Friday Fun: Raft Wars

By Akemi Iwaya on June 10th, 2011


After a long week at work why not take a few minutes to relax and have some fun? In this week’s game your mission is to help a wee lad named Simon defend the treasure he found at the beach from the evil pirates who want to steal it.

Raft Wars

The object of the game is to help young Simon and his brother defeat the evil pirates who are determined to steal the gold and diamond treasure found on the beach.


The game comes with a short story detailing how young Simon found his gold and diamond treasure at the beach. Unfortunately for Simon his newfound fame has brought some unwanted attention…

Note: The storyline only takes a few moments to play out but you can skip it if desired.




When each level begins you will see the pirates’ side of the “battlefield” and a Par Goal for that level. Left click the mouse to start the level.


Once you click with the mouse the screen will shift to Simon’s side of the “battlefield”. The game provides a quick visual tutorial (no interaction required) on how to aim and shoot. Use your mouse to adjust the angle of your cannon (up and down), the power level of the shot (right and left movement), and left click when ready to fire.


When the tutorial is finished you will see your ammo types/count in the upper left corner and be able to monitor the health levels/number of people left on each side of the battle at the bottom.

Note: Part of the fun with this game is watching what Simon does at times during the battles!


Direct hit! Goodbye Mister Pirate!


The game is turn-based, so once you have fired your shot the pirates will take their turn to fire at you.


Time to get that last pirate…


Victory! Once you have won a battle you will be presented with your stats and score at the bottom of the screen. Click to move to the next screen…


With the credits you earn in battle you can choose to buy more powerful weapons and/or upgrade your raft. You will see a preview of the upcoming battles in the lower right corner. Click Done to begin the next level.


Arrr! There be pirates here…


Fire!! Have fun and good luck!


Play Raft Wars

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 06/10/11
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