Tank! Tank! Tank! Reviews (Wii U)

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We enjoyed some great quality time thanks to TANK! TANK! TANK!. We also got a laugh or two out of the different pictures we took with the headgear. TANK! TANK! TANK! is a quirky little title that is best played with three to four people.
Not for everyone, but younger gamers and arcade fans will love it. The multiplayer mode adds a surreal slice of joy, too. Worth picking up if you find it cheap.
ZTGameDomain (Nov 22, 2012)
Tank! Tank! Tank! is a hard game to review. On one hand, I had a blast playing locally in both story and multiplayer mode, but the price tag is painful. I can’t honestly say that what you get is worth the full $50 investment. However, if it ever drops in price, I cannot stress enough how much fun Kong mode, and just smashing enemies is with friends. This is a polarizing game, due in large part to its price tag, and that is truly a shame. Check it out when it gets cheaper, until then you might want to steer clear.
Gaming Nexus (Dec 07, 2012)
It's not much more expansive than its arcade counterpart and even though it preserves the multiplayer, Tank! Tank! Tank! is a rather massive letdown.
Snackbar-Games.com (Nov 30, 2012)
Many have said that Tank! Tank! Tank! should’ve been a downloadable title. It’s certainly small enough, but there’s some merit in the game as a $50 disc. If you consider that, to play the game correctly in arcades, it’s usually to the tune of $8 for a four-player match, it doesn’t have to be fun for too many plays to cover that value. It covers that. Compared to most full-featured retail titles, though, it’s a bit light on content. Whether what’s here is enough is up to you.
Tank! Tank! Tank! is a huge disappointment that proves that arcade gameplay doesn’t always make a smooth transition over to home consoles. With multiple tanks and zany weapons, the gameplay is a blast in short spurts, but the simplicity of it combined with the forced repetition of levels render it an exercise in futility. At $29.99, the game could be a fun purchase for those primarily into multiplayer, but its current price-point and lack of significant Wii U GamePad functionality add up to a release worth skipping.
Digital Chumps (Nov 28, 2012)
Tank! Tank! Tank! is a simple and fun idea that is hindered by some poor gameplay design which ultimately leaves a lot of potential unrealized.
Worth Playing (Dec 01, 2012)
In the end, Tank! Tank! Tank! could have been much better. From a single-player perspective — admittedly not the preferred way to play the game — the game is simply terrible. The artificial padding made to lengthen it is inexcusable from any perspective. Multiplayer is the only way to go for this game, and it is fun if you can deal with things like the odd screen placement for the other three players and lack of online play. With a fairly decent presentation, it makes for a fun party game if you're up for something a bit more violent. However, with the current price point of $50, it is impossible to recommend the title unless you need to have every game for the new system. The best thing to do is to wait for a severe price drop on what should've been a breakout title for the eShop.
3D Juegos (Nov 30, 2012)
Este título exclusivo de Wii U da lo mejor de sí cuando es disfrutado en compañía, pero es una pena que dicha experiencia se limite mucho al no contemplar modos online.
IGN (Dec 14, 2012)
TTT isn’t that good. Blowing up stuff is fun, but you’ll end up fighting the controls and the game becomes a grind if you play it any real length of time. If my eight- year-old son would rather play something else, you probably will too.
HonestGamers (Dec 23, 2012)
As a simple diversion, Tank! Tank! Tank! works well. It could really have benefitted from an online mode. Mission variety wouldn’t have gone astray, either, whether it came in the form of more unique enemies or mission objectives or even just a few more distinct environments. You’ll probably tire of playing the game long before you reach its closing credits, just because so much of the content repeats, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a look if you can find it at a suitably low price. Otherwise, you should steer clear.
Joystiq (Nov 19, 2012)
While Tank Tank Tank offers up a bit of goofy fun, it's the sort of fun that probably won't last. I'd liken it to the overnight NES Rampage sessions of my youth. Fun for a few hours, better with friends, soon set aside for more complex experiences. It's good in brief blasts, but new Wii U owners looking for a party would be better served by the variety offered in Nintendo Land.
