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"You sunk my battleship!" the classic strategical board game of battleship, now accessibilified, selfvoicinged and playable against the computer thanks to jim Kitchin.
You and your opponent place your ships in a 9x9 grid, ships ranging from the huge battleship covering five squares, to the tiny pt boat, only two squares. Of course, neither of you knows where the others ships are, ---- and that's really the point of the game, finding out, ---- finding out with your mighty cannons!
Each turn you and an apponent (the computer in the case of Jim's game), choose a square to shoot at. If you hit something, it's reported. After you've hit all vertical or horizontal squares of a ship, it sinks, and the first to sink all of the other players ships wins.In Jim's game you can review the squares A1-I9 with the arrow keys, and press enter to fire. other speak keys are available to let you know the status of your ships, and which of your opponent's ships your looking for. You can also choose 9 levels of difficulty for your computer apponent, to give you a fighting chance to improve your spacial logic and stratogy..
Jim also includes a twist on the original battleship game by including "battle starship" a game with the same rules, but set a few hundred years, and a few million miles away from the seas of world war Ii. Now instead of using cannons to sink battleships, pt boats and submarines, your aiming to disintegrate battle starships, star fighters, and space stations. Admittedly "you disintegrated my battlestarship" doesn't have the same ring as the classic phrase, ----- but it's stil fun, and it's free!
Before installing any of Jim Kitchin's games, you need to download and Install the Winkit program found here This will create a folder where the other games are installed and a menue system for accessing the rest of Jim's games. it also installs the game of life, but if you don't want that, just run the Uninlife file found in whatever folder you installed the Kitchinsinc games in (C:\program files\kitchinsinc) by default. Running the other unin files also individually removes each of Jim's games separately.
you can Go here for an audio review Recorded by Chriss Judd.
Jim Kitchin sadly passed away on August the 2nd, 2015. To learn more about the late great Jim Kitchin and his vast collection of games, you can Visit the Kitchinsinc page on the Audiogames archive site Which also contains one giant installer so that you can get all of Jim's games in one handy package. Goodbye Jim, you will be sorely missed.
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Updates: entry 25 Jan 17 and description 25 Jan 17