Battleship: Surface Thunder's preponderance of redeeming values more of a shocker than one would imagine.
For starters, consider that this is a two-in-one package. Although Surface Thunder retreads old ground yet again, packing ANOTHER port of classic Battleship in, it's not the main attraction this season. Despite the simple, yet wholly satisfying fun and great graphics of this mini-game, it's the all-new action shooter that's loosely based around the product's naval theme which'll be captivating your attention. Essentially, what owners are buying into is a family oriented diversion that offers something for mom and pop as well as the pizza-faced, hyperactive, Limp Bizkit worshipping fruit of their loins.
Honestly, anyone that can, in good conscience, refer to themself as a lifelong gamer has played this game before, albeit under a gajillion different names and costumes. As the captain of a lone battleship stuck deep within the boundaries of hostile waters, you've got to blast your way out. On the bright side, the little steel juggernaut can spit cannonfire from its portside and starboard bows, as well as from the front and rear. That said, you'll have to deftly pilot your way through the nooks and crannies of several missions' maps, working four fire buttons as fast as humanly possible to wipe out an onslaught of enemy carriers, PT boats, subs, biplanes, zeppelins, and sea serpents before the day is won. Floating TNT and flame barrels add to the fun, as do powerups ranging from depth charges to turbos, top speed boosters, surface to air rockets, mines and more.
Number of Players: 1-4
E for Everyone: Animated Violence