My family had this game as part of a large collection of Atari games we got at a garage sale in the mid 1980s.
I own this game. It doesn't have a typical ending (each game has a time limit), but I suppose you could count it a victory if you can reaching 99 points in a particular variation.
Best Version: Atari 2600
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- I like the use of gradient backgrounds to simulate distance.
- Aiming is pretty clunky.
- Although you can pretty much tell what everything is supposed to be, the graphics are pretty bad.
- The game features no music, and the sound is pretty grating.
- Every game has a fixed time limit of 2 minutes 16 seconds.
- While the game claims to feature a computer-controlled player, it really just fires continuously without attempting to aim, so it's easy to beat.
- Despite boasting 27 different games, they're all variations on the same theme, and they all get boring very quickly.
Dennis Debro has disassembled and commented the source code of Air-Sea Battle.