Sea Hunt (DOS)

Sea Hunt  DOS Configuration Screen


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Sea Hunt is a computerized version of the classic board game, "Battleship", for PC-DOS or MS-DOS.

The player is pitted against the computer A.I. There is no two-player option.

There are ten difficulty levels. Each player's fleet consists of eight ships, compared to the five featured in the board game version. These include an aircraft carrier, battleship, destroyer, cruiser, mine sweeper, submarine, spy ship and patrol boat. Because of the larger number of ships, the game also features a larger playing grid which measures 15 x 19 squares compared to the standard 10 x 10.

Grid squares are selected by moving a cursor over the grid, either with the cursor (arrow) keys or using a joystick. There is no mouse support. When placing ships on the player's grid, they can be pivoted so that they are oriented either vertically or horizontally using the space bar.

The computer A.I. elicits a personality of sorts, gloating every time it sinks a ship, and protesting when one of its ships is sunk. This can be turned off by those who find it annoying.


Sea Hunt  DOS Ten Difficulty Levels
Sea Hunt  DOS Placing The Player's Ships
Sea Hunt  DOS The Computer Pouts When Things Go Badly
Sea Hunt  DOS Back Out Before Finishing A Game And Be Derided

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Sea Hunt was developed on an IBM PCjr. and therefore supports the PCjr.'s 3-voice sound chip. Play it in DOSBox and set "machine=pcjr" in the dosbox.conf file to play it as it was intended to be played.

It will work on a standard IBM PC as well, but then only plays single-voice sounds through the PC's internal speaker.

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Halmanator (583) added Sea Hunt (DOS) on Jun 13, 2008