Das Boot: German U-Boat Simulation
DOS - 1990
Also available on: Amiga
Description of Das Boot: German U-Boat Simulation
A quirky action-oriented sub simulation that's disappointing given Three-Sixty's expertise in realistic wargames and reputation established with Harpoon. Although Three-Sixty obviously tries to imbue the game with realism, the game comes across as an arcade/wargame hybrid that can't decide which kind of game it wants to be. Bright VGA graphics and lots of gameplay options, including some inventive scenarios, help elevate the game somewhat.
Review By HOTUD
How to play Das Boot: German U-Boat Simulation
P Will pause the game. + - Keys work to change the speed control of your U-Boat. (- slows downs the engine speed, + increase engine speed) TAB Torpedo's eye view from the last torpedo fired (only available when not in "Realistic" mode) while held down. S For increased speed, toggles the 3D Sub On/Off when at the Anti-Aircraft guns or the Deck Gun.
CURSOR keys Change direction of your U-boat.
The following keystrokes are to be used with the key;
B Gives report by radar detection. C Reports course in degrees. D Damage reports. S Turns U-Boat into view of targets. G Turns digitized graphics ON/OFF. H Hydrophone report. I 1st officer identifies locations. K Reports U-Boat speed in knots. T Sets torpedoes O Radar detection. P Adjusts U-Boat for periscope view. R Radio reports. S Adjusts U-Boat for periscope depth. V Turns volume ON/OFF W Reports location of waypoints. (if any are selected...) 1 1/3 foward power 2 2/3 forward power 3 Full ahead engines. 4 Reverse engines. 5 Stop all engines. 6 Normal time flow. 7 Double time flow. 8 Tripple time flow. 9 Quad time flow.
Thanks to oldgames.sk
Comments and reviews
The Old Gringo 2014-05-19 -1 point DOS version
The developers thought of everything, including dud torpedoes (an actuality during the first years of the war). This is not an action game for those who want to kill everything in sight, but a strategy game for those willing to live the experience. My particular version came with a poster sized map of the North Atlantic (used to locate your area of patrol) and the ability to use a microphone/headset for simple voice commands.
thumperdude32 2014-04-18 -2 points DOS version
hi im devon age: 16 im look for a good german u boat game
Good 2014-01-28 -1 point DOS version
Admin, keep up the good work. Appreciate your work. Salute :)
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