Shipwreckers!, also known as Overboard! in some countries, is the antithesis to the gritty first-person action game. An overhead-view scrolling shooter, it’s bright and unpretentious, and really simple to play. While it’s far from being a great game, the graphics, music and sound effects in Shipwreckers! keep it afloat in a sea of action games.

8_1You captain a galleon on the transparent 3dfx seas. You navigate some simple mazes with minor puzzles, you’ll find treasures, power-ups, ports primed for your plundering and bad guys piloting boats that have a tendency to get stuck behind objects. You pretty much shoot everything with your galleon, which isn’t as easy at it sounds considering the thing shoots sideways and not dead-ahead.

Goofy, easy to play but all the while not very interesting to play for very long stretches, Shipwreckers! falls midway between entertaining and repetitive arcade action.

System Requirements: Pentium 133 Mhz, 64 MB RAM, Win95

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