Navy Blue (FC)
Navy Blue (ネイビーブルー Neibī Burū) is a video game that is an adaptation of the board game Battleship. You start off by selecting a stage from the bottom left corner of the screen, and can only choose a square on the grid that is adjacent to your base. The goal of the game, like Battleship, is to sink all the opponent's fleet. However, one may choose their fleet, and can buy weapons and items for their fleet, but with the very limited amount of points they are given. As the game progresses, you can select more ships for your fleet, and use more items, but the enemy AI only gets smarter and tougher.
While the game was never released outside of Japan, there was an NES version of Battleship released in North America and Europe.
Navy Blue borrows its entire soundtrack from a previously-released game in the Navy Blue franchise, Kaisen Game: Navy Blue 90 (GB), which was released just a couple years earlier. That game features music presumably by Hitoshi Saito, Junichi Saito, and Masaki Iwamoto. It was presumably arranged for the NES by Masahiro Kusunoki, as he receives a sound programming credit in Hokuto no Ken 4: Shichisei Hakenden: Hokuto Shinken no Kanata e (FC), a game that shares the same sound driver. Kusunoki has also received arrangement credits before.
The music mostly keeps the "militaristic" feel of the original version, but adds rock elements to some of it. Other than that, most of the songs sound note-for-note. It is unknown how Masahiro wrote audio in his sound driver, but it can be speculated that he used either 6502 assembly or Music Macro Language.
The game also features the Stage Start music from Navy Blue 90, but it appears to be unused in this version.
|01||Title Screen||Hitoshi Saito, Junichi Saito, Masaki Iwamoto||Masahiro Kusunoki||0:55||Download|
|02||Stage Select||Hitoshi Saito, Junichi Saito, Masaki Iwamoto||Masahiro Kusunoki||1:14||Download|
|03||Setup||Hitoshi Saito, Junichi Saito, Masaki Iwamoto||Masahiro Kusunoki||1:40||Download|
|04||Stage Theme||Hitoshi Saito, Junichi Saito, Masaki Iwamoto||Masahiro Kusunoki||1:53||Download|
|05||Lose||Hitoshi Saito, Junichi Saito, Masaki Iwamoto||Masahiro Kusunoki||0:05||Download|
|06||Win||Hitoshi Saito, Junichi Saito, Masaki Iwamoto||Masahiro Kusunoki||0:05||Download|
|07||Ending||Hitoshi Saito, Junichi Saito, Masaki Iwamoto||Masahiro Kusunoki||3:57||Download|
|08||Unused||Hitoshi Saito, Junichi Saito, Masaki Iwamoto||Masahiro Kusunoki||0:04||Download|
- Ripper: MrNorbert1994
- Recorder: Doommaster1994
- Game Credits:
(Source: Music comparison; Game lacks credits.)
At the final screen of the ending, if the player does a certain button combination, it will take them to a sound test with credits. However, the credits do not list anyone for audio.
Source verification is needed.