By Mythical City Games Inc.
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BATTLE FLEET 2 is now available for iPad and OS X
"Challenging and exciting" - AppAdvice.com
"Dreadfleet meets Axis & Allies" - BoardGameGeek.com
BATTLE FLEET is the ultimate Mac 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.
The game features innovative 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.
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.
Hotseat Multiplayer - Play against another Human opponent on the same Mac. Pick your fleets, outfit your ships and sink your opponent.
Control up to 3 ships at once, including Frigates, Destroyers, Cruisers, 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.
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Also available for the iPad!
I Like This Game
I usually do not take the time to write reviews, but I really like this game. I read someone else's review suggesting that the game play was similar to the old Star Fleet Battles board game, and since I liked that game (many years ago), I thought I would give it a try. I think the suggestion was a valid one, as I discovered that I like playing this more than the classic Star Fleet Battles board game. I like a turn-based naval battle game, where there is some strategy, and you get to command several ships and fire their guns at multiple enemy vessels. This game plays well, and the animation, sound effects, and detail on the ships is very well done. I think the game has a lot of potential, and hope the developers continue to add new features. I have already made several suggestions to the developers, and the feedback received from them indicates that they are continuing to add to the game. I quickly figured out how to estimate the range to a target, but trying to get the angle correct is sometimes a challenge. My solution is to concentrate all of the guns available on one of your ships upon the same target, and fire multiple guns at the same enemy ship. If the first round hits off target, I change the angle (and range if necessary) for the next salvo in order to correct for the miss. This technique can be very deadly, and subsequent rounds hitting directly on target can cause a lot of damage. I also have the iPad version.
I gave this game 5 stars because, while it's not perfect, it's been totally engaging. I paid only $2, so that adds to the value of the game. The game is a little clunky at first, but you get the hang of the controls quickly.
Hints to players: Standard guns seem to be the best combo of power and range. Use AA guns to protect your self from aircraft carriers. I use a straight edge across my screen to aim my guns. If you can angle your boat to get off a full broadsides, the extra shots really help! As with turn based games, concentrating your fire on one enemy reduces the amount of fire you face. Gauge the distance so you, not the enemy, gets off the first shot.
Request to developers: simulating wind would make the game more challenging and fun. Smaller boats in this game are too powerful. They should only be allowed to carry weak guns. Furthermore, I want some 16 inch poppers on my battleships. Why is the aircraft carrier so weak? WWII proved the carrier reigned supreme at sea.
I've never played a game quite like this, but I like it! Unlike the typical 'pick a target to fire at' in most games, you actually have to estimate the angle and distance for your shots. It's a bit tough at first but after a few rounds you quickly get the hang of it. It's something that you keep getting better at and it's soooo satisfying when you hit your target! There's 2 campaigns, but the Japanese one is really short, so hopefully more missions will get added. It also needs multiplyer online, playing on the same computer is a bit 90s. Overall it's a really cool and unique strategy/simulation game that I'm happy to support.