GamesRadar (Nov 21, 2012)
Ultimately, then, Tank! Tank! Tank! is a fun little diversion. Solo gamers will find very little in the campaign to keep them interested for long, but the title is at its best when you’re playing it with friends. If you can pick it up at a discount, and can round up a couple of people together for a gaming session, you’ll be in for a riotous time, but there are better options on the system to get your multiplayer fix.
Cheat Code Central (Nov 30, 2012)
In the end, Tank! Tank! Tank! probably shouldn't have elbowed its way onto the Wii U. Like most arcade games, the title is fun in short bursts, but any longer than five minutes, and you're looking for another game to play. You'd be much better off taking a spin in Tank! Tank! Tank! at your local arcade. You'll like it more if you don't have to take it home with you.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Dec 06, 2012)
It is just one mode, however, and while elsewhere the local multiplayer offers semi-acceptable spins on deathmatch, team deathmatch (like all vs modes, it's capped at four players) and a kind of co-op gauntlet where you get together to take on bosses, My Kong remains the one element of Tank! Tank! Tank! that's likely to earn a lasting place in your heart. If only this was just the start of the designers' party game creativity, eh? Instead, it's the high point of a fairly limited package that quickly runs out of ideas.
Gamereactor (Denmark) (Dec 05, 2012)
Hvis du har tænkt dig at gå i krig mod vennerne, og sørger for at få deres ansigter klistret på hver deres kampvogn, får du også den bedste side at se af Tank! Tank! Tank!, men er det ikke nok, er der desværre heller ikke den store grund til at kigge efter denne omgang kampvogns-ballade.
Nintendojo (Dec 14, 2012)
While Tank! Tank! Tank! has the potential to be fun at times, it doesn’t stand out when compared to other titles Wii U has to offer. Control issues, repetitive modes, and the lack of features keep it from being a great game. It’s not worth the price of admission either. Tank! would be a pretty good value as a $10 eShop release, but as a retail title, it’s nothing spectacular. The charm that this game has isn’t enough to save it from the pile of mediocre launch games where it is destined to end up.
Nintendo Life (Dec 04, 2012)
Tank! Tank! Tank! does a few things pretty well, but a torturously mind-numbing solo campaign and a high price tag keep it from being a hit. The younger crowd will definitely enjoy the photo-taking aspect and simple multiplayer, but other than that it’s pretty barren. If Namco Bandai had lopped off the limp campaign mode and released the game as a multiplayer offering on the Wii U eShop for $15 then it would be easier to recommend, but as it stands now, Tank! Tank! Tank! is better described as Lame! Lame! Lame!
Destructoid (Nov 18, 2012)
Tank! Tank! Tank! may be more fun in its original arcade form, but this Wii U release is clumsy, visually sub-par, and disrespectful of the player's time. While it revels in its own stupidity and hopes you'll do the same, it's one of those sad games that believes a ridiculous concept is enough to make for a worthwhile game, and in Tank! Tank! Tank!'s case, that's just not true. Indeed, there's nothing more upsetting than a game that believes, if it's wacky enough, it can get away with being crap.
Game Informer Magazine (Dec 05, 2012)
Finding entertainment in Tank Tank Tank is like panning for gold in the bathtub – you’re not going to find anything. I can see a group of businessmen amusing themselves with the game at a bar during happy hour, but they’d never want to bring that experience home. Like a culturally sensitive foreign joke, Tank Tank Tank fails to translate.
Gamer.nl (Nov 26, 2012)
Tank! Tank! Tank! is een twijfelachtige budgetgame die voor bijna de volle prijs in de winkels ligt. Rondrijden in een tank en alle vijanden naar het hiernamaals schieten levert hoogstens een paar uur middelmatig plezier op, niet in de laatste plaats omdat missies tot in den treure herspeeld moeten worden. De multiplayermodus levert door de hectische actie iets meer plezier op, maar ook dat heb je binnen de kortste keren wel gezien.
Gaming Age (Nov 20, 2012)
When it comes right down to it, Tank! Tank! Tank! really should have been launched as an eShop game or at the very least it shouldn't be $50. If I had to assign a value to it, I'd say $20 would be the sweet spot for a game like this. Perhaps it will receive a price drop soon after release, and if you see it hovering around the $20 mark I'd say pick it up if you have friends over on a regular basis to play with you. The single player campaign is somewhat entertaining and does have a lot of unlockable stages and tanks, but it requires multiple playthroughs of every stage you've already played to earn new medals. If you're not looking for a game that shows off the Wii U's unique properties (other than the off-screen play for multiplayer) and just want a time killer with some decently fun on-couch multiplayer, then run out and buy this game. For the rest of you, I recommend waiting for a price drop or a weekend rental.
