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Deluxe Battleship Movie Edition
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- Electronic Battleship game puts you at the helm of battle with three different missions, electronic voice commands, realistic sound effects and highly detailed, movie-based Navy and Alien ships
- Game features solo play option, sleek design and folding storage unit
- Requires 3 "AA" batteries (not included)
- For 1 - 2 players
- Includes folding Battleship game unit with 2 storage trays, 5 Navy ships, 5 Alien ships, red, white and blue pegs, 3 red aircraft, 3 blue aircraft, label sheet, 4 rubber feet and rulebook
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Game Design: In terms of appearance and design, this is actually a pretty nice set-up. It does require a bit of assembly and there are stickers to affix, but once you've gotten established--it's a slick and dynamic looking game. The primary playing surface is a sturdy plastic unit that unfolds and stands in a pyramid-like formation. As in the original, the bottom screen allows you to view your battleships while the top allows you to track where you've attacked your opponent. In between is a programming console with the buttons utilized in game play.
Game Play: As this is a movie tie-in, it necessarily follows the themes of the movie. Hence, one side plays the Navy and one side plays alien forces. This concept adds nothing to the actual game. Instead of placing your own ships, there are options to choose a pre-existing configuration from the manual and program it into the unit.Read more ›
For starters, it won't stay upright. It collapses flat on any sort of pressure. I have a 5 & 8 yr old, who probably press the pegs extra firm - but it's marketed as a kid game, so that should have been considered anyway.
Secondly, programming & play time take up a lot of extra time compared to original version, so we stopped in the middle of a game for supper - and the thing timed out & shut itself off. There's no way to retrieve your game once it times out. We had to start over. Meaning we had to commit to another hour+ to reprogram & play again.
Thirdly, the alien ships are shaped wider than the grid marks, so you can't place 2 of them next to each other on the board. Nor can you place white "miss" pegs around the alien ships when the opponent calls a missed shot. This is a minor complaint, but worth mentioning if you're planning on spending $40-$50 for this game.
When you're 7 and riding in the back seat across Montana, any distraction is welcome.
The "Deluxe Movie Battleship" is a decidedly high-tech updating of the classic game. In several respects, the new game suffers from the enhanced technology - it takes much longer to set up, attacking your opponent is more cumbersome than the old "'B-3' - 'Miss.' - 'C-1' - 'Hit'" exchanges, etc. - but the game has some very positive aspects. My favorite is that you can play a solo game, something that was absolutely impossible with the classic game. You also cannot deny that the game now has a look and feel that makes you feel a lot more like you're in command of something - in the classic game all you had was your grid with your own ships and a grid where you tracked your hits and misses. While the classic game had a certain low-tech charm, I've noticed that kids like the more ornate look of this game.
My version of the game required some minor assembly - mainly stickers - that wasn't too challenging when compared to other kids' games. I do feel like this one sucks the life out of batteries pretty quickly, though.
All in all, a recommended game but, if you're of a certain age like me, you might just prefer to track down a version of the classic game (and try to explain to your incredulous kids why it was so much fun).
|Length: 2:17 Mins|
* Weapon sound effects
* Voice commands - "The battle for Earth has begun!" and "Alien target neutralized!"
* Single-player mode - A huge improvement on the classic game! The computer opponent offers three skill levels of competition.
* Pre-set ship arrangements - Speeds up game play.
* Three game options - Classic, multi-attack and salvo
* Compact design - the hinged suitcase design makes the game much easier to store and carry along for a weekend trip. (This occupies our sons' time while we unpack at the hotel.)
We are probably one of the few families who own three versions of Battleship. We have a vintage 1970s set I purchased from eBay, a contemporary update released by Milton Bradley and since discontinued and the Deluxe Battleship Movie edition, which is now our favorite of the three.
The other electronic reincarnations, such as Monopoly, fail because the upgrades subtract iconic elements (e.g. paper money). Aside from a slightly smaller grid, my sons didn't notice anything missing in the Deluxe Battleship Movie edition.
My video clip shows my sons playing their first game, immediately after assembling the pieces from the box. You can see they are a little tentative but the game play is intuitive. Over the first weekend, they played at least a dozen matches together as well as another 4-5 games in the single-player mode.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
LOVE the game! I don't believe the instructions were in the box, however, we got it a great price so we can look them up online. Very happy with this purchase.Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
Just as decribed, great product, fast delivery. Kids love playing battleship. Easy to use an setup.Published 12 months ago by Trent Cowan
It didn't meet my expectation as the picture displayed one version of the game that we were looking for but what we got A different version that is slightly different but not what... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jodi L Owens
My grandson and son-in-law love this new version of the game - they wore out the previous one after five years. Every Saturday and Sunday morning they play during breakfast.Published 15 months ago by M. A. Smith
i collect all battleship games...even the movie card game version. i found this and got it. it takes time to set up program..etc. dont stop playing it will shut off. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lord PALMER of Barsoom
Had to wait for the grandchild to get old enough to enjoy playing it, now everything's fine!Published 18 months ago by Poppy