Review: Battle at Sea by Pelted Software


This review originally appeared within iLounge’s iOS Gems series within the compilation article, iPhone Gems: War! Military-Themed Games + More. Additional details may be found in the original article.

Review: Battle at Sea by Pelted Software

The classic board game Battleship has been remade numerous times, with Gameloft’s Naval Battle: Mission Commander standing as an especially good $5 version for Click Wheel iPod fans. Until the company gets around to re-releasing it for the iPhone, however, people will have to make do with a couple of overpriced but somewhat interesting alternatives. The first is Pelted Software’s BattleAtSea ($5), which uses fairly boring ship artwork against a sonar-styled backdrop for presentation of the “pick a square to fire upon” action.

Review: Battle at Sea by Pelted Software

Where Battle at Sea engaged us a little, however, was in its single major setting option: the game has a one-shot-per-turn “classic” mode and a default mode where you get up to five shots per turn, speeding up the pace of the game. Neither this nor the inclusion of a wireless multiplayer mode make up for the lack of any number of great features that were in Naval Battle, justifying the $5 asking price, but this is a decent start at a complete game; we may consider looking at it again if the developer finishes making it compelling enough to pay for. iLounge Rating: C-.

Our Rating

Below Average

Company and Price

Company: Pelted Software


Title: BattleAtSea

Price: $5

Compatible: iPhones, iPod touches


Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.