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Garry Kitchen's Battletank (NES)

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Description

Battletank is an advanced tank simulator where players take control of a tank from its driver's seat. Players are stuck straight in the tank and sent off to the battlefield in order to accomplish the mission they are assigned to.

Mission objectives.can be anything from eliminating the enemies to destroying the enemy fuel dump to taking out an enemy camp. However dangerous enemies lurk all over the battlefield. Helicopters, minefields and other tanks wait to block your moves. These enemies can move off-screen and strafe around the tank, leading to difficulties.

However, many strategic elements are involved. The first-person mode offers a limited view of the battlefield, and if players push the tank into overdrive it can miss the target and rush into a nest of tanks or a minefield. Turret angle, ammunition, and tank fuel remaining must all be taken into account by the player. To add to this, certain guns on the tank (there's 4 of them) will only hurt certain enemies. But don't expect any help here! Six hits and your tank is cooked!

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Garry Kitchen's Battletank NES Title screen
Garry Kitchen's Battletank NES Your radar
Garry Kitchen's Battletank NES Getting started.
Garry Kitchen's Battletank NES Shooting at an enemy tank.

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An amazingly advanced tank simulator for the NES generation Matt Neuteboom (941) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

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Development

Much of the original code for the game was intended for a space flight game (perhaps similar to Star Raiders) for the Commodore 64.
Matt Neuteboom (941) added Garry Kitchen's Battletank (NES) on Apr 08, 2006