Smash Boats

A zany action arcade game

Smash House Games

“If maritime violence is your thing then Smash Boats might tickle your fancy.” – Tuffclub (The Sixth Axis)

Smash Boats

 

Smash Boats Gets Couch Co-Op for Up to 4 Players on Nintendo Switch, Hits Xbox Consoles as Smash Boats: Waterlogged Edition

VAIL, Colo. – Aug. 18, 2022 – Indie developer Smash House Games today announced that the studio’s arcade title Smash Boats – which sports a very particular brand of boat-on-boat combat – has been updated with an all-new couch co-op mode for up to 4 players on Nintendo Switch, along with 3 all-new party games!

Xbox consoles are getting their very own Smash Boats port as well. The appropriately named Smash Boats: Waterlogged Edition – also launching today – allows gamers who own an Xbox One/Series S/Series X console to enter the same unsanitary arenas found in the Nintendo Switch version …. which may or may not include brown logs of known origin among other “hazards.”

 

Trailer (Xbox):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWLm_B8nbOo

Trailer (Switch):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCo4bDpKoPE

What Is Smash Boats, Anyway?
Smash Boats is an action game with a seemingly simple goal: Smash everything in sight to conquer all! Sounds easy – but with relentless enemies, zany Mayday events, and unusual water hazards that can hinder your progress … it’s anything but, really. We’re talking about arcade-style difficulty in a glorious, colorful package filled to the gills with boats, special moves, wacky events, obstacles, and more. If you end up having trouble completing some stages on the Nintendo Switch, just have a friend join you for couch co-op! More than two? Party games – all 3 of them, all new – support up to 4 players.

The game’s original soundtrack was created by Austin, Texas band Hard Proof – a supergroup featuring members of Black Pumas, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, The Calm Blue Sea, Cougar, Ocote Soul Sounds, the Echocentrics, and several other notable Austin acts. Smash Boats features tracks from Hard Proof’s first self-published album and also Public Hi-Fi Sessions 03 under the Public Hi-Fi label.

 

“My father developed games for the old Atari and Commodore computers, Intellivision, and PC – so you could say that I’m a second-generation game developer,” says Jeff Johnson, CEO of Smash House Games. “I started my career at Midway Games – where I did everything from UX design and development to gameplay and AI programming – but my goal was always to create my own IP. The end result is Smash Boats, which I created with a group of friends. I hope players on both Xbox and Nintendo Switch have as much fun in the arenas as we had building them!”

Key Features

  • 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.

Pricing & Availability
Smash Boats on Nintendo Switch is getting the co-op update today. The game is now available on Xbox One/Series S/Series X consoles as well.

Xbox One/Series S/Series X: $9.99
Nintendo Switch: $11.99

Nintendo Game Store:
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/smash-boats-switch

Microsoft Store:
https://www.microsoft.com/store/productid/9p1bznxnvjtq

Assets

Trailer

Xbox – Smash Boats: Waterlogged Edition

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWLm_B8nbOo

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ybqb1xj3fkz7rdp/trailer_Smash_Boats_Waterlogged_Edition_Xbox.mp4?dl=0

 

Nintendo Switch

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCo4bDpKoPE

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tu0qkiyt9fkqe2w/trailer_Smash_Boats_2.0_Nintendo_Switch.mp4?dl=0

Gameplay Footage

YouTube

Nintendo Switch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST-2PXP5ass

Xbox
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyWui_oJI8Y

Download (both versions)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qa1znacvreh962k/Smash_Boats_gameplay_footage_Xbox_Nintendo_Switch.zip?dl=0

Screenshots & Logos

Xbox – Smash Boats: Waterlogged Edition

IMGUR
https://imgur.com/a/rf6XtXP

Nintendo Switch

IMGUR
https://imgur.com/a/T4Ddo1u

Download (both versions)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ynl0vx9ong40ipn/screenshots_Smash_Boats_Nintendo_Switch_Xbox_consoles.zip?dl=0

Social Media

Smash House Games
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyBuBXdAaSEzv99-JhrMtpA/featured
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/smashhousegames
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/smashhousegames

Smash Boats
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/smashboats
Twitter – https://twitter.com/smashboats
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/smashboats
Reddit – https://www.reddit.com/r/SmashBoats

About Smash House Games
Based in Vail, Colorado and founded in March 2017, Smash House Games consists of veteran game developers who met working together on previous top-tier games. Its founders have more than 60 years of combined experience in the industry – working on titles such as sequels to NBA Jam, NFL Blitz, Warhammer 40k, Darksiders, Life Is Strange, and Call of Duty – among others. To learn more about Smash House and Smash Boats, please visit https://smashboatsgame.com.

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