S.O.S. Sink or Swim

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Genre: Platformer
Platform: SNESSNES
Editor Rating: 6.6/10, based on 5 reviews
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S.O.S. Sink or Swim
S.O.S. Sink or Swim
S.O.S. Sink or Swim
S.O.S. Sink or Swim
  • Machine: SNES
  • Manufacturer: Vic Tokai.

In this imaginative adventure game, you're practically a cast member in The Poseidon Adventure. Part action and part puzzler, the challenge here is to find your way out of the ship as well as rescue other survivors.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Pentium II (or equivalent) 266MHz (500MHz recommended), RAM: 64MB (128MB recommended), DirectX v8.0a or later must be installed

Game Reviews

Also picked up by Vic Tokai is another rather intriguing title that is reminiscent of Prince of Persia. Originally titled Septentrion, S.O.S. casts you as one of the crew members aboard the giant cruise ship, Britania. As you are mindlessly doing your job, a warning is issued to the cruise liner to go to bay and not to press on in their present course. Unfortunately, the captain of the ship does not comply with the orders and shoves onward anyway. Due to the carelessness of the captain, the ship is overturned by a tsunami, causing many people to lose their lives as they are mercilessly tossed about the ship's hallways and rooms. You somehow manage to survive the capsizing, and now must try to radio out for help and get all the crew and passengers together so that they can be rescued. There are many other dangers that you have to face, like falling from dizzying heights to the floor, er... the ceiling in this case. Also, many people will be suffering from shock - and may react negatively to your immediate presence and concern for their safety. Well, that does it for the story, so now it's on to the play mechanics behind this unique title!

The levels are extremely unique - with a whole ship completely overturned, so the doors are up toward the ceiling and stairs are very hard to climb when you are under them.

Sometimes, the whole ship may rock to and fro, using rotation features of the Super NES. But just in case your bearings get seriously screwed up - you have a map that you can select to see just where the heck you are heading.

You are capable of flipping the map upside down, 45 degrees on an angle and even zoom in onto different areas to see what lies ahead of you. The way to read this map is that basically there is a marker for you and there is a funny little red light symbolizing the destination or goal that you are trying to obtain. Along the way, passengers will be screaming in terror and you must reassure them that everything is under control, all while jumping gaps in the floors and climbing shafts and avoiding getting flooded in by a sudden pressure burst of water from outside. Many other perils will come your way as you traverse the reverse of this giant luxury liner. This is definitely one of the most original titles around and should really provide for those players looking for a little diversity.

  • Manufacturer: Vic Tocai
  • № of players: 1
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Theme: Action

The Lady Crithania is a wonderful luxury cruise ship. But when a storm overtakes her, all on board are pitched into utter chaos. Choose from four different men and try to escape. Each of the people has its own skills. Along the way you will find other survivors, and by chance, they might join you. When a giant wave hits, the entire ship is turned upside-down. You have approximately one hour to escape death beneath the waves. Adding to the danger, the ship rolls beneath the waters, tossing furniture about. After a half hour, the ship will crack open, allowing water to flood the passageways. Can you escape? Will you find the way, and brave the dangers of the deep? S.O.S. will be your test...

  • Manufacturer: Vic Tokai
  • Machine: Super NES

A unique adventure game using the plot right out of The Poseidon Adventure. Get out of a passenger ship that has turned upside-down. Here you must use precise abilities other than kicking, jumping, and punching.

As a liner sinks, panicked passengers immediately run right into danger. In Sink or Swim, you guide these dimwits to safety before they drown. This mildly entertaining puzzler presents increasingly difficult obstacles that you must overcome, including open holes that the passengers fall into. You manipulate bombs, conveyors belts, hoists, and dinghies to effect rescues. Smooth controls enable you to regularly beat the clock.

ProTip: Bombs don't hurl passengers, so you can plant them near hatches.

The stiff cartoony sprites might remind you of Bomber- man, while the colorful backgrounds resemble those in many other decent SNES games. Comical voices spice up the average music.

Sink or Swim lacks head-to- head competition, but its cute puzzles might keep novices playing to the end. Veterans, however, may soon jump ship.

You can swim, but climbing ladders is faster.

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