Game Freaks 365 (Nov 21, 2012)
Tank! Tank! Tank! is a fundamentally flawed game on multiple levels. The one thing that it did get right - comical avatars using the GamePad's camera - is not even an integral part of the game. If you enjoy repetition, mindless gameplay and one-button controls, Tank! Tank! Tank! is the game for you. Otherwise you are better off avoiding it like the plague. It's an utterly lacking experience that seeks to cash-in on uninformed parents buying holiday gifts for their kids.
Jeux Vidéo Network (Nov 30, 2012)
On aurait pu être clément avec Tank ! Tank ! Tank ! à condition de le trouver à très très bas prix sur le Nintendo e-shop. Mais non, il est vendu en boite à 40 Euros, et malgré tout le plaisir que l'on a eu à incarner un robot gorille, son achat est fortement déconseillé.
GameSpot (Nov 27, 2012)
Though it can be fun with friends in short bursts, Tank! Tank! Tank! doesn't have nearly enough depth or content to remain enjoyable for long.
NintendoWorldReport (Dec 04, 2012)
In the end, Tank! Tank! Tank! feels like a game that should have been stripped of its single-player and sold on the eShop as a multiplayer-only experience. The only true redeeming quality of the solo experience is the presentation, which is the same in multiplayer. It isn’t the worst of the Wii U launch titles, but it certainly is nowhere near the best.
The Escapist (Dec 06, 2012)
At its heart, this is a bad port of an average arcade game from 2009. While the multiplayer occasionally delights, the rest of the experience feels unfinished. The single player is a meaningless grind with little to offer aside from a skeletal story. TANK! TANK! TANK! might have served as a passable downloadable title, but as a full retail game it's one of the Wii U's worst launch titles.
Gamereactor (Sweden) (Dec 13, 2012)
I slutändan är Tank! Tank! Tank! alltså inte helt utan förtjänster. Men nästan. Hela singleplayerdelen hade man kunnat hoppa över och sedan släppa det här som en multiplayerbagatell via Eshop. Men som eget spel på skiva håller det inte riktigt och jag kan verkligen inte rekommendera någon att betala fullpris för det här, oavsett hur mycket du älskar japanska partyspel.
Nintendo Difference (Dec 18, 2012)
Tank! Tank! Tank! n'est pas un mauvais jeu. Fun, très simpliste, minimaliste et terriblement répétitif, il aurait du être proposé sur l'eShop, sa véritable place. Disposant d'un mode multijoueur sympathique et d'un mode solo coopératif bienvenu, il procurera quelques bonnes heures de plaisir aux fans de bourrinage. Mais en prenant en compte ses qualités et ses défauts, TTT n'aurait jamais dû être un titre vendu à plus de 15€ (l'eShop est là pour ce type de jeux). À 40€ il s'agit d'un vrai scandale, d'une petite arnaque à laquelle nous ne pouvons nous associer. Bien des jeux vendus sur l'eShop sont mieux pensés et plus aboutis que ce titre et sont vendus pour seulement 12 ou 13€, réfléchissez-y.
GameTrailers (Dec, 2012)
Tank! Tank! Tank! is hard to recommend on any level. It’s short on content, fails to take much advantage of the Wii U hardware, lacks gameplay depth, and quickly becomes monotonous. It holds some charm for those who enjoy massive creature flicks, but everyone else should steer clear despite its discounted price tag. Launch day surprise, this is not.
