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The Amstrad CPC cover art.
Developer(s) SNK
Publisher(s) SNK
Ocean Software (computers)
Platform(s) Arcade, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64
Release 1985
Genre(s) Shoot-'em-up

TNK III (titled T.A.N.K. in Japan and on some computer releases) is a 1985 top-view shoot-'em-up arcade game by SNK. Versions for home computers were released by Ocean Software for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, and Amstrad CPC in 1987. A sequel was also released for the Nintendo Entertainment System titled Iron Tank. Both games feature the first appearance of Ralf Jones (AKA: Paul) predating his appearance in Ikari Warriors. This game also predates Ikari Warriors in its use of a rotary joystick.


The player commands a tank that can fire machine guns and cannons to destroy any opposition en route to the player's destination, passing enemy infantry, missiles, tanks, and gun emplacements on the way. Scattered around the game are power-ups that can be retrieved.[1]


The Commodore 64 version of the game was reviewed in 1988 in Dragon #135 by Hartley, Patricia, and Kirk Lesser in "The Role of Computers" column. The reviewers gave the game 3 out of 5 stars.[1]


  1. ^ a b Lesser, Hartley; Lesser, Patricia; Lesser, Kirk (July 1988). "The Role of Computers". Dragon (135): 82–89. 

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