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Platform Votes Score
Amiga 5 3.9
Amstrad CPC Awaiting 5 votes...
Atari ST Awaiting 5 votes...
Commodore 64 5 3.8
ZX Spectrum Awaiting 5 votes...
Combined User Score 10 3.9


Critic Reviews

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100
Amstrad CPCComputer and Video Games (CVG) (Sep, 1987)
Gameplay is much the same on all versions - after all you can't really change much in such a simple concept. In fact it's so simple it's brilliant.
100
ZX SpectrumComputer and Video Games (CVG) (Sep, 1987)
Gameplay is much the same on all versions - after all you can't really change much in such a simple concept. In fact it's so simple it's brilliant.
100
Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG) (Sep, 1987)
Gameplay is much the same on all versions - after all you can't really change much in such a simple concept. In fact it's so simple it's brilliant.
83
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK) (Dec, 1987)
The Graphics aren't as impressive or detailed as those of the Amstrad version, but they are smooth and feature some good animation.
80
Atari STASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (Oct, 1990)
Heute gibt‘s die Seeschlacht schon für nur schlappe 20 Huhns. Wer da nicht zugreift, ist selbst schuld! Battleships ist ein Uralt-Spielprinzip, simpel, aber super - einfach nicht kleinzukriegen.
80
Commodore 64Commodore User (Sep, 1987)
Battleships has been very neatly programmed It's incredibly simple to play and ridiculously addictive. Elite have even improved on the area they are weakest, sound, with a reasonable tune and good effects.
75
Commodore 64ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (Sep, 1987)
Bleibt abzuwarten, ob die User sich auf BATTLESHIPS stürzen oder doch lieber wieder unter der Schulbank mit Papier und Bleistift „arbeiten“, Die „Grafik“ ist im letzteren Falle sicherlich schlechter. Dafür hat man aber (vielleicht) den Vorteil, nicht vom Lehrer erwischt zu werden. Warum? Ganz einfach: der Sound von donnernden Kanonen und hervorragender Background-Musik ist nur bei BATTLESHIPS zu hören. Kurzum: Nettes Spielchen, wirklich!
66
Atari STST Action (Jun, 1988)
Well, what can be said about a game that has kept thousands of kids fascinated since the dawn of sea warfare? The transition from scruffy bits of paper torn from the back of maths books to the computerised, mouse-operated game from Elite is certainly successful - it kept me quiet for a while, and it is the sort of game that will remain popular for a long time after the initial "play it to death" syndrome has worn off. The music is one thing, however, that I wish could be changed - too much stopping and starting makes the game seem very disjointed. Overall, one to have in the collection whatever age you are - simple, harmless fun.
65
Atari STThe Games Machine (UK) (Dec, 1987)
Battleships is polished with some very nice graphics, which give the game solidity, and coupled with sound, the game does come alive. However, it is still only Battleships - the same game you'd play with pencil and paper - and that's where it tends to fall apart.
61
[Budget re-release] Battleships is Battleships is Battleships. A good translation but only entertaining until the novelty wears off.
55
Atari STZero (May, 1990)
Basically it's a competent conversion, with slight variations on the original gameplay. Instead of one shot each turn, you get loads! [...] Eighty two 'pee' for two biros and an exercise book in our local newsagents or £9.99 on ST or Amiga. The choice is yours. [Budget re-release]
52
The micro version gives you a computer-controlled opponent, so you won't have to worry on that score. Computer Battleships is a simple game that you'll probably play for years to come - but never get too excited.
9
Amstrad CPCHappy Computer (Sep, 1987)
Das kann doch wohl nicht wahr sein! Da veröffentlicht ein renommiertes englisches Softwarehaus eine Computer-Version von „Schiffe versenken“. So etwas hätte bei uns Probleme, als Listing angenommen zu werden. Und dann steckt außer Grafik und Sound nichts dahinter. Das geht so weit, daß der Computergegner ohne Probleme geschlagen werden kann. Bitte, bitte, gebt mir lieber Karopapier!
 
Atari STASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (Oct, 1987)
Wir hatten bereits die - auch sehr gute - C-64-Version von BATTLESHIPS vorgestellt, aber der ST schlägt alle Fassungen um Längen. Die Super-Animation, der gute Sound und das restliche Outfit machen aus diesem doch eigentlich recht simplen Spiel ein äußerst spannendes Actionspiel. Bravo ELITE!