Panzer Tactics DS
|Panzer Tactics DS|
|Developer(s)||Sproing Interactive Media|
|Mode(s)||Single player, 1-4 Multiplayer|
Panzer Tactics DS is a turn-based tactical video game for the Nintendo DS developed by Sproing Interactive Media. It was released in North America on November 7, 2007. On March 6 2014, bitComposer Games announced Panzer Tactics HD, the official HD remake for PC and iPad. The HD version was released on May 22, 2014.
Panzer Tactics DS is set in World War II. The game includes three campaigns: German, Russian, and Allied, with 10 missions plus one bonus mission each. In addition to single player, the DS version also has Nintendo Wi-fi Connection, wireless, and hotseat multiplayer.
Completing optional mission objectives unlocks bonus missions and other tactical enhancements. The game includes over 20 special attacks and 150 land, sea, and air units. There are 10 multiplayer maps of various sizes played over 14 different types of terrain. Different battle animations for all units and a wide range of special effects, explosions, and weather effects are displayed.
The Nintendo Wi-fi Connection and wireless multiplayer allow for up to four players per game, while hotseat mode allows two players on the same Nintendo DS. An online ladder system tracks high scores.
Panzer Tactics DS received mixed reviews overall. IGN praised the single player campaigns, but criticized the multiplayer modes. Game Revolution also praised the single player mode, calling it a "deep, rewarding experience", while saying that the game had "awkward mutliplayer issues." Review aggregator sites Metacritic and GameRankings rate Panzer Tactics DS at 67/100 and 70% respectively.