Our Rating: 60 /100 ( )
Harbor Master HD App
Harbor Master HD is a fun, addictive, and easy-t0-learn free game for the Apple iPad. Similar to Flight Control, Harbor Master puts you in the ship controller’s seat as you to guide cargo ships into open ports and safely direct them off the map by drawing safe paths for each ship. The game gets progressively harder as more ships pull into the area and you have to manage the chaos and ensuring your precious cargo doesn’t end up at the bottom of the sea.
The game is completely free from developer’s Keith and Natalia who make up Imangi Studios. The current version of the game only contains one map, the 6-dock Treasure Island level. According to the Harbor Master Facebook Fan Page – more free maps are coming, so no need to worry about Imangi springing in new paid maps anytime soon.
The game is simple to play, all you need to do is:
- Draw the boat’s path to a dock
- After the boat’s unloaded, draw its path off the screen
- Avoid boat collisions or the game will end
- Unload as much cargo as you can!
As simple as the game actually sounds, it truly addictive as you get deeper into the game only to find larger, faster, and more slower ships come into play.
All things aside, the game is great for a fun 5-10 minute play to pass the time. We gave Harbor Master HD a rating of 3 simply because it is still new and just has only one map available. The game definitely needs at least a few more to have any lasting effect. But all in all, Harbor Master HD is a great casual game to have on your iPad.