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Sub Battle Simulator (TRS-80 CoCo)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of manual for Epyx game Destroyer:
    SUB BATTLE SIMULATOR: TEST DIVE ONE FOR YOURSELF

    * The first in THE MASTERS COLLECTION for advanced gamers.

    * The most detailed, historic WWII sub simulation ever.

    * Command one of 6 different U.S. Navy subs or German U-Boats.

    * Perform target practice, play over 60 missions, or last through an entire war.

    * Learn every aspect of underwater warfare: navigation, weapons usage, weather, repairs and more.

    * Completely authentic vessels with 5 levels of maps, periscope, binoculars, radar, personal arsenal and more.

    Only From Epyx!

    Contributed by PCGamer77 (3028) on Jun 06, 2002.

Epyx 1987 Product Catalog:
    THE MASTERS COLLECTION

    These days, we're working on a line of games so sophisticated, they really deserve a category all their own. We call it the Masters Collection.

    The first in the series is Sub Battle Simulator. The most realistic, all-encompassing simulation ever created for the personal computer. You'll command one of six types of American subs or German Kriegsmarine U-Boats, during any year from 1939 to 1945. In either ocean. You'll perform one of over 60 missions, each based on actual historic scenarios ranging from seek and kill to rendezvous and lifeguarding.

    Or you'll engage in the most difficult objective of all: To make it through *the entire war.*

    Each vessel is completely unique and painstakingly authentic, so you'll have a lot to learn before you submerge: Navigation. Weather. Radar. And the contents of the target book, for starters.

    Your arsenal will include anti-aircraft guns. Torpedoes. Mines. And 40mm Bofors deck guns so powerful, they could easily take out a 150-ton freighter.

    Plus, you'll have sonar, a 360 degree periscope and maps covering nearly 200,000 square miles.

    But even all that may not be enough.

    Because on top of the risk of bumping a depth charge or facing a killer Destroyer, you'll still have to contend with the machine-gun fire of the enemy aircraft.

    Needless to say, there have been other simulations. Even other sub simulations. But *none* have had the degree of authenticity, gut-wrenching action or historical accuracy of this one.

    It is a challenge of unbelievable depth.

    Contributed by PCGamer77 (3028) on Jun 06, 2002.

Advertisement in COMPUTE!, March 1987:

    TEST DIVE ONE FOR YOURSELF.



    In their day, they ruled over three quarters of the earth's surface.

    During WWII, they viciously brought Britain to her knees. And Japan to the ground.

    These were the silent killers: Tench. Gato. U-Boat.

    And now, they return. In this, the most realistic, all-encompassing simulation ever created for the personal computer.

    You will command one of six types of American subs or German Kriegsmarine U-Boats, during any year from 1939 to 1945. You'll perform one of over 60 missions. Or you'll engage in the most difficult task of all: To make it through the entire war.

    Each vessel is completely unique and painstakingly authentic, so you'll have a lot to learn: Navigation. Weather. Radar. And the contents of a vital target book, among other things.

    Your arsenal will include deck and anti-aircraft guns. Torpedoes. And mines.

    But even all that may not be enough.

    Because besides the risk of bumping a depth charge or facing a killer Destroyer, you'll still have to contend with the gunfire of enemy aircraft.

    No simulation has ever had the degree of authenticity, gut-wrenching action or historical accuracy of this one.

    The first release of our new Masters Collection. And a challenge of unbelievable depth.

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Oct 14, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    This is your chance to embark on what is unquestionable the most detailed, realistic, all-encompassing war simulation ever created. As Commanding Officer, you'll direct one of six U.S. navy subs of German Kriegsmarine U-boats, during any year from 1939 to 1945 in either ocean. You'll be ordered to perform one of 60 different missions, each one based on actual historical scenarios, ranging from seek and destroy to rendezvous and lifeguarding. Or you'll engage the hardest mission of all: to last through the entire war. Start at the top and work your way to the Bottom. Each vessel is completely unique and painstakingly authentic, so you'll have a lot to learn before you submerge. Every spect of underwater warfare-navigation, weather repairs, even contending with the danger of enemy aircraft, ramming a destroyer or bumping a depth charge - will play a part as you map your overall strategy. And then there's the matter of your personal arsenal. Deck and anti-aircraft guns. Torpedoes. Mines. And guts. You'll have them all. But then, so will your enemy. A war game that's more than a war game. There have been many combat simulations. Even a few involving submarines. But none have had the degree of authenticity, number of variables, scope or gut-wrenching action of this one. The fact is, it's a challenge of unbelievable depth. The question is, can you handle the pressure?

    Contributed by Old man gamer (302) on Jun 14, 2000.