This pond ain't big enough for the both of us! Two boats enter the pond. Two players fire at each other, trying to sink their opponent. Cannon balls strike the water, causing waves to rage higher and higher. Time your shots just right with the waves to sink your enemy. And have fun doing crazy flips.
Pond Wars was an attempt to create a game like the old school dos games. I remember sitting next to my brother, playing wacky wheels or mortal combat. Two players jammed around one keyboard. Games which were just as likely to end in punching each other as an actual victory. I think I've captured the essence of the experience here.