|Genre:||Strategy Game: War|
|Cover Art Language:||English|
|Machine Compatibility:||Spectrum 48K, Spectrum 128K, Spectrum +2, Spectrum +3|
|Release:||Professionally released on Cassette|
|Available For:||Amiga 500, Atari ST, Commodore 64/128, Spectrum 48K & ZX Vega|
|Compatible Emulators:||ZXSpin (PC (Windows))|
Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))
|Original Release Date:||26th January 1992|
|Original Release Price:||£2.99|
|Market Valuation:||£2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)|
|Box Type:||Cassette Single Plastic Clear|
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This is an improvement on the usual arcade screen offered by the PSS Wargamers Series. The main skill in the battle screen is manoeuvring the ship and estimating the range to the enemy target. Read Review
Highly recommended. The combination of strategy and action works very well and the result is a challenging and entertaining game. Read Review
It takes a while to get used to, but its atmosphere, playability and incredible degree of historical accuracy make it a real winner. Read Review
There's a lot packed into Bismarck, and this may be a game which younger and inexperienced wargamers will enjoy. Read Review
A joy for strategists, and a nightmare for anyone who wants joystick-pumpin' action. Read Review
Tense and exciting blend of strategy and arcade simulation - a long way from playing Battleships! Read Review
It's a good introduction for those who are getting bored of arcade games and fancy something a little bit tougher. Read Review
The gameplay is nothing special and it's highly likely that you've seen it all before. Read Review
In April 1941, German submarines and aircraft sank a total of 687,901 tons of merchant shipping in the Atlantic. In May, these vital convoy routes from America, so essential to the British war effort in Europe, were to come under an even greater threat. The German navy had completed the sea trials of the largest battleship in the world. "Bismarck", displacing more than 53,000 tons was due to sail froom Gedynia harbour on May 18th on what was to be her one and only voyage.
The British Admiralty committed the entire home fleet of more than thirty ships, including six battleships, six heavy cruisers and two aircraft carriers to the sole task of finding and sinking the Bismarck.
On the evening of 24th May, HMS Hood, a much loved and the largest ship in the British Navy, took a direct hit in her magazine. Of the 1,415 men aboard, only three escaped with their lives. Bismarck had claimed her first kill.
After two more days of hide and seek in mid Atlantic, she was attacked by Swordfish aircraft from HMS Ark Royal. Her rudder was damaged beyond repair and she was left a virtual sitting target. At 10.36 on the morning of the 27th, Bismarck was finally sunk some thirty miles west of Brest.
The hunt was over.
Now it's your turn.
In this real simulation, the player can either command the Bismarck and try and escape the pursuing British fleet, or command the British ships in their search for the largest battleship in the world, and sink her before she escapes into the Atlantic to wreak havoc with the convoys. In either case, the computer controls the opposition.
Once the program has loaded, you will be presented with a sequence of menus via which you set up the style of the game you want to play.
The Spectrum version has one additional menu page where you select either keyboard or joystick control. The other versions assume joystick control.
Key 1 highlights Keyboard. The keys are as follows:
O - Left, P - Right, Q - Up, A - Down, M - Fire
Key 2 highlights Kempston joystick interface
Key 3 highlights Sinclair joystick interface
Make your choice from 1, 2 or 3 and press OK.
Move the highlighted box up or down on each of the menu screens and press fire to toggle between the options.
The combinations are as follows:
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
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|Download||What It Contains|
|A digital version of Bismarck suitable for ZXSpin (PC (Windows)), Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))|
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