The game of Battleships has come a long way since the days when you had to draw out grids on two separate pieces of paper.
In fact, there were times when I was playing Sea Battle that I actually thought I was commanding a naval fleet. That's because this is a very well-presented version of the classic strategy game. It boasts realistic 3D graphics which depict your ships and their location in the water.
However, it's the sonics that really impressed me with this game. Not only does the tense background music set a good atmosphere for the gameplay, but the sploshing and exploding sound effects you get depending on if you hit a target or not, are superb. The immersive nature of Sea Battle is further intensified by the use of live speech, where a naval officer shouts out commands and advises you whether you're on target or not.
While the developer of this game has done a great job of dressing up the Battleships format, they haven't actually added much in terms of gameplay options. for instance, there's no high scores tables or difficulty levels, and the lack of a multiplayer mode means that this one only has a limited shelf live.
Nevethless, Sea Battle provides a great way to pretend you are a military commander while you're sat on the bus.