Concept and Functionality
Super Tank Battle presents a single objective in literally hundreds of ways: defend your base and destroy your enemies.
We’ve seen this concept a few times before and this game is somewhat reminiscent of another Android game, Battle City, but Super Tank Battle distinguishes itself through better graphics and gameplay options.
You play as a small tank using an on-screen joystick trying to navigate a maze of walls, streams, and tree cover while enemy tanks try to gun you down.
The game plays as a little bit Pac-Man, a little bit Bomberman, and a little bit World of Tanks. The challenge comes in timing your turns down alleyways just right to avoid enemy fire while being able to shoot them before they also get away.
For a game with a simple concept, Super Tank Battle is loaded down with great features. There are several powerups that drop from destroyed enemies, including a shield that speeds your tank up and an upgrade which increases your firepower.
Occasionally, you’ll be lucky enough to spawn a friendly AI tank which will help you in your fight. You’ll also gain coins that can be used to buy powerups of your choice before the battle commences.
The enemies get more powerful, as well, with shields and heavier armor to take more hits.
One of the highlights of this game are the more than 450 unique maps that each present challenges all their own. Even if each battle takes you as little as five minutes to complete, you literally have dozens of hours of gameplay ahead.
At times, the nature of “find tank, shoot tank, find next tank” can get a little repetitive, but the escalating difficulty level combined with the seemingly endless variety of levels helps to stave that off.
Super Tank Battle is a challenging and fun throwback to the gaming days of the past and altogether really enjoyable.
The game is free to download and play fully with no IAP required and UnknownProjectX promises even more levels and fun in future updates.
Any mobile gamer would do well to give this one a try.
Super Tank Battle requires Android 4.0+. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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