Back in the Atari days, there was a little game called combat, in which two players battled each other with the use of tanks. Basically, it was a glorified pong type game, but it was awesome! I can remember playing with my little green army men and G.I. Joes (Yeah, I mixed the two together, don’t judge) and when it got to a point where they would battle, a friend and I would turn on Combat and battle it out in real time! Of course this was before Nintendo had a console and tin foil was still used as an antennae.
To me and my friends, Combat put me in the midst of the battle and my imagination complimented the bland graphics with powerful imagery. Sometimes I miss the simplicity of the graphics and how they forced me to use my imagination. Then a game like Tank! Tank! Tank! comes out.
Originally released as an arcade game, it was announced that Tank! Tank! Tank! would also be released for the Wii U. In the game, you control a Tank and try to save the world by destroying monsters and other players. You can play by yourself, as a team, or even against another team.
It is classified as am action simulator, but reminds me a bit of today’s FPS games, only with a lot more explosions and fun. It is advertised as a kids game, but I have a feeling that the kid in all of us will have just as much fun. I am not sure if this will be a game that produces sequels and spin offs, nonetheless it is still a game that I am excited to play.