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Gunboat

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
70
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TurboGrafx-16
...
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DOS
76
3.8
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Description

Gunboat is a 2D action simulation. You take control of a U.S. Gunboat in several conflict zones.

Your Gunboat carries a crew of four men:

- A first-class petty officer who serves as boat captain and pilot
- A gunner’s mate, who controls the forward guns
- An engine man, who takes care of the engines and serves as midship gunner
- A seaman who controls the aft guns


All four men are cross-trained in each other’s tasks … redundancy becomes crucial if one or two crew members are wounded or dead.

Be careful on the rivers ...!

Anchors aweigh!

Screenshots

Gunboat DOS Title screen
Gunboat ZX Spectrum Pilot practice. This allows the player to drive around a bit
Gunboat TurboGrafx-16 Shooting
Gunboat ZX Spectrum Mission 2 : This is what we signed up for. Nice to be invulnerable first time out

Alternate Titles

  • "צירעה" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Gunboat: River Combat Simulation" -- Tag-lined title

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The Press Says

Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1991 82 out of 100 82
The Games Machine (UK) DOS May, 1990 81 out of 100 81
The One DOS May, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Power Play DOS Jun, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Action Amiga Sep, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Amiga Power Amiga Aug, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Defunct Games TurboGrafx-16 Jan 13, 2008 65 out of 100 65
Dragon Amiga Oct, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jun, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Amiga Force Amiga Oct, 1993 60 out of 100 60

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Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (20702), Christian Klein (5790) and Kabushi (125982)