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Battleship (NES)

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Battleship for NES and Game Gear is an adaptation of the pen and paper battleship game that puts its own spin on the concept. The ship lineup is unique in designations and sizes, the grid is 12 by 8 instead of the standard 10 by 10, and only one shot can be made per turn regardless of if it hits or not. Major changes from the classic game are a level structure and special weapons. The game contains eight larger levels, consisting of five sub-stages each, with passwords awarded after a successful battle. Each main level adds a new gameplay element: either a new ship (submarine and carrier are not available from the start) or a new weapon for an existing ship. The special weapons fire many missiles many points across a set grid, for instance in an X pattern. The bigger the ship, the larger the grid area. Each ship can only shoot its special missile once per game and if the ship carrying the weapon is destroyed then the weapon becomes unusable. Later stages add reconnaissance weapons: a sonar that can only detect the submarine and an aerial recon that can spot any ship.


Battleship NES ...but that did not fool the CPU for that long.
Battleship NES The Seadart missile from the Cruiser
Battleship NES The enemy grid after the game. How unlucky is that.
Battleship NES Placing the ships on the board.

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Game Freaks 365 2005 4.5 out of 10 45
neXGam 2002 2.2 out of 10 22
Total! (Germany) Feb, 1993 5 out of 6 20


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beetle120 (2318) added Battleship (NES) on Dec 27, 2007
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