4Players.de (Nov 28, 2012)
Das Wii U-Gamepad wird ebenfalls nicht ausreichend repräsentiert, sondern nur als Kamera für die Pilotenbilder genutzt. Bleibt noch das Spiel an sich. Und dort ebbt der Spaß ebenso schnell ab wie er aufkommt. Für Solisten wird alles schnell redundant, monoton und unnötig in die Länge gezogen. Abgesehen vom kurzzeitig motivierenden Mehrspielermodus sowie sporadischem Unterhaltungswert in der Kampagne gibt es eigentlich keinen Grund, sich die Panzer-Action zuzulegen. Doch selbst und gerade wenn man häufig mit Freunden spielt, gibt es im Launchfenster der Wii U zahlreiche Titel, die besser dafür geeignet sind. Als Reggie Fils-Aime und Satoru Iwata von der Überlegenheit der Konsole gesprochen bzw. andere Hersteller für ihre "kleinen" Downloadtitel angegriffen haben, haben sie Tank! Tank! Tank! vermutlich verdrängt. Und das solltet ihr auch!
Gamer.no (Dec 04, 2012)
Det å spille Tank! Tank! Tank! føles ut som å kaste bort tid man kunne ha brukt til noe mye mer fornuftig. Det er gjennomkjedelig, uinspirert og slitsomt. Kanskje fungerer konseptet bedre i arkadehallene, men som konsollspill lykkes det kun med å skremme spillerne ut av stua.
Metro.co.uk (Dec 11, 2012)
A Fisher Price version of Earth Defense Force could have been fun, but this doesn’t even try to offer any lasting entertainment, let alone value for money.
NZGamer (Dec 17, 2012)
There are occasional moments that hint at the potential of the premise; a battle against giant robotic skyscrapers here, the collapse of a building under your unrelenting barrage there. With workable controls, this could have been a half-decent, low-priced download game. As it stands, however, it’s one of the worst games on the platform and one of the worst launch games on any system, ever. Avoid.
Jeuxvideo.com (Dec 07, 2012)
Brouillon, ennuyeux, daté, ce portage d'un titre issu des salles d'arcade nippones n'est pas vraiment ce qu'on appelle un indispensable. Un seul mode multijoueur est à sauver mais aura du mal à justifier la dépense. 40 euros pour jouer deux heures à incarner un singe géant contre ses potes, ça fait mal au compte en banque.
Gamekult (Nov 29, 2012)
A l'image de son titre, Tank ! Tank ! Tank ! est à la fois simpliste et répétitif. Proposant un gameplay sans intérêt, mal pensée en termes de progression, tirant trop peu parti des possibilités offertes par le GamePad, cette adaptation du jeu arcade éponyme est à fuir comme la peste. A cinq euros sur l'eShop, on aurait pu la tolérer, mais en l'état il nous est impossible de la conseiller à qui que ce soit. Les amateurs de gros insectes extra-terrestres devront donc prendre leur mal en patience, ou bien se tourneront vers le septième art afin de (re)voir Starship Troopers par exemple.
Eurogamer.de (Nov 30, 2012)
Leute, wenn ihr ein Spiel zu einem Trash-Thema macht, ist das super. Ich bin voll dafür. Panzer gegen Mecha-Gorilla, ihr hattet schon halb gewonnen. Auch das Spiel darf "Trash" sein, aber eben nicht "Müll". Tank! Tank! Tank! ist leider letzteres. Es ist ein billiges, kleines, teilweise sogar noch verbuggtes Mini-Game, das wohl gar nicht wusste, wie ihm geschah, als es sich plötzlich auf einer Disc wiederfand, die für Geld den Besitzer wechseln soll. Damit hatte es nicht gerechnet, dafür war es nicht bereit und jetzt schämt es sich sicher ein wenig dafür. Es darf sich trösten. Tank! Tank! Tank! wird schnell vergessen sein als einer der Schrott-Titel, die nun mal in die Startphase jeder neuen Technik zu gehören scheinen.
Gameblog.fr (Dec 11, 2012)
Sans la moindre profondeur, Tank! Tank! Tank! est un défouloir dans lequel vous n'aurez jamais besoin de réfléchir. Certains enfants pourront peut-être y trouver leur compte quelques heures mais les autres finiront par excécrer un gameplay répétitif à souhait et une architecture de jeu qui ne peut conduire qu'à l'ennui. Et au prix de 40€, l'obus risque d'être difficile à avaler alors je ne saurais trop vous recommander de dépenser vos deniers dans un autre jeu original de ce lancement. Au hasard, Nintendo Land si vous cherchez absolument à "partager" la Wii U entre amis...