How do you play retro games?

Ship of the Line

Ship of the Line Screenshots

Commodore 64 version

Ship of the Line Commodore 64 Starting a new game.

Starting a new game.

Ship of the Line Commodore 64 Encountering a ship on the water.

Encountering a ship on the water.

Ship of the Line Commodore 64 Engaging the ship in combat.

Engaging the ship in combat.

Ship of the Line Commodore 64 To the victor go the spoils.

To the victor go the spoils.

Ship of the Line Commodore 64 Engaging three ships in combat.

Engaging three ships in combat.

Ship of the Line Commodore 64 Upon returning to port, a promotion is in order.

Upon returning to port, a promotion is in order.

Ship of the Line Commodore 64 To get promoted you must pass a simple test.

To get promoted you must pass a simple test.

Ship of the Line Commodore 64 Running out of food and water is fatal for the Captain.

Running out of food and water is fatal for the Captain.


Ship of the Line Screenshots

ZX Spectrum version

Ship of the Line ZX Spectrum The start of the game. The player takes on the lowest rank and must go and show Johnny Foreigner a thing or two

The start of the game. The player takes on the lowest rank and must go and show Johnny Foreigner a thing or two

Ship of the Line ZX Spectrum This is the ship the player commands

This is the ship the player commands

Ship of the Line ZX Spectrum Now we're at sea. Sometimes it can take several screens before another ship is sighted. This time there's a squadron of seven straight away. Time to fight I think.

Now we're at sea. Sometimes it can take several screens before another ship is sighted. This time there's a squadron of seven straight away. Time to fight I think.

Ship of the Line ZX Spectrum After a short delay the game displays explosions on the enemy ships

After a short delay the game displays explosions on the enemy ships

Ship of the Line ZX Spectrum This cycle is repeated several times. The player loses men and uses resources, the enemy ships occasionally sink

This cycle is repeated several times. The player loses men and uses resources, the enemy ships occasionally sink

Ship of the Line ZX Spectrum When the order to fire is given the cutter's gun ports turn red

When the order to fire is given the cutter's gun ports turn red

Ship of the Line ZX Spectrum In the last turn there were still 45 men left, no indication that anything was amiss at all!.

In the last turn there were still 45 men left, no indication that anything was amiss at all!.

Ship of the Line ZX Spectrum The screen refreshes a few ties, each time showing less & less of the ship

The screen refreshes a few ties, each time showing less & less of the ship

Ship of the Line ZX Spectrum So the game is replayed and a new ship sets out to sea. This is one of a number of calamities that can befall the ship

So the game is replayed and a new ship sets out to sea. This is one of a number of calamities that can befall the ship

Ship of the Line ZX Spectrum Having fought five ships and sunk three the navy made a tactical withdrawal. The enemy pursued so naturally they were fired upon

Having fought five ships and sunk three the navy made a tactical withdrawal. The enemy pursued so naturally they were fired upon

Ship of the Line ZX Spectrum When heading home there are often a few delays thrown into the game so not to leave this action until too late

When heading home there are often a few delays thrown into the game so not to leave this action until too late

Ship of the Line ZX Spectrum Excellent! the ship's supplies have been replenished. No promotion though.

Excellent! the ship's supplies have been replenished. No promotion though.

Ship of the Line ZX Spectrum Every now and then an enemy surrenders. These should probably be boarded and captured - something I missed

Every now and then an enemy surrenders. These should probably be boarded and captured - something I missed