Like many real-time combat games, WarShip has you start small and work your way up the ladder. Choose from one of seven seas to fight in, then maneuver and engage larger ships while collecting gold from defeated opponents before pirate raiders do. As the levels go by and you stash away more gold, you can upgrade your ship with additional cannons, better sails and heavier armor; you can also unlock more powerful ships, each with their own unique strengths and weaknesses. (A free lite version of WarShip lets you sample the game with fewer stages and less powerful ships.)
WarShip presents all of this in a classic top-down view that zooms in and out of the action as necessary. Good graphics meet great audio work and a capable physics system, while responsive touchscreen and tilt-based controls lend a feel of urgency to the game.