Worse Things Happen at Sea (ZX Spectrum)

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Taking control of a robot ship captain, your task is to ensure that the ship travels successfully from port to port. Sadly the ship isn't particularly well-sealed, and soon starts letting water in. Every time one of these leaks appears, it is your job to get to the appropriate deck (there are 11 in total) and seal it.

Completing this task each time involves using the hatches to access the room, picking up a sealing patch, and then using it to plug the leak, before draining any water which did get in from the area. Robots and water don't mix, so you'll only be able to withstand any water for a short amount of time.

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Worse Things Happen at Sea ZX Spectrum The game offers instructions to the newcomer.
Worse Things Happen at Sea ZX Spectrum ... and this which says that water on a ship can be a bad thing
Worse Things Happen at Sea ZX Spectrum The instructions are given by highlighting on-screen items and labelling them in inverse video
Worse Things Happen at Sea ZX Spectrum The game has an unusual way of defining action keys. There are six preset combinations and the player can choose the one that best suits them

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Crash! Jul, 1984 91 out of 100 91
Micro 7 Oct, 1984 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
Sinclair User Oct, 1984 7 out of 10 70

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Martin Smith (66787) added Worse Things Happen at Sea (ZX Spectrum) on Oct 10, 2004