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Tank Attack

DOS - 1990

Also available on: Amiga - Amstrad CPC - BBC Micro - Commodore 64 - Electron - ZX Spectrum

Year 1990
Platform DOS
Released in United Kingdom
Genre Strategy
Theme Board / Party Game, Turn-based
Publisher CDS Software Ltd
Developer IQ Games
Dosbox support Supported on 0.63
3.86 / 5 - 7 votes

Description of Tank Attack

A good PC conversion of a fun "light" boardgame-style tank simulation for the BBC Micro and Amiga computers. Your goal is simple: annihilate up to 3 other players in a tanks-only strategic warfare. The graphics are nothing special, but as always, it's the gameplay that counts ;)

The rules in this turn-based underdog are quite simple: you are alloted a given number of points for each turn, with a few options to spend them on. These commands range from telling your tanks which enemy to attack (opposing tanks or headquarters), repair the tank, or rebuild the depot. Battles are briefly animated and results displayed, and a game could be over in merely a few hours.

Despite the limited gameplay, Tank Attack is still a lot of fun-- similar to Infogrames' Nuclear War, it evokes the simple charm of board games that many old-timers can identify with ;) Worth a look, but don't expect a realistic or complex simulation.

Review By HOTUD

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Syncriel 2023-03-14 1 point ZX Spectrum version

A nice hybrid micro / board game. The game is played by 2-4 players and can either be co-op of individual. Rules of play are presented in the manual provided, and turns are inputted into the spectrum which in turn calculates outcomes and keeps track of what peices are in play.

Some nice hidden roll tables take into account the weather and morale. A decent game and fun for multiplayers. Never played it back when it came out, but bought a version on eBay to play with friends. Give it a go, its not as in-depth as most battle table tops but you can invent rules to make it more complicated, or quicker, there are some suggestions provided.

I would recommend.

Trusteft 2022-10-28 2 points

This is not a normal game.

You need the "board game" to play with it, else it makes no sense. The results are always the same. The "game" is nothing but visual confirmation of the action on the board game which you need to have to play the game.
There is no A.I. but also if you have 3 other humans to play, it still doesn't make sense unless you have the board game. This is not a normal video game. Just a warning.

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