When the boat-on-boat violence of Smash Boats hit Nintendo Switch, it made a bit of a splash. Now though the ripple effect makes waves on Xbox, with a prettier, smoother version in Smash Boats: Waterlogged Edition.
Available right now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S is the Waterlogged Edition of the smash hit Smash Boats. It comes from Smash House Games and finally hits Microsoft’s finest boxes in new and improved form, delivering an all-action fight to the depths.
Price-wise it sits at £7.99 from the Xbox Store, and that feels like a decent enough level to drag multiple players in to what it delivers, as they go about smashing the hell out of anything and everything they see.
There’s obviously a water theme here, and that means Smash Boats: Waterlogged Edition will be found featuring a host of unusual obstacles, events and enemies. But the best thing is that it’s chock full of colour, of boats, of special moves and more. It’s just a shame that whilst the Switch version caters for multiple players via a new co-op update, the arrival on Xbox is a strictly solo affair. There are hints from the dev team that multiplayer support may well be on the cards further down the line.
In all, the key features include:
- A boatload of pools to smash in – including a toy chest, a pool table … and even a toilet!
- 18 boats with unique smash-abilities such as: frying pan, shark bite, lasers, water-pound – and many, many more.
- All boats can also submerge, ram, backward ram, power turn, and brake.
- Conquer stages and collect stars to unlock new boats and pools!
- Couch co-op (2-player co-op) and Party mode (3 competitive party games for 1-4 players) are exclusive to the Nintendo Switch – for now, at least.
Ready to smash ’em up? Smash Boats: Waterlogged Edition can be obtained from the Xbox Store right now. It’s playable on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. It’s obviously available on the Nintendo eShop too.
Keep an eye out for some review thoughts from us soon.
Smash Boats is an action title inspired by the golden age of arcade gaming, when players embarked on a common quest to conquer all the levels and add to their growing troves of unlockables. Smashing your way to the top may sound easy, but a sea of enemies, zany Mayday events, and environmental obstacles galore block your path. Smash Boats comes fully stocked with unique pools for you to make some boat-based mayhem, including a waterlogged toy chest, a literal pool table, and even a (spotless) toilet! The playable roster features 16 unique boats you’ll earn by sinking enemies and collecting stars as you clear stages. Each boat comes with a unique Smash-ability to give you that winning edge on the water: a frying pan, shark bite, lasers, water-pound, and so much more! Combined with other moves like submerge, ram, power-turn, and brake, players have a versatile arsenal of smashing maneuvers to dominate the small seas. So water you wading for? It’s time to smash some boats!