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North American Nintendo 64 cover art
Developer(s)The 3DO Company
Lucky Chicken Games (GBC)
Publisher(s)The 3DO Company
Designer(s)Michael Mendheim
Platform(s)Nintendo 64
Game Boy Color
ReleaseNintendo 64
  • NA: December 31, 1998
Game Boy Color
  • NA: March 2000
  • EU: 2000

BattleTanx is a 1998 action game released for the Nintendo 64, produced by The 3DO Company. The game was followed by a 1999 sequel, titled BattleTanx: Global Assault.


In 2001, a virus has killed 99.99% of the females on Earth. Various countries fight over each other's quarantine zones, and end up engaging in nuclear war, destroying much of civilization. The few remaining females (called Queenlords) are held by gangs who have taken over small pieces of the world. The main character, Griffin Spade, had his fiancee Madison taken away from Queens, New York by the U.S. Government. Griffin ends up separated from his fiancee, and New York City is destroyed. He claims a tank for his own and sets out to cross the United States to find her, battling gangs as he reaches his goal. After surviving the ruins of New York City, Griffin heads westward gaining recruits in the countryside, Chicago, Las Vegas, and San Francisco.


There are three tanks in the game for the player to choose from. The player can choose between a Moto Tank, M1A1 Abrams MBT, or the Goliath. There are 17 levels to complete in order to finish the single player game, all of which are filled with enemy tanks. Each level is located in a specific place in the United States, such as New York City, Chicago, Las Vegas, and San Francisco. The game features destructible environments, and in some cases, interactive environments.

In the game's multiplayer mode, players can battle with up to 4 players simultaneously. There are four different multiplayer configurations; Battlelord mode (equivalent to capture the flag), Deathmatch, Family Mode, and Annihilation.

  • Battlelord Capture the opponent's Queenlords.
  • Deathmatch The first to seven kills win.
  • Family Mode Deathmatch, but ammo cannot be switched, only used up.
  • Tank wars provides each competitor with five tanks, last survivor wins.


The first three levels all take place in New York City and involve the suburb of Queens, Queens Midtown Tunnel, and Times Square. The Chicago stage takes place in Lake Shore Drive and State Street. The Las Vegas stage takes place on the world-famous Fremont Street. The San Francisco stages take place on the Golden Gate Bridge, The Wharf, and the fictional Q-Zone.


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