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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 Stage 4 is a tribute to the little critters Hobblins from another Namco game Libble Rabble
Battle City NES Skull level
Battle City Arcade Action (Vs. Battle City)
Battle City Sharp X1 Game Over screen

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

2-player game at its finest NES Ivan Obretenov (33)

Critic Reviews

Retroage NES Oct 12, 2013 9.7 out of 10 97 NES Feb, 2011 B+ 83


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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.).
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