Battle City

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Battle City
Basic Information
Video Game
Namco, Namco Bandai, Nova Games Ltd.
Namco, Nova Games Ltd., Namco Bandai
Family Computer and Game Boy
Virtual Console
Retail Features
Play Information
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
Family Computer
September 91985[1]
Game Boy
August 91991[2]
Wii Virtual Console
September 42007[3]
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Battle City was one of the classic games, meaning it had only screen that didn't scroll. The player would control a tank and protect his/her base against a number of other tanks.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The whole level is covered in bricks and other objects. Bricks could be shot away, and were the only thing to protect the base when the player's tank was elsewhere. There was also forest, which covered the tanks that entered, making them hard to see.

Often, a flashing tank would spawn in. Destroying it would cause a bonus item to appear, for example a time-stopping clock.

Battle City included a built-in editor.

When playing cooperatively shooting other player makes player's tank immobile for a while but they can still shoot.[4]



Speedy Tank

Power Tank

Armor Tank

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