North American cover art
|Mode(s)||Single-player, online multiplayer|
The game is played with the stylus, with players drawing paths on the touch screen for their tank to follow, dragging the stylus across the screen to rotate the camera, and tapping on enemy units to fire upon them. More than 20 different tanks and combat vehicles such as APCs or missile launchers are available to the player, each differing in speed, defense, firepower, and weapons. Players can also give commands to allied AI-controlled tanks.
Tank Beat received generally negative or mixed reviews. The gameplay mechanics have been cited to have a "hit or miss" feel, ranging from "great fun" to "old in about two seconds". GameRankings, a review aggregator site, currently rates Tank Beat at 53%.
A sequel titled Tank Beat 2 Gekitotsu! Deutsch-gun vs. Rengou-gun was released in Japan on November 29, 2007. It was released in North America on December 2, 2008 renamed Heavy Armor Brigade and published by UFO Interactive.
- Tank Beat Preview
- TGS 06: Tank Beat Hands-On
- TGS 2006: Tank Beat
- Gamespot Tank Beat review
- Game Rankings
- Heavy Armor Brigade GameFAQs page
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