Review: Harbor Master for iPhone
Harbor Master is an iPhone, iPod Touch app available on the Apple app store. It is currently half price at 99 cents. Harbor Master is a simple game where you have to direct each ship to the right port in the harbour. You then have to watch the cargo get unloaded and get them out of the port as quickly as possible. However, you have be aware of the cyclones, pirates and sea monsters!
The game is a very simple idea but is one of my favourite games as the ports get busier and busier as you progress. The size of vessels get harder also, there are some slow large tankers, fast medium sized tanker and speedy, small cargo boats. These multiple varieties of boats keep you interested and hooked to the game.
In order to move the boats you simply have to draw a line from the boat to the destination, as seen above. Using different colours you need to make sure the correct cargo gets to the correct port. You can see that tankers can have cargo from both colours, above. But will you be able to unload the cargo for one port and then get it quickly to the other port without crashing or holding up other boats?
As well as the single player mode you can also play multi player with other Apple devices via Bluetooth. The idea is simple get as many cargo boats unloaded before one of you crashes, the one with the most cargo unloaded wins. This game will release your competitive streak!
With seven exciting maps there is always something to do. Each map has a different scenario, some have pirates, some have monsters, some have 3 colours of cargo and some have smugglers trying to steal your cargo!
The graphics on Harbor Master look fantastic and make great use of the Retina HD display on the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch.
With Game Center capabilities you can see how good your friends are and try beat their scores. In my opinion Harbor Master is one of the best line games available with fast paced and addictive gameplay!