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Silversoft Ltd
1984
Arcade: Action
£5.95
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
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Alex Entwhistle, Alan Grier, Alan Hunter
Chris Bourne

The title's quite right, they do. The ship's sprung a leak and the sailor-robot needs to stop it - at the same time keeping the vessel on course, pumping out the water and oiling the engine. Remember to keep the hatches closed, or you'll perish sooner rather than later.

Alex: The ship is drawn very well, with clear and entertaining graphics. Judging by the number of screens that appear as you travel round, the size of the ship must be enormous. It's certainly quite a headache trying to stop the flood, but it gets a bit easier with practice. Overall, a program that'll keep you glued to the screen for ages.

Alan G: Not only is the idea behind the game very original, there's lots of things to do to keep you interested as well as busy. The graphics are highly detailed and the sailor-robot moves very smoothly. Most of the time it feels like you're fighting a losing battle, with the water flooding in.

Alan H:The superb graphics are unaffected by the excitingly high speed of the game - which is just about right - and the colourful display is also enjoyable, while still being reasonably realistic. But it's the idea which makes this program something special; there's really nothing like it available anywhere else. There's just one disturbing 'fault' (if that's what it is) which allows the boat to successfully make its first crossing without the player actually doing anything. Messing around in boats is great fun.

Not Rated

Screenshot Text

This part of the screen shows how far you've managed to get across the sea.

This rather complicated looking area lets you know what state the ship's in.

The water is going to swallow you up and sink the ship if you're not nimble enough with the patching process.

This is the playing area and is where your droid repairs the leaks and closes the hatch doors.