CARRIER BATTLES 4 GUADALCANAL is a classic hex-and-counter wargame covering the naval-air battles in the South Pacific in 1942-43

Find the Japanese and strike at them before they sink your precious carriers and prevent them from invading key points in New Guinea and in the Solomon Islands

This is a living app with new features every 2 months :-)

Main features:
- Solitaire play again powerful Japanese AI
- 6 historical scenarios : Coral Sea May 42, Midway June 42, Eastern Solomon Aug 42, Santa Cruz Oct 42, Guadalcanal Dec 42, Bismarck sea March 43
- Hex map with a scale of 30 miles per hex
- 40 types of warplanes, historical ships
- Naval-air search, radar, progressive intelligence gathering on enemy naval forces
- Air strikes against naval and land targets, surface battles
- Advanced damage system
- Invasion, naval bombardment
- Turn-based system
- A nice on-boarding sequence will guide the player to the depth of the game
- Available in English and in French
- No internet connection required to play against the AI

In-app purchases:
- 2-players game over internet, turn by turn
- A 7th scenario covering the landing at Bougainville and airstrikes against Rabaul in November 1943
- A 8th scenario covering the evacuation of Guadalcanal by Japanese troops in Jan/Feb 1943
- A 9th scenario covering the US invasion of Guadalcanal in August 1942
- A 10th scenario covering the US carrier raids against Japanese positions in Feb/Mar 1942
- Weather + what-ifs for the scenarios in order to test the effects of some likely events. Ex: what would happen if the Japanese had committed their whole carrier forces to invade Port Moresby, what-if the Saratoga was repaired on time for the battle of Midway, etc...

The duration of a game is about 1-3 hours

Contact and support :
Forum :

Some videos done by fans

What's New

Version 3.0.4

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Ratings and Reviews

Buyers remorse


The game is incomprehensible. Endless training and you can't start the game till you go through it all. Waste of money.

Developer Response

Sorry to hear that. May be we could see together what could be be improved for the on-boarding ? This a historical wargame with depth and thus requires a bit of preparation with rules and tutorials before playing

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You are a real wargamer, you don't understand why there is no oldschool wargames on ios, you want a real hex based aero naval game, here you go. You won t find anyother, this one is the real stuff

One of the best wargame in iOS


This game is good. If you are interest in tactical carrier combat during wwii you should not miss the game. The tutorial or manual of the game is long as a iOS game but easy to learn if you give it time.

The game is very hard to win. Some scenarios are not very balance like the one in Solomon sea. I still cannot win after many times of trying. The main Guadalcanal scenario is balance though. I hope there is difficulty setting. Not in terms of changing the order of battle, but rather give dice roll modifier so to keep the history order of battle intact.

In terms of gameplay it depends a lot of luck and timing. CAP seems very weak in terms of protecting your carrier. If your carrier got spotted before you spot the Japanese carrier you are in deep trouble. You need to kind of hide your carriers, balancing the Air Force between CAP, air strike and searching mission, hoping to strike your enemy before they can do the same to you. It does reflect the real naval combat situation. It is luck based. But it is very intense and fun.

In the market There are tons of war games about land hex based combat but very few about naval combat so this game is really something you cannot miss.


cyril jarnot
90.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
© 2016 - Cyril Jarnot
In-App Purchases
  1. Alternatives $1.39
  2. The End of Rabaul $1.39
  3. Revange Raids $1.39


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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