ShipCombat Multiplayer is an Okay take on the classic Battleship
Jun 8, 2011 11:13 AM –
ShipCombat Multiplayer is a free addictive game that keeps you entertained during your spare time. The game is based on the classic pen & paper battleships game. Cool features makes it different from similar games in the market.
Tested on: MyTouch 3G Slide
Pros & Cons:
- A new take on the classic game of Battleship
- You can play against the AI or online against others from around the world
- While the game is free to download, most multi-players are looking to play for stars, which you earn (slowly) either playing the AI, or buy from an in-game purchase
- If you don’t have stars to bet, or don’t want to bet a large amount, finding someone to play with on multiplayer is a long wait
- There is no “pass to play” mode to play with a friend sitting next to you
ShipCombat Multiplayer is an interesting take on the classic game of Battleship. There are two games – five or ten ships. And you can either play against the AI or log into the multiplayer community to try to find a partner to play against. To be honest, multiplayer games were a bit slow compared to the AI, since you have to wait for two people to think instead of just one. It also takes quite some time to find someone willing to play for no stars at the beginning, so if you’re really looking for multiplayer action, then purchasing stars will probably be your best bet. One option I was really missing was a mode to play against a friend sitting next to you. A “pass and play” mode would be a great addition to the game, and would give it a lot more playability, in my opinion.
The game itself is very familiar if you’ve ever played Battleship. In the beginning, you can rotate and place all of your ships, and then you and your opponent, whether it’s the AI or another player, take turns trying to find the ships. The first one to find all the other player’s ships wins. In this game, if you get a hit, you can keep playing until you get another miss, which is both good and bad. If you couldn’t uncover an entire ship in one round, it would be a lot more competitive since even if you found a ship, there would still be a chance for your opponent to jump in and steal the win. It’s a minor issue, but it’s one that would make the game that much more enjoyable.
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It’s a fun game to a point, but after a while, it gets a bit repetitive. The multiplayer aspect is nice, but since most players are looking to bet stars, unless you’re willing to buy them yourself, it feels a bit limited as to the number of people you can get to play. If you are willing to buy stars to bet, then it’s going to be much easier to find opponents, but even still, the game is the same every time. It’s fun, but there’s not enough here to keep coming back over and over.
Not really. If you have friends who play it, or you’re a Battleship junkie, then maybe. But for the average, casual player, it’s a fun game for a few rounds, but probably not something you’re going to obsesses over like an Angry Birds.
The graphics are part of why the game feels a bit repetitive. The ships are just colored blocks – green for un-sunk and red for sunk. You move what looks a little like a crosshair to choose your squares, but it’s nothing really special, and the misses are just marked with a small circle. It would have been nice to see more advanced graphics or something there to pull you into the game.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
No vibration or accelerometer, and the sound is, again, not bad, but nothing spectacular either. Muting the game isn’t going to hinder or help your enjoyment of it at all.