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Game #3547
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Ocean Battle, The    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Vertical shooter

Rating: 8.88 (25 votes)

Ocean Battle, The box cover

Ocean Battle, The screenshot
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
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Anonymous
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 2001
Software Copyright: Anonymous
Theme: Modern
None that we know of
System Requirements: Windows XP
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official site
If you like this game, try: Sky Target 3D, QAD: Quintessential Art of Destruction, Zone 66

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