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Description

An early submarine game with ten missions which can be played with both American and Soviet attack submarines. The game focuses on realism with several stations the player can use (sonar, weapons, navigation, helm, radio and periscope) but most duties can be delegated to crew members. The graphics are mostly close-up views of the control panels but in some occasions they feature digitized images of surface ships and crew.

Screenshots

688 Attack Sub Amiga Once you have put in the correct password then you are given your mission briefing and can then access the various other ship stations, some others screens are:
688 Attack Sub DOS Soviet control room (CGA)
688 Attack Sub Amiga The main game screen - the mouse pointer changes to the appropriate function sprite when over hot spots. Here it a sextant denoting the navigation room is activated by clicking here.
688 Attack Sub DOS Contour map and U.S. navigation control

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User Reviews

Simple but fun submarine combat game. Excellent modem 2 player game. DOS gametrader (233)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1990 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1990 10 out of 12 83
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Power Play DOS May, 1989 75 out of 100 75
Just Games Retro Genesis Aug 16, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Sega-16.com Genesis Oct 25, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Jul, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Games Amiga Jun, 1993 69 out of 100 69
Video Games Genesis Jun, 1991 66 out of 100 66
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 03, 2005 3 out of 6 50

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Trivia

Copy Protection

The 688 Attack Sub box stated that the game was NOT copy protected. However, in order to start a mission you had to transmit a code to fleet command which consisted of looking up a sub name in the manual and finding the corresponding code. The codes were scattered all through the manual making pirating difficult.

Extras

The first edition release came with a nice 688 Hunter / Killer patch underneath the outer shrinkwrap.

Gameplay

You could play for either the American or Soviet navy. Different graphics were used for the subs on each side with Soviet text optionally appearing in a Cyrillic font (but still in English).

Installation

The first time you install the game, it asked you for your first name. Your name was then saved onto the game disk so all future installs would use this name. There was no option to change it.

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