Pocket Tanks Deluxe is an artillery game that's easy to learn and difficult to master. Available from iTunes, Pocket Tanks Deluxe is a free download, but additional add-on packs with various capabilities are sold for 99 cents each for those aficionados who want to extend their gameplay.
The Pocket Tanks Deluxe graphics are pretty simple, but they work in the context of the game. You're presented with a few simple controls for angling your artillery, then you lob shells at the enemy, trying to wipe them out before they get to their targets. You can clobber them directly, or get indirect and bury them in mud and dirt. There's an assortment of weaponry -- 100 different pieces, in fact, each with different characteristics for you to master. You can move your pieces around the map to get the best angle, and use the bouncy ground to skip shells where you need them. While rudimentary in both appearance and gameplay, this can be an addictive game for those who like challenges.
We expected to get tired of Pocket Tanks Deluxe quickly, but that didn't happen. Even when we put it away, we wanted one more round. Despite its seemingly simple rules and goals, you'll probably find yourself returning to Pocket Tanks Deluxe over and over.
From BlitWise Productions:
"The Ultimate One-on-One Artillery Game" Now with cross-platform WiFi and Online Play!Pocket Tanks is the fast-paced artillery game that is simple to learn, and fun to master. The perfect quick game for friends and family, you'll find yourself hooked for hours of play! Bury your opponent in a mound of dirt, or assail him with a barrage of bullets. Visit the Weapon Shop before battle to arm yourself for the struggle, or try the Target Practice mode to learn all the weapons and the best tactics to win.Experience the thrill of launching volley after volley of powerful and fun weapons across the battlefield, using very simple controls. Select your angle, power, and FIRE! Your arsenal of unique and useful weapons includes: Napalm, Firecracker, Skipper, Cruiser, Dirt Mover, and dozens more! This is the light-hearted game of heavy artillery for everyone.-----------------------------------Features:- Large scrolling battlefields- Universal app; looks great on iPhone or iPad- WiFi, real-time matches on a local network- Online, turn based play. Battle your friends around the world at your own pace.Deluxe Adds:- 100 exciting new weapons (140 total with all free packs)- Jump Jets for moving your tank around- Bouncy Dirt for creating reflective terrain- Digger for tunneling your tank underground- Support for weapon expansion packs, both paid and FREE!Plus...Mud PieCannon BallFission BombPopcornMega CruiserPillow FightHot FootVolcanoPedestalLightning StrikeGravity WellFunnelSnowballsCollide-o-scopeSide KickNanobotsWarp GateAnd a whole lot more!-----------------------------------Note from the author: I have been writing artillery games since 1993. I created Pocket Tanks in 2001, and thanks to the many loyal fans, it is still in active development to this very day. Please join me in my quest to make Pocket Tanks a classic artillery game that stands the test of time. Thanks to all who have supported BlitWise over the years. -Michael P. Welch Author of DX-Ball & Scorched TanksMillions of downloads, over a decade of fun!For the PC/Mac versions visit:www.blitwise.com