Smash Boats Waterlogged Edition Review (Xbox Series S)

For this Smash Boats Waterlogged Edition Review, we play this 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 Waterlogged Edition Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 558.3MB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • 16 boats to unlock.
  • Six sets of events with each twinned with a difficulty.
  • Earn stars from events to unlock new events.
  • Arena battler.
  • Opening tutorial section.
  • Easy to learn.
  • Each boat attacks and moves differently. Mostly in terms of speed and power.
  • Attacks are generally ramming them and hitting them with things on the side.
  • Submerge yourself to avoid damage.
  • Batteries drop from enemies and are used to replenish health.
  • Four camera views – default, pulled out, action, and near.
  • SMASH – collect the letter cubes off boats for a power-up.
  • Stars are earned by destroying the boat carrying them.
  • You can see enemies’ health bars.
  • The game generally plays out over a series of wave-based combat with a mixture of enemies and power-ups.
  • Special events are sprinkled in to mix it up a bit.
  • Can replay levels.

Smash Boats Waterlogged Edition Review Cons:

  • Cannot change controls.
  • No online modes.
  • You have to actually collect the star after it drops from a boat so you can actually not be 100 percent level despite hitting all-stars off.
  • The camera goes a bit awry at times.
  • You cannot change boats in between events without backing out to the main menu.
  • Can get tedious.
  • Batteries disappear quickly after dropping.

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Smash Boats Waterlogged Edition:

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Developer: Smash House Games

Publisher: Smash House Games

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10


Smash Boats is a fantastic little arena game, that brings memories of Micro Machines with its little dinky boats in the real world. Combat is fast and furious if a bit unruly, the controls are simple enough that most gamers will be able to get grips with it. What I liked over all else is how different each boat was and how some of them are just great fun. I managed to unlock a fair few boats before I started to tire of the same sequence over and over but the boats unlocked definitely helped keep me in the game. This is the sort of game you chill out with, have a quick blast here and there because it is fun but it just doesn’t have enough variety to really keep you hooked over the long run. Smash Boats is a great arcade game full of charm.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!