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Ralph Bosson's High Seas

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Description

From the days of fighting sail comes this game of combat on the high seas.

Although produced very early in the PC era (1988), Ralph Bosson's High Seas works from a graphical deck view, resorting to a chart view only for position checks (which can become important in fleet engagements). It operates either on 10-game-minute turns, or interrupt-to-issue-orders mode. It models the effects of wind on maneuvering and the effects of different ammo types against the wooden walls and sails of opposing vessels. A very advanced feature included is a scenario designer.

The game can be played either hot-seated or with a computer opponent.

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Ralph Bosson's High Seas Commodore 64 Main Menu
Ralph Bosson's High Seas DOS Title Screen
Ralph Bosson's High Seas Commodore 64 Title Screen
Ralph Bosson's High Seas DOS Approaching the ship

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Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1990 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II Oct, 1990 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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