Ships N' Battles SnB

Ships N' Battles SnB

1,000 - 5,000 downloads

Pros
  • 3D graphics and effects
  • Several innovations to the game we now
Cons
  • No home rules, no alternative rule sets
  • Few config or setting options
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Expert's Review
5.0
Worthy

"Hit and sunk"

Reviewed by / Apr 26, 2013

A revision on the most classic game

It's told that Battleship game was already played at the dawn of the twentieth century, and it's reached its peak during WWI. Since then, we all have played it in school or home or wherever. Recently, there have been several adaptations to mobile devices, being this Ships'n'battles one of the most relevant.

It has some relevant differences to the game we all know, though. On one hand, 3D graphics, animations, soundtrack and ka-booms make the game visually more appealing than it usually is. In addition, when you miss you have a chance of getting a power-up and change game balance thanks to ghost ships, radar, homing missiles and cluster bombs. 4 difficulty levels and a ranking system allow to play progressively before diving into online multiplaying.

However, some rules have been omitted, namely the extra shot when you hit something and the prohibition to deploy ships touching each other, and there's no way to select any given set of rules or add your home ones. Likewise, there's no chance to deactivate power-ups and play a "standard" game; nor you can choose a plain view instead of the garish 3D by default. A hotseat offline multiplayer mode would have also been welcome.

Anyway, a great facelift for Battleship. Recommended for children and parents alike.

Tags: wie kann ich shipsn battle als multiplayer spielen.

Developer's original description available here
Play the next generation of the classic game, controlling the most destructive power of the seas with a finger touch.

Ships N 'Battles has high-definition graphics, great special effects like explosions and smoke!

Play against players around the world with Multiplayer via Global Server or against your friends you your local area network.

Cross-platform Multiplayer
You can play against others players on iOS (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ships-n-battles-hd/id510480132?ls=1&mt=8) and Macs (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ships-n-battles/id531527189?ls=1&mt=12)
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And there's more:
- 4 types of ships
- 10 different bonuses
- 4 levels of difficulty in Singleplayer
- Accelerated mode in the single player

Recently changed in this version

Minor bug fixes.


Comments and ratings for Ships N' Battles SnB
  • (64)

    by Daniel V on 22/07/2014

    Play it with friends on other Android phones and iphones too. 3 thumbs up

  • (64)

    by Ian Hutton on 15/04/2014

    Enjoy playing this game with my daughter. She plays on the hudl and I play on my phone.

  • (64)

    by Justin L on 30/01/2014

    Love it! It's exactly like the board game but there are bonuses. Wish there was a way to share it on Facebook though to get more people playing. It's hard to get players sometimes.

  • (64)

    by Steve Carter on 04/01/2014

    This is one of the few games that works in multiplayer mode on both the Android and IOS platforms. You can connect to the other player via your local area network, and the result is a lot of fun; the graphics and sound are spectacular on both the Android and iPod. Bonus: the Android version costs half the price of the Apple one!

  • (64)

    by Doug H on 20/07/2013

    Select multiplayer in iOS and you are given the choice of via Game Center or Bluetooth. In Android the only 2 options are Global Game Server or via LAN. No email support that I can find.

  • (64)

    by Turkawi ever on 21/05/2013

    I paid for this app and it doesn't work. !! Galaxy note 2

  • (64)

    by Mathew Markey on 13/05/2013

    Love the gameplay. I do think some of the power-ups are over-powered, but this is generally a well made game and works well over LAN and the internet.