This game allows you to play the computer at an old favourite. For those who are not familar with the game here is a brief explanation of how to play.
When the program is run, a large grid will appear on the screen. This is your fleet. You tell the computer where to put your fleet. This consists of a battleship (5 squares), 2 destroyers (4 squares), 2 cruisers (3 squares) and 2 submarines (2 squares).
When you put them on the grid they must not touch each other in any way, (the computer checks this and informs you that you have to replace your vessel if this should occur). Once all your fleet have been entered the computer sets up its own grid. After the game starts, with your first shot. By typing in a set of co-ordinates you will be told whether you scored a hit or a miss, if you score a hit the grid will show you what vessel you have hit. With each hit you gain another shot. If you miss, a marker will be placed on the grid to keep a record of where you tried, (you will be allowed another go if at a co-ordinate already tried). Then the computer has a shot and the same rules apply to it. This continues until either player has found the opponents entire fleet.
Rem statements are included to show what is happening. The computer plays a fair game to allow you to have a chance of winning and at no stage does it have a quick look at the grid!
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