As a child I had a love and hate relationship with the game Battleship, as I found the game to be either extremely boring, or a tactical and very thrilling strategy game. For those of you not in the know, Battleship is a child's game that was introduced by Milton Bradley in 1967. The game has two 10x10 grids, wherein players place ship pieces that vary in length. Players then guess where their opponent has hidden their ships on the grid, trying to sink the opposing team's entire fleet.
The game has proven to be extremely popular over the years, and has sold millions of copies and inspired a blockbuster film in the years that followed. The Battleship slot that is developed by IGT is a modern take on the classic game, and brings with it a bit more personality than old players would expect.
Battleship is a 5 reel, 40 payline video slot that brings with it a lot of colour and a military theme that looks like something you would see on a GI Joe cartoon. Game symbols include an admiral, medic, battleship, jet fighter, helicopter, and various card symbols that we see on many slots today (9, 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace). The battleship serves as the game's wild symbols while the bonus symbol is a scatter that allows punters to move on to a bonus round wherein players can pick bonuses by targeting ships with missiles. In this round, players can earn free spins and a win multiplier, which can generate some huge wins. The game carries an RTP of 93.4%-96.8% meaning there is a large variance in the payout rate depending on where you play the slot.
If you are a punter who played Battleship as a child and are feeling a bit nostalgic, then the Battleship slot from IGT is a game you should play. Good luck, and make the game say, "You sunk my battleship!".