If you only judged Laser Tank by its primitive graphics, you might not guess it offers a large number of daunting challenges. To win each level, you must figure out how to use the objects on the board to get around obstacles and eventually capture the flag. For example, to safely cross a river, you might have to first destroy the enemy tanks by ricocheting your shots off of mirrors, then make a bridge by moving blocks. Even when we set the game to its easiest difficulty mode, it took us several tries to pass some of the levels we tried, and in those cases, we usually had to get a hint from the computer. And since the game includes more than 2,000 puzzles and a level editor, Laser Tank is likely to keep you plenty busy. However, if high-end graphics and sound effects are a priority, you should keep searching, as the game looks quite outdated. Changing the overall graphical theme helps a little but certainly doesn't do wonders for Laser Tank's appearance. Nevertheless, since the game is free, we think it makes a good long-term pick for those who want a little brainteaser every once in a while.
What's new in version 4.1
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedFebruary 19, 2002
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
LaserTank is an extremely addictive game where you play a tank that must pass through obstacles to reach a flag. Whether you are a puzzle genius or a newcomer to logic games, LaserTank has something for everybody. It also comes with a free level editor, so you can create levels of your own that may be added to the next version of the game.