3D Tanx

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3D Tanx
Cover from the dk'tronics original release
Developer(s) Don Priestley
Publisher(s) dk'tronics
Platform(s) ZX Spectrum, C64, BBC Micro
Release date(s) 1982
Genre(s) Shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single Player

3D Tanx is a shoot 'em up video game written by Don Priestley and published by dk'tronics in 1982 for the ZX Spectrum,[1] C64[2] and BBC Micro.


The aim of the game is to shoot tanks moving across a bridge, shown in the distance into the screen. The player aims a gun turret by adjusting its rotation and elevation, this being the '3D' aspect of the game. Skill and timing is required to strike the tanks.[3]

Critical reaction[edit]

CRASH magazine highlighted the good (for the time) graphics and sound.[4]


  1. ^ "3D Tanx". World of Spectrum. 
  2. ^ "3D Tanx". Lemon64. 
  3. ^ "3D Tanx review". Sinclair User (14). 
  4. ^ "3D Tanx review". CRASH (3).