Game Classification

Broadsides Strategic Simulations (U.S.A.), Strategic Simulations (U.S.A.), 1983  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

Broadsides Broadsides is a tactical simulation of ship to ship combat between sailing ships of the Napoleonic era (late 18th and early 19th century) The game can actually be played as two different games. The first game is arcade where you can sail right into the action, set your course, maneuver and fire your guns as fast as your crew can load. For authenticity and historical detail the tactical game puts you on the quarterdeck where you will make all the decisions real captains had to make. If you wish to depart from the historical ships provided you can design your own frigates and ships of the line from the keel up rigging, arming and manning them. The game ends when either ship wins or at 6pm whichever comes first. You will win if you sink the enemy ship or accumulate enough points to force the enemy ship to surrender. You will lose if your crew size goes below 1/4th of its original size or if 11 enemy crew members manage to board your ship and you have no standing friendly crew members occupying any of the first 10 boarding positions on your ship. if both ships sink or no one wins by 6 pm the game is a draw.The game can be played by 2 people or against the computer. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Apple II - Atari 800 - Commodore 64