Rated 3 out of 10 by kryznic Skip this one
This game was a huge disappointment. The graphics are sub par, the levels, textures and game play is HIGHLY repetitive and gets old really quick. The best part of the game are the periscope attacks that last a whole minute or so at the end of each extraordinary mission that you complete. The controls are lame and the game play is atrocious, I mean you can go back and forth on any level with your sub, but you can't turn the d@mn thing around to shoot in the other direction or shoot aft torpedoes, yet the enemy can! Level design is mundane and lackluster, it was a chore to play this game. The other somewhat good part of this game was the local multi-player game which is like an advanced version of Battleship.
There has not been a good sub simulator around since Silent Service on the PC a looooooooong time ago. Don't waste your cash on this one, get Zelda Ocarina of time or what for other games being released this holiday.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Kaleo Good game. Beautiful Graphics for 3DS
This is a good looking game for the 3DS. The 2D type game, has cool scenery behind the sub and good underwater physics as well. Though it may look great, the game has a limited amount of levels. I completed the game in a short time and didn't have too much to do after that. Its a cool game that I would still recommend to a friend.
P.S. There is another Steel Diver game that came out just recently called Steel Diver Sub Wars. It is a 3D version of the original 2D version and it is ALOT more fun and you can play it for free at the Nintendo Eshop ($10 full version). You can explore 3D underwater caves and fight Online 4 vs 4 with a rank system that keeps you wanting to get higher and unlock more subs. I learned morse code FAST in this game as it is how you chat with other players. There is 18 subs plus 5 historical DLC subs in the game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by pacmanlover well made and FUN! dont judue a book by the cover
awsome if your pachent y rush wen u can tack ur time and live and make the most out of this framle of time! the grafixs look smosther with the 3D on and i wood say it the best loock hand held game as of 2011! its fun gieing your sub! a lot of guy well not play it cuz it loocks boring but traust me is not is a comply difert eperns to play it! nitendo ways puts game play ferst and haves hevenly well made levils the levil place mint and game play is good in nitendo games! the 3D water is interating with your sub on a 2D plane works. and thay is a other game on it wen you git to use the griro sckot to shoot ships its fun! the mischens are fun and difert form levil to levil! it may not loock that good on paper but boy it fun to play!
Rated 6 out of 10 by stokedtrout Would've been a good eShop title.
Steel diver has an odd control scheme using only the touch screen to change the angle of the submarine, to go up/down, and to move forward, backwards. The game is very short, and it can get boring and sometimes very difficult. I bought this game when it first came out for $40. It definitely was not worth it, however this would have been a good eshop title for around $2. Some of the visuals are pretty, and the submarine scope mode using the gyro sensor is a blast and is actually more fun than the campaign. The somewhat "battle ship" style mini game is okay, but didn't play it for more that 30 minutes.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Mariobrosfan Cant believe only 10 bucks for pre owned
i cannot believe this is only 10 dollars! I love this, it just gets really hard. When i let my friend play it he said he expected it to be 30$ for new and 25$ for used at gamestop but i told him it was 20$ for new and 10$ for used and he said he would buy that right away. There is alot of crazy combat and sidescrolling shooter which makes it get kinda hectic. the lasting appeal is fine as long as you like to replay levels. Only downside is there is only 20 levels in all modes.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Newhandheldowner Boat
I think that its great that they came out with a Sub Sim. I got a good chance to look at the game online. You get missions that intail sinking a lot of shiping and keep a look at the oxygen level in your boat so you keep your crew alive. You have to take on other subs and avoid things like under water volcanoes and depth charges, plus a lot more. Well i wont tell you all so you enjoy the game when you get it . Have lots of fun with that 3DS of yours. Bye!!
Rated 7 out of 10 by RayTheUlitimateGamer Honestly, it sucked. I can say it was a bit of fun
I think it sucked. It was fun though. Who has played any Rabbids games? My Sims Games? They're stupid right? But somehow you just wanna keep playing and having fun. Maybe it's because somewhere deep inside you, you know that Rabbids are so frickin awseome! And well you might think My Sims are cool for some reason... I dunno. And if you like blowing stuff up, and watching a whole movie about people singing about a yellow submarine, you can play this.
Rated 9 out of 10 by buggy1 Good work nintendo!
Ok i can say that this game should have more content to it. It is a side scroller that has the controls of the submarine. Contains a adictive battleship that can be played mulitplayer or single (download play). The game also contains time trails. This game really shows off what the 3ds can do with its diverse environments. Good work nintendo!
Rated 0 out of 10 by BOctober25 Terrible!
Just watched a video review for this game. Lame, mediocre and boring. Looks like Nintendo will be on a roll like they did with the DS and release a bunch of these no happening games. Mario and Legend of Zelda will have to bring this system to life.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Prash a lot better than expected
steel diver was one of the most unexpected launch titles for 3DS, but that isn't a bad thing at all. the game is very slow paced, but don't let that scare you, it's quite a lot of fun. the 3D effect is very nice and the multiplayer is a nice touch. very good game for those with a lot of patience.