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on 30 January 2013
this appeals because of the way it reminds me of the old school gameplay like battletank but with a modern and 3d twist
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on 18 March 2015
Make sure when you buy this item that it is UK PAL stock, picture shows it is, description does not say anything different, mine was Australian! Im sure it would of worked ok but would of not been able to trade in at some point in the future the picture is wrong so beware and double check before ordering, im sending mine back.
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on 21 May 2011
This game is so addictive! Just played it straight through for about 8 hours, and after writing this intended to try out the advance wars esqe multioplayer.

While not for everyone, the challenge and great 3d in this game (especially in the awesome periscope mode) make it one of my favourite 3ds games!
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on 7 May 2011
Steel Diver is an original action/simulation title which is challenging and addictive, it's just a shame it's so short.

The visuals are very pretty and resemble a digital fish tank when the 3D effect is cranked up, creating a beautiful watery ambience. The levers and buttons touch screen control system is neat and very rewarding when you begin to get to grips with its subtleties, demanding your utmost concentration while you carefully guide the three different vessels through the perilous water caverns.

The game's audio is also great with realistic water noise, radar beeps and speech samples adding to the sensation of piloting a sub through the depths. In addition, there's a periscope mini game that gives a nice demonstration of the 3DS's gyro sensor, having you whirl around frantically trying to locate and torpedo ships. It isn't significant enough to flesh out the core experience but represents a fun diversion.

In a nutshell, if you are intrigued by the premise of a technically solid, original and sedately paced action sim and enjoy replaying levels to achieve higher scores then chances are you could really like Steel Diver (I certainly do). The content that's here is good, but will understandably leave many a gamer aggrieved by its scantness, particularly given that it's a full price title.

Edit 19/09/11

I'm still playing Steel Diver regularly and have only managed to beat a handful of the development team ghost subs, but keep trying!
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VINE VOICEon 6 May 2011
This is another early 3DS game to rank alongside Pilotwings Resort as a fun but appallingly short game, that feels like it was rushed out without spending enough time fleshing out the game.

The core gameplay is good, the controls work well, the 3D effect is nicely used, especially in the periscope sections - but the whole game feels like it only contains at most 10-20% the amount of content you'd expect to find in a full-price release.

When the price comes down, this will be well worth getting - the game has some replay value trying to beat your best times for levels, and it's a fun game while it lasts - but it's a lot of money to ask full-price for a game that makes Pilotwings Resort look epic in length.
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on 24 May 2014
So basically in this game you control submarines over a variety of missions. On each mission you can pick from one of 3 submarines, (1 being highly manoeuvrable, 1 a good all rounder and 1 being best in combat). There are 8 missions in the campaign which take about 5-20 minutes each to complete. For 100% completion you will need to play each one with all 3 subs. Which effectively means you play 24 missions. Once you've completed the campaign you unlock a harder mode. Same levels but much harder. You will have to try many times to beat the game on hard mode. Once you have done that you also have a time trial mode, a periscope strike mode, and a battleship type game. Although an experienced gamer will storm through this in just a few hours, in order to complete totally, this game will keep you busy for week(s).

Graphics: This game has great graphics accompanied by good submarine sound effects. 4/5
Story: Incredibly basic and short. There is no real story to this game but this doesn't subtract from the fun 2/5
Length: Pretty short (few hours) but for 100% completion: days or even a week.
Age Rating: Although this is rated 7+ I see no reason to prevent a younger child from playing. There is no violence or strong language. I guess its rated 7 due to the fact that your sinking subs, which in real life would rack up quite a body count.

To conclude, a really good game as long as you get it cheap. Short but good fun. Overall 4/5
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on 13 November 2016
First of all I will tackle the elephant in the room, it is apparently a 'short' game. No, it is not, there are 2 modes in the main game. Firstly there are 7 missions each with 3 subs to complete, so 21 missions and an additional mode which is much harder.

Secondly, it isn't a full price release anymore, it is now about a third of the price of a full price release, possibly less.

Yes, the main mode is short, but its fun and cheap now
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on 15 August 2012
Ill admit i thought the 3ds was overpriced and a little gimmicky, but at its new price point the system should bounce back from a poor/slow first release.

If only the games would drop a little in price. Steel diver was/is a great game, but at launch at 30 bucks it was a little overpriced. at 20 or lower its a great value!
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on 5 February 2016
Ripped a private header out of it... Did what it needed to do.
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on 11 November 2014
Its short, but there are things in it which require a lot of time such as the decals (sticker type power ups) which require some fanageling to get all of them (still not got them all) and the ending is somewhat anticlimactic, OK for the price.
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