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Pocket Tanks

By BlitWise Productions Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Taking a page from the popular Worms series, this well-designed game puts a rocket in your pocket so you can take out other enemy tanks. While the game is enjoyable, however, it doesn't hold up in terms of design against other similar games. The game menu is too clever, for one. Each time you select a menu option, your choice "animates" and flies across the program window. This process takes so long, however, that during testing we got bored. Overall the program window is well designed, with large, easy-to-read buttons. Unlike Worms, there is no voice-over during the action, which we missed. That said, the background music is very entertaining. To play, select a weapon in turn with your opponent, choose the angle of your shot and how powerful you want the shot to be, and the fire away. The simplistic graphics don't necessarily take away from the enjoyment, yet there's no option to play online or over a LAN, just against another player on the same machine in a "hot-seat" situation. If you like Worms, this game may appeal, but it's not at the top of the list.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3

General

Release November 8, 2008
Date Added September 28, 2007
Version 1.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,392,759
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

If you like games such as Warheads SE and Worms Armageddon, you will have a blast with this game. Pocket Tanks is designed to be the fastest game of artillery you'll ever play, with all the excitement of lobbing projectiles over a mound of dirt without the complicated details found in most artillery games. Select your angle and power, then fire a very unique arsenal of weapons at your opponent. Games are won based on points for good aiming. It is fun for the whole family. Version 1.3 includes LAN Game support, for playing a game on two separate computers through a local area network.