Sea Battle


AKA High Seas

Release 2000

Produced by APh Technology Consultants for Mattel Electronics

Program: Larry Zwick, Bruce Pederson

CATALOG DESCRIPTION (June 1982, Consumer Electronics Show)

Lots of action on the high seas, including fleets of ships, mines, and battle sounds. A two-player game that requires creative strategy to win. Exciting graphics!


This is a the Atari 2600 version of the Intellivision Sea Battle cartridge. In at least one brochure it appeared with the name High Seas, keeping with the policy of changing game titels for the Atari versions.

Although the game was finished and announced for a 1982 release, Marketing cancelled it at the last minute. This was most likely caused by a new policy, ther result of market research, to only release games that had a one-player mode. Sea Battle requires two players.

Despite the catalog description above, there are no mines in the game.

FUN FACT: After Sea Battle was cancelled, the game wasn’t seen again for 16 years. It finally went on display at the Las Vegas Classic Gaming Expo in August 1999. Ataro received its first public showing at the Las Vegas Classic Gaming Expo in August 1999. Atari fans were able to play the cartridge in the Intellivision Productions booth.

Due to the enthusiasm of the fans, Intellivision Productions sold copies of the Atari Sea Battle cartridge at the 2000 Classic Gaming Expo.