July 9, 2002
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You have sunk my battleships! (Flash game.)
posted by riffola (13 comments total)
I caught this on a broadbad forum, and I can't stop playing it! Wheee!
posted by gummi at 8:32 PM on July 9, 2002

Fucking awesome...for the first few games. It'll be one of those flash sites that I visit once a week, just for kicks. Great link.
posted by BlueTrain at 8:59 PM on July 9, 2002

Oh damn, the battleship game ... did they fix the annoying "hanging up when you're about to win" problem?
posted by yhbc at 9:19 PM on July 9, 2002

I got that the first time I played yhbc, but it hasn't happened again in the past few days that I've been playing it, maybe they did.
posted by gummi at 9:36 PM on July 9, 2002

Yeah no problems while playing here. Well apart from the slow response when I turn a ship too late right before placing it on the board.
posted by riffola at 9:38 PM on July 9, 2002

I call shenanigans!

Since when, exactly, do you get another turn if you score a hit?

Everyone! get your brooms.
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:52 PM on July 9, 2002

I've got to agree with you WolfDaddy, it totally changes the balance of a beloved game. In an interesting way mind you but, my memories. Ashes! All ashes!

< !-- and that's difficult enough to say with a straight face with your sister standing behind you saying, asses! all asses! -->
posted by nedrichards at 12:24 AM on July 10, 2002

damn this tag generator thing. damn it.
posted by nedrichards at 12:24 AM on July 10, 2002

quit moanin' and finish that track list!
posted by Frasermoo at 1:12 AM on July 10, 2002

WolfDaddy, did you mean "Sweepers, now man your brooms"?
posted by alumshubby at 6:09 AM on July 10, 2002

I don't mind the second-turn-on-hit variation. I seem to recall it was one of several circulating "house rules" back in the day.

The one I've always wanted to see was attack power or number based on your extant fleet, and perhaps even ranged attacks and ship movement. Impossible to manage on a pegboard (cheating would be rampant!) but with a computer game ...
posted by dhartung at 12:37 PM on July 10, 2002

And there's only a 25% chance, generally, they'll get another part of your ship, and then only a 50% chance, generally, they'll be able to follow it all the way to the end. So it's devastating when they do find and kill your ship, but I'm not sure it changes the balance all that much in the long run.
posted by dhartung at 12:38 PM on July 10, 2002

alumshubby, I would have, but then I'm not in the Navy ;-)
posted by WolfDaddy at 4:40 PM on July 10, 2002

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