BattleShip The Beginning is a classic naval strategy board and cannon shooting game for all the family, where you have to seek out and then sink hidden enemy ships before they destroy all of yours (You play play against the computer). Set back in the 1600’s at the end of the golden age of piracy, this rustic game is a welcome treat with superb modern graphics and sound effects. It’s a full-on, explosive battle at sea, where only the most calculating and determined side will prevail!
In order to win this game, you need to outwit the enemy using your superb tactical warfare skills! OK, sound the trumpet, let’s go to war skipper! Your job is to annihilate the hidden enemy fleet – blast them out of the water. The first side to destroy all of the opponent’s fleet wins! The enemy ships are hidden, so you have to estimate or predict where they might have strategically placed themselves. Once you get a hit (on part of their ship), you have a clearer picture of where the rest of the ship might be hidden and how they are positioned (vertically or horizontally). Now you’re getting closer to victory!
Once you get a hit, you get another free turn. Think hard before you fire your cannon balls. Don’t waste shots! Try aiming for squares 4/5 distances apart in order to more quickly locate the positions of your opponent’s ships. They won’t all be located in one part of the grid! OK officer, ready for some all-action adventures on the high seas? Good luck, think ahead and don’t lose! Aye Aye Captain!
How To Play: First you need to have a look at the ships and their capabilities. Hover your computer mouse over the fleet on the right hand side of the game screen and you will see all the information. Now you need to deploy your ships. Use your computer mouse to manually click & drag your battleships onto the grid or else use the “Auto Deployment feature on the right hand side of the game screen. You can change the position of your ship by dragging it to the edge of the grid map or by clicking on it with your mouse. Ships cannot touch each other or be deployed near the islands.
Once you’re ready to begin, click on “Start” at the bottom of the game screen. You can now see how many enemy ships you have left (in ship icons) in the bottom area. When a square on the grid is used up, it turns to a faded blue color. At the start of each new game, you can see the amount of virtual money have at the top of the game screen and you can now use the shop in the lower right corner of the game screen to buy available weapons. At the end of each game, you can see the amount of ships you have sunk, your firing accuracy (percentage), total virtual money earned and your rank as a shipman. Go Admiral!