Inspired by the popular vintage board game, Battleship, Williams Interactive – better known as WMS – has brought out a five-reel video slot game featuring scatters, stacked wilds and various bonus games.
There are four possible Battleship payline configurations – 20, 30 and 40. The 40-payline version is the most popular and has a betting range of 0.40 to 400, with coin denominations between 0.01 and 10.00.
Red and Blue Teams Compete to Win
The most unique feature of Battleship, however, is its team-style game play, which requires players to choose to play for either the red or the blue team. As in the board game, these two teams must try to sink one another’s battleship fleets.
Aircraft Carriers, the Battleship, Maps, Missiles and More
The naval-style Battleship game is available in four different themes – Grand Armada, The Brigade, Commanding Officer and Periscope Pays. Each of these comes with its own bonus features, minimum wager, wild feature, and overall betting range. So it’s important to consider them all before playing Battleship.
Battleship symbols remain completely true to the theme, with ocean maps, enemy ships, the Battleship board game logo, the battleship, aircraft carriers, missile launchers, anchors, Morse code transmitters, and other navy paraphernalia.
Similarly, the soundtrack and audio effects create a sense of sailing the high seas, with occasional shouts and commands from various crew members heard in the background.
Wilds, Stacked Wilds and Scatter Symbols
In this slot, the Battleship symbol represents the wild. It replaces all other symbols except the scatter to complete winning combinations and all such wins enjoy a 2x multiplier. Wilds may also become stacked, further adding to the Battleship winning potential.
The Battleship scatter symbol, meanwhile, is the word “BONUS”. As usual, these scatters do not have to appear on active paylines to pay out. The Battleship scatter also triggers the click-me or free spins bonus round, which is explained below.
Battleship Bonus Rounds
The Battleship base game features three bonus games available to both the blue and the red teams. Each of these games affords players to opportunity to win extra credits. This in addition to the standard Battleship Compete to Win bonuses.
- Bombers Run
This Battleship team bonus game is triggered by the appearance of the scatter bonus symbol on the reels. Missile-dropping aircraft appear on the screens flanking the reels and are then presented with board of enemy battleships. The more ships the player sinks, the more they win and they may also earn an additional bonus run if they collect enough points. In addition, three, four and five scatter symbols award two, three and four extra missiles, respectively.
- Victory Free Spins
Scatter symbols can also trigger the Battleship Victory free spins bonus round where players have the opportunity to earn extra credits for free. Here, players may double their winnings by sinking as many enemy ships as possible, with the help of wilds.
- Find and Conquer
The Battleship Find and Conquer bonus round is the most similar to the original board game. It involves placing a carrier on a virtual grid, with each correct placement yielding a smart bonus. Both teams select the “fire” button once all ships are in position. Battleship players may earn up to a 5x multiplier if they sink enough enemy ships.