But then some people will still try to beat every level, and a four would be decieving for them. Perhaps some devs were just behind, or afraid to take that step away from their comfortable classics, and that definitely isn't a bad thing! We get two modes: one and two player. Well, battle city has done nothing to take away from that experience, so all of you fans of 8 bit warfare and explosions, jump on board, and be prepared for one very interesting ride. Now for my favorite part! Battle City is an interesting blend of action, strategy, and puzzle, with a hint of shooter mixed in. Highlights: -Hummmm hum hum hum Yeah, motor noises actually made the highlight list for the sounds. Let's see how Battle City stands up against the competition of the fledgling game industry.
You start the game with a basic tank, which you can power up to better one little by little. A level is completed when the player destroys all 20 enemy tanks, but the game ends if the player's base is destroyed or the player loses all available lives. Battle City Review by: - 6. Still, what we do have is good enough. The goal is simply to have fun and get the highest score that you can. Then, press and hold Right on the 1st controller and press the B button 12 times on the 2nd controller. Don't come here looking for any.
I could personally spend a good hour editing my own level, and then I to get to play on it and see if it plays like I imagined it would or not. The tiny little explosions are fun, and quite honestly, I enjoy them a lot. Sadly, the graphics here are less than impressive. This, in my book, more than makes up for the lack of variation in the different level designs. I know I'll be coming back for more soon.
When you have destroyed 20 enemy tanks you advance to the next level with different layout. The enemy tanks attempt to destroy the player's base represented on the map as a bird, eagle or Phoenix , as well as the human tank itself. Then I started to give it a four, because, even though it's just about high scores, some levels are a bit challenging. The sprites are rather crude, but you can tell what they're supposed to be, without any trouble, so the lack of detail doesn't mess with the game in any way, it just makes it less appealing visually. And while Bubble Bobble and Battle City were later releases, they still had that feel. It's stupid simple: drive a tank, shoot things, stay alive, protect your base. So bomberman on steroids, pretty much, but this time it comes with a level editor, and two modes.
So after a while of arguing with myself openly, and trying to convince the nice men with the white coat, that my neighbors called on me when they saw me nearly shove myself to the ground during said argument, that I didn't need to go with them, I finally agreed with myself that a five would be a good compromise. Stage Select When you start the game and the screen with 'Stage 1' shows up, please do the following. In any case, it can't be denied that there's something awesome about getting to control a virtual tank, and blast away at enemies and buildings, like a maniac. The player, controlling a tank, must destroy enemy tanks in each level, which enter the playfield from the top of the screen. And so here we are with a review. The game includes a construction mode, so you can make your own levels when you have played through all the 35 original levels.
Graphics 4 Sound 4 Addictive 8 Depth 10 Difficulty 5 Destroy different enemy tanks, while trying to keep them away from your base. The explosions are about average, but the motor sounds are great. While Battle City offers us next to nothing worth mentioning by way of graphics, sound, or story, it does offer us plenty of depth, addictiveness, and what really matters: fun. Highlights: -Stupid simple gameplay, yet plenty of challenge if you want it. So while you may not play it for long periods of time, you will have plenty to come back to with Battle City.
Stage Select Press A and B to choose any stage you want. We also have a total of thirty-five levels to play through. I've been waiting for this part a lot longer than I had anticipated before this review started. Unfortunately, they aren't that great either, and much better effects were done by games of it's time. The game was later released for the Game Boy and was included in the Japanese version of Star Fox: Assault.
It is a port of the arcade game Tank Battalion with additional features including two player simultaneous play, and an edit feature, both explained later. The level designs are nice later on in the game, even though they are obviously only new tiles filling up the little box that all of the game takes place in. Finally, press Start on controller 1 to see the secret message. It reminds me a little of Bomberman, only with tanks. Ah, now we finally get to praise the game for it's strengths! Man, you just have to love a game that puts you behind the wheel of a tank, assuming tanks have steering wheels. Note that this is the only moment you can perform the cheat, you can't do it afterwards. A small thing, but it actually makes a big difference, especially if we're going to be hearing nothing but motor sounds only interrupted by the occasional 8 bit explosion.
The game is still fun, even if it is a little behind it's time. I will say that the tree? So now for judgement time, I suppose. By that, I mean that you can easily tell that it was coming out of an era dominated by one-level games, and developers seemed to still be getting their bearings in the new systems market, and learning to expand beyond the comfort zone of Pac-Man and Space Invader-esque games. So should you try Battle City? The gameply controls are simple: D-pad to move, A button Not A key to fire. That's right, this game is fun despite it's flaws, and in the end, isn't that really what matters in any game? There's a level editor mode! Yes, you read that right, you can actually make your own level, using those tiles we discussed earlier. In each level there's some obstacles which you can use to your advantage.