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Garry Kitchen's Super Battletank: War in the Gulf

aka: Super Battletank


In February 1991, The United States of America sent troops into Kuwait and fought in armed combat against the forces of Iraq. Operation Desert Storm featured many different types of units including mobile armor. The M1 Abrams tank division is deployed in a variety of missions to destroy marked Iraqi targets.

Super Battletank: War in the Gulf is a 1st person tank simulation. Players sit in the cockpit of a M1 Abrams tank. Controls allow the player to accelerate forward, decelerate, rotate the tank's trajectory left and right, move the tank's cannon left and right, fire the weapon and check the map. The goal of the player is to travel to the location of enemy targets, line them up with the Abrams cannon and fire upon them until destroyed. Each mission covers a large area of land and the player will need to consult the real-time map to travel appropriately to target locations. The M1 Abrams tank also features 2 special weapons: The laser which is more powerful than regular cannon, and the smoke screen which allows the player to escape.


  • スーパーバトルタンク - Japanese spelling

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Credits (SNES version)

15 People (9 developers, 6 thanks)

Designed by
Programmed by
Graphics by
Audio Director
Music by
Additional Design
Audio Drivers by
  • Bitmasters
Special Thanks to
Dedicated to
  • The Brave Men and Women who took part in Operation Desert Storm
Package and Manual Design by
Instruction Manual by
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References to the game

In the 1992 movie "Toys", the game that General Leland Zevo stops to play at the arcade contains many graphical similarities to Garry Kitchen's Super Battletank: War in the Gulf (which was never released as an arcade game), though customized to apply to the plot of the movie (for instance Super Battletank does not contain any UN Aid Trucks, or even a score counter). It's interesting to note too that Super Battletank's publisher, Absolute Entertainment was also involved in the videogame adaptations of that same movie, Toys.

Related Games

Super Battletank 2
Released 1994 on SNES
War in the Gulf
Released 1993 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST
Battletank L.O.B.A.
Released 2015 on Windows
Garry Kitchen's Battletank
Released 1990 on NES
Gulf War-II
Released 1991 on Arcade
Crisis in the Gulf
Released 2010 on Xbox 360
Gulf Strike
Released 1986 on Apple II, DOS, Commodore 64
Gulf. Storm
Released 1991 on Arcade
Gulf War: Operation Desert Hammer
Released 1999 on Windows

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  • MobyGames ID: 31178


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Shoddyan.

Game Gear added by chirinea. Game Boy added by Big John WV.

Additional contributors: Alaka, Rik Hideto, 64er.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.