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Gunboat is a 2D action simulation. You take control of a U.S. Gunboat in several conflict zones.

Your Gunboat carries a crew of four men:

- A first-class petty officer who serves as boat captain and pilot
- A gunner’s mate, who controls the forward guns
- An engine man, who takes care of the engines and serves as midship gunner
- A seaman who controls the aft guns

All four men are cross-trained in each other’s tasks … redundancy becomes crucial if one or two crew members are wounded or dead.

Be careful on the rivers ...!

Anchors aweigh!


Gunboat DOS Bow Gunner's Station
Gunboat DOS Enemy spotted ...
Gunboat DOS Title screen
Gunboat DOS Title Screen (CGA)

Promo Images

Gunboat Screenshot
Gunboat Screenshot
Gunboat Screenshot
Gunboat Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "צירעה" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Gunboat: River Combat Simulation" -- Tag-lined title

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) May, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Dragon Jul, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The One May, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Jun, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Tilt Jun, 1990 14 out of 20 70
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele 1990 7 out of 10 70
Retro Archives Apr 27, 2021 13.5 out of 20 68
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Apr 17, 2021 3 out of 6 50
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1990 5.6 out of 12 47


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80 (6536) added Gunboat (DOS) on Nov 07, 2003
Other platforms contributed by B.L. Stryker (23452), Sciere (792569) and Kabushi (257695)
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