a game by Mindscape Inc
The main game takes place on a over head view. Now the game will allow each of your ships and the enemy ships to move only once per "turn", this may sound simple but the game will only allow you a limited amount of turns each scenario (stage if you want). So alot of thinking has to go into each decision, one wrong move and you might of already failed the mission, which really screws with the fun factor of the game. There's also a rader to help navigate through the sea, the normal rader will detect any ship that hasn't come into view, and the sonar will help you see where the mines are planted. Now once you go into battle with another ship the view changes to a first-person mode and exchange firepower with the enemy. Almost all the time it's not really sure if you or the enemy is going to win in these battles, you can easily hit there ship but when they fire at you, you don't even know if the enemies shot is gonna hit you. But the size and firepower of your ship will help differ the odds, example: if you have a large ship with great fire power going up against a small weak ship, then you chances of victory is high, and vice-versa. Now if you go up against a submarine or try to destroy a mine, the view changes to a side view mode so you can see the mine or submarine. It's not as easy because you have to guess the depth of which to drop your bombs under water, and you only get one chance cause your ship is moving along as you do this and you only have a limited amount of bombs. Now all of this could've turned out to be a good experience, but again the limited amount of turns you get boggles down the fun.
So you're a master tactician? Test your military mettle with Super Battleship, Mind-scape's souped-up Genesis version of the classic board game. Flop aboard mighty warships, quick patrol boats, and evasive submarines and try to outmaneuver your enemies in a variety of missions. When it's time to battle, you enter a mild action sequence as the the gunner on one of several vessels. For die-hard traditionalists, Mindscape has included a one-player version of Battleship.
- Check your Recon often when submarines are in the vicinity.
- Lead enemies when firing. Some of them move pretty fast.
- In classic Battleship, spread your guesses out like a checkerboard.
2006-04-29 Super Battleship is a great game for fans of the classic board game.