For the young ones, there was once a cult in days of the debut of computer games that followed a game so religiously, that people swore by it. And for the old ones, I’m talking hours of unending play with your tank defending your eagle. Seems familiar..eh?
Well I’m talking about the classic epitome of luxury and patience, and how fast you could punch the buttons and kill’em all. You guessed it old ones, I’m referring to Battle City. And Astraware has neatly presented the classic timeless into a really good contemporary sis file. My Little Tank.
My Little Tank is a neatly done title comprising of, yes, one my little tank which has to take on the enemy tanks spanned throughout the realms of jungles, deserts, seas and snowcapped geography:
You can choose your tank from a span of VIBGYOR colors, the only thing is that you have a purple and pink color in place of violet and Indigo. So that practically makes it PPBGYOR. And yes, the tank doesn’t seem to move on its tyres and belts, it seems to crawl, just like if God had provided it with legs, and its real fun to watch it like moving like that.
The only thing that’s a pain in the neck is that the directional moving controls are mapped to the d-pad only, except the fire key which can be mapped as per wish. I couldn’t get it mapped to the number keys, which kind of creates nuisance while playing. If Astraware can release an update that can utilize the number keys, then no one is going to stop me from finishing it (actually, my thumb got sore from using the d-pad only).
You get 80 levels of fragging action, 6 power-ups (you don’t want to miss them, they can cost you your life in the advance levels) and 5 different types of enemy tanks plus destroyable scenery (yaaayyyyy). Total mayhem guaranteed.
There is one catch though, the shells move rather slowly. So have ample time to avoid them and also perfect your aim by shooting to a spot to where an enemy tank is approaching, and kaboom kaboom.
In the nutshell, My Little Tank is a game that would keep you addicted for hours and hours (until you finish it) and you would definitely like to revisit it whenever you want to indulge in some chaotic action comprising of fragging your enemy and at times defending your base (Pentagon, literally).
My score 3.5 stars out of 5. Find out more via the URL below: