Based on Ant Run and Spider Run, but with a lot more items on the grid. The game takes place in a grid maze made up of segments that can be rotated. The segments can contain a straight path, a corner, or a red or regular crossing path. The arrows represent wind direction, and will guide the boat. The boat enters the maze through a starting point inside the maze, and you have eight seconds before gameplay begins. The segments can be rotated during gameplay, but you have to ensure that the boat has a clear passage ahead of it at all times. Segments disappear as the boat passes over them, preventing it from using them again, except for red crossing paths. Red arrows represent strong winds and give bonus points. Treasure chests give bonus points, while hitting whales reduces your score. Island and whirlpools will sink the ship. The edges of the screen wrap around to the segment on the opposite side. A progress meter counts the distance the boat has sailed until it resets at 1 mile. Once it resets, the unusable segments of the maze will be reset the next time the boat re-enters the maze, and one segment of the maze will permanently become an island. A certain score must be achieved in each level in order to advance. Raising the spinnaker causes the boat to sail more quickly and doubles your score for the distance traveled, but you can no longer slow down or alter the maze until the boat re-enters the maze or crashes. As the levels get harder, multiple starting points appear at the beginning of the maze, and there's no way to know which boat will begin sailing. Some levels have an ending point which the boat must enter in order to advance to the next level. Suitable for gamers of all ages, the game also manages to be educational by listing naval trivia before each level. There are 30 levels in this game, with only the first 7 playable in the shareware version.
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Complete version history:
|Sea Run v1.0 Shareware (169,576 bytes)||xxxx||DOS||Play online|
Soleau Software still sells the registered version of this game for $12 by download.