Robot Tank (Atari 2600)

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There are numerous enemy tanks crossing the countryside, destroying everything in their path! Your job is to command a robot tank to stop them. Robot Tank is a first person perspective arcade style action game. There are twelve squadrons of tanks to destroy, each containing twelve tanks. Each time you destroy a complete squadron, you earn an extra reserve tank before moving on to the next, more difficult squadron. The game takes place twenty four hours a day; gameplay will alternate from early morning to mid afternoon to late at night. In addition to the constantly changing time of day, the weather can also change unexpectedly. Snow, rain, and fog will appear occasionally making it tougher to spot your targets. Luckily your tank is equipped with radar to help locate the enemy when visibility is poor. As your tank takes damage you will lose some capabilites, such as speed, the radar, or your canons. If your tank takes too much damage, it will be destroyed; the game ends when all of your reserve tanks are gone.


Robot Tank Atari 2600 The rain may impede your progress
Robot Tank Atari 2600 A complete squadron has been destroyed
Robot Tank Atari 2600 A game in progress
Robot Tank Atari 2600 An enemy tank has been destroyed

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Le Geek May, 2008 5 out of 5 100
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Sep, 1983 3 out of 4 75
Retroage Jul 10, 2013 7.3 out of 10 73
The Video Game Critic Sep 24, 2003 B- 67
TeleMatch Nov, 1983 4 out of 6 40


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Like many early Activision games, you could earn a patch for high scores in Robot Tank. All you needed to do was send in a picture of the screen to Activision to earn one of the following patches: destroy 4 squadrons for the "Medal of Merit" patch, destroy 5 squadrons for the "Cross of Excellence" patch, or destroy 6 or more squadrons for the "Star of Honor" patch.
Servo (57414) added Robot Tank (Atari 2600) on Jul 10, 2003