minikits and compass items, but I don't seem to have a character that blasts shiny stuff, or opens the red/black doors/chests. There's no point in free-play if I can't get to the hidden areas!
I just figured that out after taking an hour to test all of my unlocked characters one by one, except I started from the bottom right and worked my way backwards. Marty was like the 4th last character I tried. haha
Now if only I could figure out how to unlock a Blackbeard character, I'd be on my way to 100%!
I've headed back a few times now, and the bugger has completely disappeared. I'm starting to wonder if it's a glitch. I'll keep trying, but I'm hoping there's be a cheat code to unlock him whenever the codes start being released.