Battle Stations is the best version of the board game Battle Ship that I have seen on the Coco (1,2 or 3 - and this game only requires a Coco 1 or 2!) feature artifact color graphics, multi-voice music, mixed hardware text and graphics screens, transitions, excellent sound effects, and even using the cassette relay to simulate the sound of real telegraph at the beginning, it is a tour de force version of this genre for the Coco. The screen shakes when you are hit. It has a full demo mode that actually completes a game. Selection screens smooth scroll (even if between hardware text and graphics screens. It differs slightly in game play than the board game; the player and the computer each get 8 ships to place (rather than 5), there is a hint mode, and the player and computer each gets an 8 shot "round" before the other's turn. Another difference is that you don't get the results of these 8 shots (a hit or a miss), until you enter all 8 of them; so you don't get a hit and then immediately start shooting around that spot. Makes the game play much more interesting and fun. An awesome showcase game for the Coco 1/2, especially if you are not into arcade games.
Title: Battle Stations
Author: Eric White & Scott Smith (Whitesmith Partnership)
Publisher: Novasoft (a Tom Mix Software subsidiary)
Requires: Color Computer 1/2/3, 32K RAM, tape or disk, joystick optional.
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