Rovio’s Challenge Bay recently demonstrated that there surely is an urge for food for high seas swashbuckling among the growing mobile online shooter market.

If you’d like something a little more serious, proper, and historically appear from your naval skirmishes however, World of Warships Blitz Cheats could be for you.

Having just moved into soft start in the Philippines, I thought I’d put the game through its paces.

Naval gazing

The name might well have tipped you off, but World of Warships Blitz Hack is from the same team that helped bring you Term of Tanks Blitz. Just like that game, it started its life from PC before pointing its prow towards mobile-land.

Essentially, the game boils right down to shooting real life opponents and attempting to get the other team’s place by sailing to their flag area. It’s that you’re doing so with hulking multi-tonne battleships with the turning circles of, well, battleships.

As with its predecessor, World of Warships Blitz Cheats isn’t your average run-and-gun action game. There’s a genuine sense of weight to its combat. It seems satisfyingly mechanical.

Every move you make here must be planned and thought through. The fact that you’re piloting huge ships means that it requires some time to get right up to accelerate and, crucially, flip. Aiming needs to be done slowly and delicately, lest you get away from the focusing on reticule.

Thar she blows

The huge distance you indulge your targets at plays a component too. You need to skilfully lead your photographs when participating a moving aim for, while getting the powerful torpedo on focus on (for the boats that contain them) takes a dangerous combination to be both close up and side-on to your target.

That’s not even considering the necessity to put out deck fires (there’s location-based destruction here) and send out repair crews to patch yourself up mid-fight.

Basically, fight in World of Warships Blitz is difficult. Once I transferred free from the tutorial fights and into online fights against real players, I had taken repeated poundings from patient, wily opponents.

You really need to thing your goes through – charging straight into the fray without back-up is a sure-fire way to get blown out of the water.

Ship shape

I have without doubt that World of Warships Blitz is going to be a massive strike with a sub-sector of players, in the same way it will alienate those after a quick blast.

I’m less certain the way the game’s freemium structure is going to pan out. I found the machine for purchasing new ships to be always a little opaque to say the least, and it remains to be seen how a lot of an edge splashing out real money on the fancier models will give you.

Given the demanding and tactical nature of the battle, though – not forgetting the developer’s pedigree – I’m positive that World of Warships Blitz will be an intriguing skill-based multiplayer game when it finally strikes the App Store proper.