Island Wars 2 raises the bar with multiple game types, bonuses, improved AI, and a completely rewritten graphics engine, while offering the same gameplay that made the original so popular. Island Wars 2 features multiple game types. Each game type follows the general setting and theme of the game, however it has its own unique set of rules. Use your mouse to navigate the menu system and choose the particular type you want to play. Some game types have additional parameters that you can configure before you get to play. The Classic War game type is comparable to Island Wars 1: two islands fight over their palm trees. The war is divided into a number of days, and each day has three stages: sunrise, noon, and sunset. In the "sunrise" stage, the objective is to use your airplane to destroy all of the enemy island's palm trees. In the "noon" stage, the objective is to use your cannon to defend your island's palm trees from incoming bombs. Finally, in the "sunset" stage, the objective is to use your airplane to shoot down the enemy airplane.