The Ocean Battle is an exceptional freeware game – one of the few that boasts such outstanding production values so as to make you wonder why they were released as freeware instead of shareware. The game puts you behind the cockpit of a modern jet fighter sent to complete three missions of increasing difficulty and it completely immerses you in its scenarios. The 3D graphics in the game are exceptional: everything from the environment to ships and airplanes are lovingly modelled and rendered. Too bad there are only three missions, but at least they are fairly challenging and nicely varied (ranging from air-to-air combat to an air-to-ground sortie, and finally to an air-to-ship showdown against a huge battleship). Although basically an arcade game, there is enough realism to qualify it as a "light" flight sim as it comes with decent flight physics, airplane models, and details such as the radar. |
The game is in Japanese, but you shouldn't have problems figuring out the controls, which are essentially this: cursor keys to move the aircraft, A & Z keys to increase and decrease speed. The arrow icon at the top of the screen is used to acquire a target. If you enjoy quality shooters, The Ocean Battle is simply a must-have. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by: Underdogs