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Description

Navy Moves is a side scrolling shooter. Being the sequel of "Army Moves" it has a similar gaming style.

The player plays McArra and belongs to the special pacification forces. Its mission: find and destroy a nuclear submarine U-5544 that has unbalanced the forces between the two most powerful armies on Earth. The name of the operation is Cephalopod.

Firstly, the player must cross a dense minefield on board of the Zodiac. The mines themselves are visible enough, but the player must also beware of enemies on jet-skis. After that, in order to reach the submarine the player will cross a series of underwater caves. They haven't been explored thoroughly, but are known to contain extremely dangerous fauna, like sharks and giant squids.

Part two of the game will take part inside the enemy submarine. In order to gain access to every section of the submarine the player needs to eliminate enemy officers and use their ID cards. Once every section is accessible, plant a bomb at the bottom of the nuclear reactor, stop the engines and reach for the surface.

Screenshots

Navy Moves Atari ST Title screen
Navy Moves Commodore 64 You have almost made it to the submarine but a sea monster is blocking your way. Kill it before it eats up the ship.
Navy Moves Amiga A short cut-scene after the first level.
Navy Moves Amstrad CPC Title screen and main menu

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Critic Reviews

Atari ST User Atari ST Sep, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 77 out of 100 77
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum May, 1989 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1989 8.8 out of 12 73
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Aug, 1989 72 out of 100 72
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jul, 1989 62 out of 100 62
Amiga Format Amiga Aug, 1989 53 out of 100 53
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1992 43 out of 100 43
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Sep, 1989 34 out of 100 34
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Sep, 1989 33 out of 100 33

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Trivia

Cover Art

The man on the front box cover is obviously modeled after Arnold Schwarzenegger, from the Commando (1985) movie poster.

Extras

Dinamic went the extra mile with the extras for the game. The original release included an ilustrated manual, a game poster, a sealed envelope containing tips for the game and a map of the submarine in the second part of the game. Re-releases included a shorter version of the manual only.

PC version

The PC version consists only of part 2 of the game, while the remainder of the 16 bit versions are complete. The reason behind this may be closing deadlines, which would have prompted Dinamic to release an incomplete PC port. The versions of "Army Moves" and "Navy Moves" included as extra content with "Arctic Moves" were ZX Spectrum versions running under an emulator.

Protagonist

The protagonist's name, McArra, is a play on the Spanish word for "pimp", "macarra".
Contributed to by Kohler 86 (7958) and Martin Smith (78737)
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