Cruiser is a modern version of the Battleship (Sea Battle) naval strategy and missile shooting game for children and Big Kids where you get to deploy a fleet of fighter ships to secret locations on a grid in order to do battle with an unknown armada. Play against the computer (your opponent) inthis challenging online game, and place your ships in grid locations that make it difficult for your opponent to guess. Your opponent also has ships hidden beneath the sea, and you have to fire missiles to destroy them before your opponent eliminates your fleet. Your rank starts at Midshipman - if you gain good experience destroying enemy ships, you get promoted.
How to Play: The game is played on two 10 x 10 grids, one for each player. Before play begins, you have to arrange your ships on your grid. Each of your ships has a unique set of characteristics and occupies a number of horizontal or vertical consecutive squares. Ships include Aircraft Carrier (5 grid squares), Cruiser (4 grid squares), Submarine (3 grid squares), Destroyer(3 grid squares) and Gunboat (2 grid squares). You can also buy additional Mines with your virtual money that is displayed in the top left corner of the game screen. If your opponent fires at one of the mines that you have placed on your grid, their ship reveals itself by displaying a green grid square. When you have deployed all of your ships and mines click on the “start” icon to begin.
You and your opponent take turns firing into each others waters (grids). Start by clicking on a square in your opponent’s grid to fire this position. If you hit a ship, you see flames (If not, the missile drops into the water and the grid square turns grey). When all of the grid squares that the ship occupies have been hit, the ship is sunk. After all of your opponents ships have been sunk, you pass to the next level. If all of your ships are sunk, it’s game over Admiral.
Tip: The more experienced you get, the more virtual cash you can earn,allowing you to buy additional weapons which include - ”Plasma Cannons” that destroy entire enemy ships with the first hit, - ”Torpedoes” that cross into your opponents grid until they hit a ship or island, - ”Missile Volleys” that fire at large areas of your opponents field, - ”Radar” that helps you detect where your opponent's ships are.