BattleTanx: Global Assault

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BattleTanx: Global Assault
BattleTanx - Global Assault.jpg
North American Nintendo 64 cover art
Developer(s)The 3DO Company
Publisher(s)The 3DO Company
Platform(s)Nintendo 64, PlayStation
ReleaseNintendo 64
  • NA: August 31, 1999
  • EU: April 2000
  • NA: February 29, 2000
  • EU: June 30, 2000
Mode(s)Single player, multiplayer

BattleTanx: Global Assault is an action game developed and published by The 3DO Company for the Nintendo 64 and PlayStation, in which players control futuristic tanks in a post-apocalyptic scenario. It is a sequel to the Nintendo 64 game BattleTanx, which utilized the same method of game play. Although it earned relatively positive reviews from critics,[1][2] 3DO went bankrupt before another sequel could be released.[3]


Players take control of different gangs, each using up to five different types of tanks. Most of the tanks can activate special abilities with the left and right C-buttons.

Multiplayer allows players to play in almost all of the maps from campaign mode, as well as some which are exclusive to multiplayer. The maps usually are based on known landmarks and locations in the United States or Europe, such as Route 66, the White House, the British Houses of Parliament, and the Eiffel Tower.


On January 13, 2006, the evil Queenlord Cassandra is spying on Griffin Spade's family and orders her troops to kidnap Griffin's son Brandon and kill everyone else. Griffin and his army manage to push back the invaders, but Cassandra soon turns the tables by mind-controlling Griffin's own army. Griffin and Madison manage to escape San Francisco and begin chasing Cassandra across the United States, eventually cornering her in Washington. Cassandra, however, escapes with Brandon to the United Kingdom; Griffin and Madison follow. They build a new army in Europe and chase her through England, France and Germany.

While in Paris, they discover Cassandra released the virus in 2001 to kill every female on Earth who did not have the power of the Edge. In Berlin, Griffin finally rescues Brandon. They make it back to San Francisco and push back another invasion by the Storm Ravens, and finally corner and defeat Cassandra on Alcatraz Island. The story ends with a cliffhanger, as an unidentified magician finds Cassandra's body and speaks of a "chosen one" as he resurrects her.


The Nintendo 64 version received mostly positive reviews, with IGN giving it an 8.2/10,[1] and GameSpot granting the game a 7.2/10.[2] The PlayStation port, on the other hand, was critically panned, with IGN giving it a 4.5/10,[4] and GameSpot a 5.5/10.[5]

Doug Trueman reviewed the Nintendo 64 version of the game for Next Generation, rating it three stars out of five, and stated that "Players looking for mass destruction will enjoy this title, but gamers looking for more realistically paced action and strategy should wait until Tokyo Wars hits Dreamcast."[6]


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  6. ^ Trueman, Doug (December 1999). "Finals". Next Generation. Vol. 2 no. 4. Imagine Media. p. 107.

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