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Battle City (Sharp X1)

Battle City Sharp X1 Title screen


100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Battle City is a refined version of Namco's old arcade game Tank Battalion. Destroy different enemy tanks, while trying to keep them away from your base. When you have destroyed 20 enemy tanks you advance to the next level with different layout. In each level there's some obstacles which you can use to your advantage. Obstacles include red bricks which you can shoot out of your way, silver bricks which are highly armored, water and ice. You start the game with a basic tank, which you can power up to better one little by little.

The NES game includes a construction mode, so you can make your own levels when you have played through all the 35 original levels.


Battle City Sharp X1 Title screen
Battle City Sharp X1 Stage 21 and another tribute, this time to Pooka from Dig Dug
Battle City Sharp X1 End of stage 19 results
Battle City Sharp X1 Hi-Score

Alternate Titles

  • "Tank" -- Bootleg title
  • "BattleCity" -- In-game title
  • "バトルシティー" -- Japanese spelling

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Multigame cartridges

Battle City is known as one of the most bootlegged NES games. It appears in almost every pirated "multigame" cartridge (24in1, 150in1 etc.).
Infernos (7200) added Battle City (Sharp X1) on Jan 30, 2014
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