Overboard is a pirate- and maritime-themed arcade title that combines a free-roaming top-down perspective where the player is expected to use sea-based strategy as well as shoot-'em-up action. Players will captain a galleon on a mission to rid the world of the infamous Blowfleet. a pirate of great cunning and power.
The player will destroy various enemy strongholds, ports and shipyards while building his/her own fleet of oddly enhanced ships with add-ons during the game. One of the add-ons is the ability to morph your ship into Jules-Vern-style airships to attack with grace from the air.
OVERBOARD is a bizarre little game that'll remind players of the good old Super NES days, where gameplay and decent graphics went hand in hand. But Overboard is like nothing you've ever seen before, guaranteed!
You control a galleon full of pirates, sailing through five zones earning booty. Each zone is broken up into four levels, and there are old-fashioned Bosses for you to face, too. It's retro gaming on the PlayStation, where the aim is simply to rack up as much money as you can.
Throw in the maze/puzzle theme, enemy pirate ships, hidden health and weapon power-ups, and you get an enjoyable, fun game.
Your ship is armed with various types of weapons, from standard cannons to mines you can drop in the path of other ships, rockets which fly upward to take out enemies and that all-important' electric gun just like the one in Quake!
A large Map Screen, done in 'ye old-fashioned' style, charts your progress through the levels,, and areas of the map are revealed whenever you find a bottle.
While aimed at the younger player. Psygnosis just may have found a new niche.
Ahoy, mates! Psygnosis has an eye on the high seas this season with Overboard, a 94-overhead view battleship game that should play like Soviet Strike (if it were set on Treasure Island).
You take charge of a galleon and travel 'round the world, blowing up ports and pirates as you add to your ship and build your own fleet of fearsome firepower. You'll travel through exotic lands like the Caribbean, the Middle East, and the Arctic while using your swashbuckling arsenal of mines, depth charges, and cannons. Psygnosis could have a sleeper hit with Overboard, and these early screens show a sea full of fun!