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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 ZX Spectrum Still practicing under fire. Still 'No damage possible'
Gunboat ZX Spectrum Mission 1 : This is completely unexpected!
Gunboat ZX Spectrum At the start of the game the player must enter their name
Gunboat ZX Spectrum There's an 'Identify target' key. The boat I've been shelling is a PBR, better stop that

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1991 82 out of 100 82
The Games Machine (UK) DOS May, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Dragon DOS Jul, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1990 80 out of 100 80
Power Play DOS Jun, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Action Amiga Sep, 1991 73 out of 100 73
TurboPlay TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1992 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Defunct Games TurboGrafx-16 Jan 13, 2008 65 out of 100 65
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jun, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1991 5.4 out of 12 45

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