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Armor Ambush (aka Armor Battle) is a two player game, where each player is in command of two tanks (one at a time), and they must try to destroy each other.

The battlefields constantly change, so no battle is ever the same. Tanks move at average speed on grass, fast on roads, slow through trees, and slowest through water.

Tanks will explode after three direct hits. The Harder game mode adds ricochet shots.


Armor Battle Intellivision A game in progress
Armor Battle Intellivision Title screen
Armor Battle Intellivision Just blew up a tank
Armor Battle Atari 2600 The blue tank going in for the kill...

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Alternate Titles

  • "Armor Ambush" -- Atari 2600 Title

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Mar 17, 2001 B+ 83
Woodgrain Wonderland Atari 2600 Sep 23, 2016 B- 67
neXGam Intellivision Jul 27, 2012 6.1 out of 10 61
All Game Guide Intellivision 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Game Freaks 365 Atari 2600 Jan, 2009 4 out of 10 40
The Video Game Critic Intellivision Sep 22, 2002 D 25
Video Intellivision Jul, 1980 Unscored Unscored


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Production Notes

This game was used when the Intellivision was test marketed in 1979, it sold over 700,000 copies.
The developer, Chris Kingsley, wanted to call the game "Tanks-A-Lot".
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