Surface of the Sea begins with a broken hearted girl who goes to the beach after her boyfriend dumps her. Don’t feel too bad because she stumbles upon a message in a bottle and her luck turns around. The letter is a treasure map drawn by an old soldier!
Determined to find the treasure, the heroine partners with a rich uncle and sets out to the south sea in a luxury cruiser.
Kemco, the company behind the Sword of Hope series and new 16-bit RPGs like Fantasy Chronicle, made Surface of the Sea which they call an ocean life simulation game. You dive underwater in search of sunken treasure. While you’re below the surface you have to keep track of the amount of air in your tank and… umm… sharks. Players can buy better diving gear and take a break from treasure hunting to take photos of aquatic life. It’s kind of like Everblue or Endless Ocean, but in 2D and with a crazy wealthy uncle.