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Identify a old computer tanks game.
August 22, 2009 3:30 PM   Subscribe

What computer tank game did I used to play?

In elementary school we played a tank computer game. From what I can remember:
- We played it sometime between 1994-96. So it was probably released in 1995 or earlier.
- I'm fairly certain that game was on a floppy disk.
- There's a good chance that it was a DOS game.

Game play:
* The game showed a bird's eye view of the levels.*
- When the tank earned an upgrade it could shoot multiple missiles.
posted by mtphoto to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
 
Panzer General?
posted by The Light Fantastic at 3:35 PM on August 22, 2009


Scorched Earth? Awesome game.
There is a newer version here
posted by blackout at 3:58 PM on August 22, 2009


Are you thinking of Bolo?
posted by Maximian at 3:58 PM on August 22, 2009


It sounds a bit like Fire Power, although I'm not sure about the upgrade part. Maybe one of the sequels?
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 4:07 PM on August 22, 2009


To be more specific, the game had an aerial view. It might have had something to do with the future.
posted by mtphoto at 4:45 PM on August 22, 2009


Doesn't sound familiar, maybe see if any of these ring a bell?
posted by CarolynG at 5:12 PM on August 22, 2009


There was an old arcade game I used to like called Assault which sounds similar to me.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 9:49 PM on August 22, 2009


Spectre (a Battlezone clone) had two views; one was 3D and the other was an overhead, IIRC.

I can't remember any of the upgrades, but if you pull up some screenshots you may be able to rule it in or out quickly; it had very distinctive vector-style graphics.
posted by Kadin2048 at 10:07 PM on August 22, 2009


I remember the game looking similar to Assault, but I think the game had 'tank' in the title. Maybe it wasn't a DOS game, but I remember us playing it on some type of computer because we used a keyboard.
posted by mtphoto at 1:08 AM on August 23, 2009


The Mobygames search feature is awesome, check these out: http://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/tank/dos/action/top-down/
posted by Authorized User at 2:01 AM on August 23, 2009


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