Tank Beat

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Tank Beat
Tank Beat
North American cover art
Developer(s) Milestone Inc.
Publisher(s)
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release date(s)
  • JP November 30, 2006
  • NA May 29, 2007
  • EU October 5, 2007
  • AUS October 25, 2007
Genre(s) Artillery/Strategy
Mode(s) Single-player, online multiplayer

Tank Beat (タンクビート?), known in PAL regions as Tank Battles, is an artillery/strategy game for the Nintendo DS that was developed by Milestone Inc.

Overview[edit]

In Tank Beat players take control of Vill Katjue, a rookie tank driver lost in the chaos of an invasion. The game features 24 missions as well as skirmish modes.[1]

The game is played with the stylus, with players drawing paths on the touch screen for their tank to follow, dragging the stylus across the screen to rotate the camera, and tapping on enemy units to fire upon them. More than 20 different tanks and combat vehicles such as APCs or missile launchers are available to the player, each differing in speed, defense, firepower, and weapons.[2] Players can also give commands to allied AI-controlled tanks.

The game also supports two to four-player wireless play, and online games through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.[3]

Reception[edit]

Tank Beat received generally negative or mixed reviews. The gameplay mechanics have been cited to have a "hit or miss" feel, ranging from "great fun" to "old in about two seconds".[4] Game Rankings, a review aggregator site, currently rates Tank Beat at 53%.[5]

Sequel[edit]

A sequel titled Tank Beat 2 Gekitotsu! Deutsch-gun vs. Rengou-gun was released in Japan on November 29, 2007. It was released in North America on December 2, 2008 renamed Heavy Armor Brigade and published by UFO Interactive.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tank Beat Preview
  2. ^ TGS 06: Tank Beat Hands-On
  3. ^ TGS 2006: Tank Beat
  4. ^ Gamespot Tank Beat review
  5. ^ Game Rankings
  6. ^ Heavy Armor Brigade GameFAQs page

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