A Look at High Seas Battler ‘WarShip’, Me Harties!


The screams of seamen echo in the deep and wild seas. Now, the seamen will go through an adventure, risking their lives, fighting at sea. Advance to where no human has been before and become a master of Sea.

And so the stage is set for the salty, high seas shooter that is WarShip [App Store] from Goorusoft.

WarShip is basically a simple, pick-up game of high seas cannon warfare.  (Master and Commander, Pirates of the Caribbean — that sort of thing.)  In short, it’s something quite like a pocket version of the sea battle sequences from Sid Meier’s Pirates.  There’s nothing much beyond that, but that’s ok, really.  Now, don’t get me wrong — there’s little I’d rather see land on the iPhone more than a quality port of Sid Meier’s Pirates.  But, in truth, no dramatic backstory is needed to feel the satisfaction of piercing enemy vessels with high-speed orbs of iron, let loose at your command.

Controls are a simple matter of tilt your iPhone to steer, tap to fire at the closest enemy.  And try to show your adversary the thin profile when the barrage is on its way.

Wounded and sunken enemies cast off booty and, once collected, it can be used to upgrade ship features and buy new and mightier vessels, each with unique features.  But don’t let the pirates ravage your coffers…  The game features several play venues to choose from in and around the Mediterranean and East Pacific.

See our gameplay video.

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WarShip is a rather simple game, but those who sailed under Captain Meier and enjoyed the ship-to-ship battles at sea may want to plunder the App Store for this one.

App Store Link: WarShip, $2.99