Deluxe Battleship Movie Edition

Deluxe Battleship Movie Edition

  • 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

You are at the helm in the fight for the future of the planet. Will you command the Alien Fleet or defend Humankind? Power up and scan the battlefield for locations to conceal your highly detailed, movie-based ships. Then, brace yourself for battle as electronic voice commands and sound effects signal your search-and-destroy mission to take out your opponent’s ships. Play on your own or battle a friend, and choose from three edge-of-your seat missions!

List Price: $ 49.99

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  1. 34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Reimagining Classic Battleship: Now With 100% More Aliens And Electronic Enhancement, May 23, 2012
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    K. Harris “Film aficionado” (StudioCityGuy33 at Yahoo dot com) –
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    This review is from: Deluxe Battleship Movie Edition (Toy)
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    As a child, I was somewhat of a board game addict. To exemplify just how uncool I was, my brother and I used to hold a game Olympics in which we’d crown a champion of every individual game we owned. Battleship, of course, has been a staple in households since it debuted as a Milton Bradley board game in 1967. It has certainly withstood the test of time, but like every creation has faced several updates or new incarnations through the years. Of course, synergistic marketing being what it is–you couldn’t expect a Battleship film not to be accompanied by a Battleship movie tie-in game. Personally, I’d prefer if studios had more imagination than to co-opt something as silly as a game (with no plot) to be their next potential blockbuster. But my cynicism about opportunism aside, this is a review of the Deluxe Battleship game.

    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. As you make attacks, you enter the coordinates into the panel and the game lets you know if you are successful or not. The interface is very intuitive and it’s not difficult to get going even without studying the instructions.

    Electronic Components: I, personally, do NOT think that every game needs to be updated electronically. That said, I thought this had its plusses and its minuses. First, I missed not being able to place my own ships exactly where I wanted. To do so requires a lengthier process of programming, so I guess I’ll just have to be more patient in the set-up. But to attack via the keyboard is a noticeable improvement. The game voice gets mildly irritating especially when you hit a long spell of misses, but I still thought it was a worthy addition (and it prevents cheating)!

    Variations: There is a single player mode as well which adds value. There are also three difficulty settings and some choices of game type (classic, multi-attack which keeps you in control as long as you are hitting, and salvo where turns correspond to how many in your fleet are still afloat) and weapon type (basic or some advanced weapons options). Truthfully, though, the classic game of Battleship plays much like any other. The various game types can help speed up the progression and are a nice option. The weapons add another dimension as well, but are a bit tricky at first.

    Bottom Line: This is a cool version of Battleship, to be sure. Given the choice between this and classic Battleship, I think the advantages of the upgrade are worth it. Classic Battleship, though, can still become overlong and tedious if luck is not on your side. That doesn’t change regardless of any technological enhancements in a traditional game, but the new options give you some updated alternatives. KGHarris, 5/12.

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  2. 21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Collapses & times out, October 13, 2012
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    = Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Deluxe Battleship Movie Edition (Toy)
    Weve had this game less than 6 hours & are ready to box it up and return it.
    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.

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  3. 14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Confusing game, June 5, 2012
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    Johnson (Seattle, WA) –

    = Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Deluxe Battleship Movie Edition (Toy)
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    Gotta love the old game battleship but this product is too confusing to be fun. It was harder than expected to set up but of course I was comparing it to the old battleship game. Once put together the process to play the game was quite confusing as you have to go through a series of questions for 2 players (and 1) to get all the ships on the board. One good thing about the product is the ability to play as a single player so once you get the hang of setting up the game to play it is not bad but not the best.

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