By Capital j Media LLC
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"Challenging and exciting" - AppAdvice.com
"Dreadfleet meets Axis & Allies" - BoardGameGeek.com
"If you want to get a whiff of the experience of commanding a fleet in the Pacific in a naval battle, this is your game." - iPhone Life Magazine
BATTLE FLEET is the ultimate WW2 naval strategy game. You are in command of a fleet of US or Japanese ships in the Pacific theater of war during World War 2.
As AppAdvice says "this ain't your grandma's game of Battleship!"
The game features turn based gameplay allowing you to move your fleet into position, aim individual turrets on each ship and sink the enemy fleet.
Single Player Battle Mode - Face off against an AI opponent.
Multiplayer - Play against another Human opponent on the same iPad or online via Game Center
US Campaign - Play through unique and challenging missions as the Captain of the USS Knight.
Japanese Campaign - Take command for the Empire of Japan and experience the other side of the story.
Control an entire fleet of ships including Carriers, Destroyers, Battleships and more.
Hunt and Sink a powerful Battleship in the US Campaign. Launch waves of aircraft from your carriers.
Arm your ships with Torpedoes, Spread Turrets and massive 14" High Explosive guns!
Access Strategic Command support such as Airstrikes, Sabotage, and Naval Minefields.
Control the aim and power of each of your ship's guns.
Maneuver your ships to maximize their firepower with a full broadside attack.
Check out the full trailer and tutorial at:
ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE MAC APP STORE
What's New in Version 1.31
- Updated weapon selection screen
- Player nicknames are shown in Game Center Multiplayer
- Multiplayer tweaks
- Multiplayer invite fix
Not a real war game
I wanted to like this game, I really did, but it didn't take long to figure out that it is an arcade type game, not a war game. I was looking for realistic play. You won't find that here, not in the least. Despite the way it is advertised, this is not a historically-based war game. The ships have no resemblance whatsoever to real warships from WWII. The turret types are completely fictional. The movement is not even slightly realistic. (A ship can move forwards in one turn and backwards the next -- just try that in a real ship!)
Others have commented on the problem with aiming and range firing, so I won't elaborate on that except to add that starting each game you can select an assistant for one or the other, but not both. It automatically defaults to the aiming assistant and if you don't select the other, forget about changing it after the game starts, because you can't. Maybe that's okay since neither one is much use anyhow!
The UI is pretty bad. It looks like a PC game ported to the iPad without much redesign, which I think is exactly what it is. Mostly it just gets in the way. Want instructions? Except for a primitive and incomplete tutorial, you won't get any. Maybe that's okay too, since the game really isn't worth learning.
I've played more sophisticated war games with pieces of cardboard on paper maps. One of these days someone is going to create a real turn-based war game for the iPad, and blow feeble efforts like this one out of the water.
Battle Fleet: Where EVERY ship has battleship-style turrets.
This is a decent game that could've been much better, if only *some* effort to make the ships more realistic-looking was made. Put it this way... Your main ship, a destroyer, has the 3 turret configuration of a battleship. As if that wasn't bad enough, they also pop two smaller battleship-style turrets on either side of your ship, making it look like some kind of a God-awful anime abomination. THEN, they give some of your turrets "spread" shot like a shotgun or early 19th century grapeshot, making it even more ridiculous.
Honestly, guys, would it have been that hard to just look at some pictures of WW2 ships before making this game?
Smart, tactical wargame
Played this game for a while now and really glad to see multiplayer added. I think the new aiming feature that was added is great if you are starting out with the game, but I still like the old aiming mode. Glad that's still in there. Nice to see a mini tutorial added along with the full tutorial, if you don't want to play through the full one. Overall still a great game, the mix of strategy and tank-style aiming is really unique and a nice change from typical iPad games.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 14, 2012
- Version: 1.31
- Size: 44.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Capital j Media LLC
- © 2012 Capital j. Media LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.