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Tank Wars

From the Database of Home of the Underdogs




Copyright 1992, Kenneth Morse

One of the best multiplayer freeware titles ever made, Tank Wars is a fun artillery game for 1 to 10 players. The goal will be familiar to anyone who has played Scorched Earth or Gorilla: opponents attempt to destroy each others tanks by firing various weapons at them. Pick a weapon, then choose an angle for its trajectory. Terrain, gravity, and the opposing tanks’ weapons and relative positions to you are some of the factors you need to consider.

In addition to the fun and familiar gameplay, Tank Wars adds a lot of bells and whistles to make the replayability much higher. In addition to numerous weapons, there are also 7 levels of computer AI for you to compete against. Beginners can select the easy ones, making their way up to fight tougher opponenets. With up to 10 tanks in the playing field, the game is typically fast, hectic, and addictive. The graphics are standard VGA with no frills, but it’s more than enough for the purpose of just blowing things up ;)

Note: the game was actually released as shareware, but registering the game (which cost $3) brings no new benefits aside from the author’s promise that he would notify registered owners of new version releases.

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