[App Review] BattleFriends at Sea

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

BattleFriends at Sea screenshot
Beautiful graphics. Strategy. Defeating your friends. What’s not to like?

Too often people forget to enjoy the little things that life has to offer. Smelling the roses, feeding the ducks, or… destroying their best friend’s battleship! If you’ve enjoyed Hasbro’s BATTLESHIP with your family and friends before, then you’ll love the newest game to hit the handheld market: BattleFriends at Sea.

As a frequent winner of family-fun nights, Battleship is an aggravating adventure that involves losing a million and one tiny missile pieces. I can’t even begin to explain how annoying (and really painful!) it is to wake up the next day and step on the carpet with a bunch of leftover missiles. Well, the Apple store and Android market are providing you with an easier outlet to beating your friends and parents that doesn’t involve blisters on your sockless feet.

BattleFriends at Sea makes you the captain of 6 ships, pitting you against a random opponent. With additional features such as the radar (which helps you locate your opponent’s ships), and aerial strikes that hit more than one spot, you’re destined to win if you step up your game. If random opponents aren’t your thing, then the friend-finding feature helps you easily get with your buddies and challenge them through Facebook or e-mail. Another cool feature of the game is the multiplatform accessibility. This makes it easy for you to play on your iPhone or iPad, and still challenge your buddies that are on Team Android.

So, if you’ve ever wanted to be the reigning captain of the sea with a fully loaded cannon, here’s your chance. BattleFriends at Sea is sure to keep you entertained for hours and coming back for more. Download the app for your Android phone here, and for your iPhone here. The final verdict? A-.

Images courtesy of BattleFriends at Sea.