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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 TurboGrafx-16 Title screen
Gunboat TurboGrafx-16 Shooting
Gunboat TurboGrafx-16 Viewing a map
Gunboat TurboGrafx-16 Beginning a training mission in Vietnam

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Gunboat Screenshot
Gunboat Screenshot
Gunboat Screenshot
Gunboat Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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TurboPlay Apr, 1992 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Defunct Games Jan 13, 2008 65 out of 100 65


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Kabushi (257040) added Gunboat (TurboGrafx-16) on Mar 09, 2006
Other platforms contributed by B.L. Stryker (23173), 80 (6535), Sciere (729646) and Kabushi (257040)