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BattleTanx: Global Assault (PlayStation)

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Description

The year is 2049. A nuclear holocaust has caused 99.9% of the women in the entire world to die out, leaving mankind desperate to search for women for reproduction. Instinct has taken over, and the only rule is mob rule. There is no form of government, form of justice, and the only way to survive is lookout for yourself. Mobs and warlords have emerged trying to claim the world's last surviving women.

In the midst of the chaos, Griffin and Madison escape back to San Francisco with their new baby boy Brandon, where they hope to rebuild a better society. However, the evil QueenLord, Cassandra, captures him. Cassandra leads Griffin and Madison all across America and Europe in a frantic search for Brandon, who may have psychic abilities that can save the world.

Global Assault is the sequel to the original BattleTanx. It features many new weapons, new vehicles, and new powers that were not available in the original. Global Assault now also features a destructible environment, allowing you to seize control of the environment and create ultimate destruction. Global Assault allows two players to play together in co-operative mode, or four players to go head-to-head as one of the dozens of tank gangs in all new maps and many more game modes.

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BattleTanx: Global Assault PlayStation The multiplayer setup screen.
BattleTanx: Global Assault PlayStation You can select from several world cities to host your multiplayer games, with various maps for each city and they all have destroyable buildings.
BattleTanx: Global Assault PlayStation ... Or limited use special weapons, such as these swarmer missiles.
BattleTanx: Global Assault PlayStation ... And will somethimes reveal health boosters like these...

Alternate Titles

  • "BattleTanx 2: Global Assault" -- N64 title

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The Press Says

Power Unlimited Jun, 2000 6.2 out of 10 62
GameSpot Mar 21, 2000 5.5 out of 10 55
IGN Mar 17, 2000 4.5 out of 10 45
PSX Extreme Apr 23, 2000 4.2 out of 10 42
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 14, 2000 7 out of 20 35

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Historical connections

In the Iliad by Homer, which tells of the Trojan War, there was a princess of Troy named Cassandra, who was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecubah. The god Apollo gave her the gift of prophesy, but because she turned down his romantic advances, he then cursed her so that no one would ever listen to her prophesies, even though they would have saved many lives and were always correct.

The evil nemesis Cassandra in the game is a similar figure of mystic power, in this case a charismatic cult leader with many fanatical followers, who by the time of the second game has achieved total domination over all of Europe. One might even say that this too is significant because Greece is part of Europe -- and it should also be remembered that at the end of the first BattleTanx game, she was resuscitated from near-death by a cult member who committed suicide in order to somehow give Cassandra his life force.

Indeed, one might even interpret the protagonist Battle Lord Griffin Spade and his wife Madison as figures similar to King Arthur and Queen Guinevere, while interpreting Cassandra as similar to Arthur's evil sister, Morgan LeFay. This would especially make sense because Cassandra is like Morgan in her enormous sensual beauty, magnetic and seductive personality, and her access to something like Satanic magic.

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Robert Morgan (863) added BattleTanx: Global Assault (PlayStation) on Apr 02, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Brian Hirt (10020)