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Nintendo 64Game Vortex
Battle Tanx has a solid (if not tame) One Player game- but in my book, the game truly shines in it's multiplayer glory. If ever there was a reason to pick up a few extra Nintendo 64 controllers, this would be it. Call over some friends, have some beer & soda on ice, serve some food, and spend all night playing this killer game with your close friends. You won't regret it. Highly recommended.
It's been a while coming, but the N64 finally has an arsenal of killer games. Battletanx is right up there with South Park, Rogue Squadron and Zelda as a "must buy" cartridge. If you own an N64, this is one game to buy immediately. If you don't yet own the system, Battletanx is another great reason to go out there and make the investment.
Nintendo 64GamePro (US)
Although the battle for this season's holiday dollars may have wavered between Turok 2, Zelda, and Rogue Squadron, let's hope you saved some dough to enlist in this fine derby of destruction. Don't let BattleTanx get lost in the shuffle.
Nintendo 64Consoles Plus
Malgré sa réalisation moyenne, Battletanx satisfera les joueurs en quête de massacre. Surtout, s'ils jouent à plusieurs.
Overall, the game is nice. It would have been just another average game had it not been for the awesome multiplayer function. The story is a little farfetched and the graphics leave a little to be desired. The sound is great and pretty much if you like blowing stuff up and carnage you will like this game. I thought the game was above average.
I've seen some pretty mediocre ratings of BattleTanx in the gaming press, which really surprised me. Sure, the graphics are nothing to shout about, and the one-player mode is a one-day kind of a deal -- but anyone who has played the multiplayer modes will have to admit that this game delivers the goods. Not since GoldenEye have I had this much fun blowing my friends to Hell and back. It's obvious 3DO concentrated on making the multiplayer modes the center of this game. You've got team play, capture the flag, death match, tons of pickups, bots, customizable power-up regen, base defense, or ammo limitations, as well as a variety of controller setups. Speaking of which, the standard setting is horrible. Switch the game to arcade (or the two more complex settings) to gain independent turret control. Only then can you strafe sideways to effectively take out the oversized Goliath tanks.
Nintendo 64Nintendo Power Magazine
Mindless multiplayer destruction is fun, particularly when you have so many cool weapons to use. But BattleTanx can also be played using cunning and strategy in cooperative team modes. The story may be over the top, but the game is a blast. This is an example of fun game play winning out over polished graphics.
Nintendo 64TotalVideoGames (TVG)
While most gamers will breeze through the single-player mission in a weekend it's the multiplayer that'll occupy you for months to come. As a multiplayer game this is a must buy, otherwise it's not worth much more than a weekend rent.
Nintendo 64Just Games Retro
All in all, BattleTanx isn’t a bad game by any stretch, but as I mentioned, it can be a bit repetitive at times, and isn’t exactly the deepest game out there. It’s stupid, mindless fun that anyone can get jump into and be competitive in, and if you wanted to rent a game for a weekend to run through, or have some drunken deathmatch fun with some buddies, you could do worse than this…to complete my analogy to the standard summer action movie, when it comes to BattleTanx, you plunk down your money, you get a few hours of enjoyment, and then you move on…but you had your fun, and that’s what matters.
Game Boy ColorAll Game Guide
Overall, though, BattleTanx isn't a bad game, and it's still fun despite my nitpicks. It's a good on-the-go game which you can pull out to complete another level in Story Mode or go for a little action in Battle Mode. I just wouldn't expect it to hold a lot of long-term play value.
Overall, BattleTanx is a mildly entertaining game when playing in the single-player mode. Unfortunately, its short length and redundancy make it more of a rental game than a game to own. However, if you've been looking for a good multiplayer game that you and a couple friends can play over and over again, BattleTanx is right up your alley.
Nintendo 64Game Revolution
BattleTanx does manage to stick in some goodies to juice up an otherwise lame game. There are several modes of play available, as well as various "teams" you can pick in multiplayer. Still, the graphics are terribly lacking and the gameplay is so inherently weak that these extras are mere camouflage for the junk hidden within.
When you get right down to it, this game is substandard in every major category. Alas, another throwaway title to add to the ever-growing mountain of disappointing Nintendo 64 games. Oh, when will the carnage end?
Nintendo 64Total! (Germany)
Was das Spiel aufwertet, sind die vier Mehrspieler-Modi, die sich zwar nicht sonderlich voneinander unterscheiden, aber immerhin für etwas länger anhaltende Motivation sorgen. Eine Entschädigung für den mißlungenen Einzelspieler-Modus sind sie jedoch nicht, da auch dort die träge Steuerung an Euren Nerven nagt. Battletanx ist ein Spiel, das keinerlei Aufsehen erregt und nur für Leute interessant ist, die Materialschlachten mögen und auf nichts anderes Wert legen.
Game Boy ColorPocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames
Côté réalisation, les graphismes sont assez grossiers et l’animation n’a rien pour elle (le scrolling et les chars sont lents). La jouabilité ne présente pas de défaut majeur, mais on aurait souhaité ne pas rester accroché à certains murs. La musique passe presque inaperçue et les bruitages n’exploitent guère les capacités de la console.
Game Boy ColorElectric Playground
On the PSX/N64, BattleTanx is a game that's all about pure action, fast kills, and the kind of mayhem that can only be inspired by steel behemoths bristling with huge weapons. Try to imagine what happens when you attempt to scale things down for the GBC and remove all of the thrills, spills, and high impact powerups that made the original title fantastic. Adults should handle this one with caution and keep it well out of the reach of small children - it could scar them for life.