Description of App:
This is the IOS version of the classic Hasbro game called Battleship. THis IOS App, like many other classic Hasbro board games, is developed by EA, Electronic Arts. As with most EA titles developed for IOS, this App is one hundred percent inaccessible to VO.
App Store Description:
Designed for explosive action! Launch strikes with touch-driven precision. Witness 3D guns blazing and smoke-billowing carriers sinking to their dooms.
CLASSIC PLAY WITH NEXT GEN FIREPOWER
Engage in the authentic Classic Mode or fire at will in the intense Salvo Mode.
DESTROY ENEMIES IN MULTIPLE MODES
Employ an array of lethal power in Super Weapons Mode. Or deploy your secret unlocked weapons for Multiplayer supremacy.
SEEK MORE DAUNTING CHALLENGES
Sink THEIR battleships with Hotseat, two-player WiFi, Bluetooth, and Pass & Play capabilities.
ACHIEVE TOTAL VICTORY AT SEA
Demonstrate strategic and tactical skills to earn Super Weapons. Improve your rank from Seaman all the way to fully-fledged Admiral!
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What's New in Version 1.0.63
** GAME UPDATE AVAILABLE! Download now for the best BATTLESHIP experience yet! **
Improvements, additions, and optimizations include:
· Increased stability for Multiplayer – Improvements include a “Restore Game” option
· In-app messaging support – Stay informed about game updates and more
· Enhanced visuals – The game now features introductory imagery made to maximize the Retina Display
As always, thanks for playing BATTLESHIP on iPhone & iPod touch! And be sure to check out Battleship HD for iPad – the sea assault game that sinks all pretenders!
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Device(s) App Was Tested On:
This App is not accessible using VO. At first launch you are presented with some background music and the standard IOS keyboard. I entered "ABC" and was then presented with a pop-up Advertisement which I dismissed. Beyond that, all screen elements are hidden from VO.
I have contacted both Hasbro Consumer Affairs and Electronic Arts several times over the past year to point out the lack of access to this App, to ask that they consider adding accessibility, and to inform them of the resources available to help guide them in designing equal access into their line of simple board / grid-style games.
** Note: If you are looking for an accessible alternative to Hasbro / Electronic Arts' Battleship, you might want to consider the IOS game titled "Naval Combat" which is reviewed elsewhere on Applevis.