Try to complete
as many missions as possible before your tank gets completly destroyed
by enemy fire. There is a short briefing before each mission, which outlines
the mission’s objectives, and gives warning as to the amount and type
of resistance you can expect to face.
During combat, you can check the top right hand corner of the screen for
your currrent mission completion criteria. Upon successfull completion
of a mission, you will be airlifted from the combat zone, and your tank
will be partialy repaired in preperation for the next level.
How to Play
Maneuvering your tank is very straightforward, use the arrow keys
to steer and drive the tank and the space bar to fire
your weapon. Your weapon will automatically reload itself after firing
a round. You can enhance you tank’s capabilites by collecting powerups
which will appear from time to time near destroyed enemy tanks. Powerups
appear as spining blue icons (and as blue dots on the radar), in the
form of wrenches, lasers, and shields. The radar is located in
the lower left hand corner of the screen. This enables you to locate
enemies and navigate around obstacles. The radar can be zoomed
in and out by pressing ‘w ‘and ‘q’ respectively.
In addition to the enemy’s main battle tanks, you can
also expect to encounter super tanks (which are very heavily armored
and require several hits to destroy), phantom tanks (which use a cloaking
device rendering them almost completly invisible to the human eye and
radar), and hover mines, which are often deployed in groups which silently
surround and home in on your tank (these are invisible to radar). Pay
close attention to your pre-mission briefings, as they can sometimes
provide you with vital clues as to the types of enemy units deployed
in the area.
Tips and Hints
Make use of the radar to avoid enemy shots that don’t appear in the
main view. There are many obstacles in some of the combat areas, use
them for cover. Take your target’s movement direction and speed into
account when aiming shots at them. Particularly for long range targets,
aiming towards their direction of movement will increase your chance
of a hit.
Action Games, Shooting