Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1 - 5
game language: English
game release date for PS1:
Overboard! (Shipwreckers! in North America), released on PS1, is an arcade game in which players take control of a pirate ship. The production was developed and released in 1997 by Psygnosis, a company responsible for such games as G-Police, Kingsley's Adventure and Wipeout.
In Overboard!, released on PS1, we take control of a pirate ship. The camera is located high above the battlefield and our task is to reach the designated location, fighting with a number of opponents on the way, avoid dangerous traps, conquering ports, collecting bottles floating in the water and solving uncomplicated environmental puzzles. The title offers five stylistically diverse locations, each of which is divided into several smaller levels.
In addition to standard cannons, the ship controlled by us can be equipped with various weapons and equipment including anti-aircraft missiles, mines and thunders. Furthermore, during the game, we may encounter special upgrades, which temporarily modify our ship and, for example, transform it into a hang-glider.
In addition to the single player campaign, Overboard!, released on PS1, offers a local multiplayer mode where up to five players can face each other in various modes such as Deathmatch and Capture the Flag.
The production supports the Multi-Tap accessory, thanks to which it is possible to play multiplayer battles with a larger number of players. The game has three-dimensional humoristic graphics design. Advanced water effects such as transparency (sunken enemy units settle on the bottom and remain visible) or waves reacting to our ship are particularly impressive for the time of the game's release.