Tank Hero – Review – Blast your way to victory
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Clapfoot Inc
Version #: 1.1
Date Released: 2012-02-26
Developer: Clapfoot Inc
Price: 0.99User Rating:
Remember the old Battle City games on the Nintendo Gameboy a generation ago? Tank Hero brings a similar concept but with 3D modeled graphics plus a larger variety of weapons and tanks and shooting is made much easier too.
Controls are easy, but not easy to master. That default controls have directions handled with the D-pad on the left of the screen, but the firings of blasts are controlled by tapping anywhere on the screen where the direction of the shot will correspond to the place tapped. The type of blasts can be changed with a bullet icon placed awkwardly on the top left corner. I would have preferred it to be on the bottom right corner, which would make switching a lot easier. The navigation system is simple to grasp, but the super small size of the D-pad adds an additional level of difficulty to it because an accidental tap beyond the tiny circle can result in you firing (and wasting) a shot. Other control options include having two D-pads to control directions of movement and firing as well as a swipe plus tap system.
You get unlimited rounds of ammunition in the game, but a significant bit on how your points are calculated depends on your accuracy as well. That means you cannot just waste your shots by spraying bullets randomly at every thing you see. In order words, you have to try and aim for a one shot one kill streak to get a perfect score.
Graphics wise, Tank Hero reminds me of those 3D clay modeling animation styles. For a tank blaster game, it really fits perfectly and makes this game stand out from the rest. The game also includes what appear to be really simple mazes in various stages to separate you from enemy tanks. This draws similarities to the Battle City games of old where tanks had to navigate through mazes of bricks to get to their enemies.
Tank Hero allows you a choice of 6 different weapons and features 6 different types of opponents to beat. With 120 levels, the game is not set to bore quickly and provides many hours of fun and excitement. At $0.99, this is definitely worth that one dollar. Of course, you may also want to check out the lite version of the app before deciding if you want to move on to the full version.
Would I Buy Again:Yes.
Learning Curve:Simple, but controls can be quite tricky.
Who Is It For:Anyone who loves blasting enemies to pieces.
What I Like:The animation style.
What I Don't Like:The small D-pad.
Final Statement:Boom boom pow!
Fast paced 3D tank action on your iPhone. Take out your enemies with cannons, heat seekers, grenades, and howitzers. Battle against cunning enemies and become the Tank Hero!
Played by over 5 million users around the world, Tank Hero is now available for iOS devices with new and improved graphics and gameplay.
* OpenGL 3D graphics with realtime shadows and dynamic lighting
* 120 levels spanning two worlds
* 3 game modes: Campaign, Survival, and Time Trial
* 6 weapons to choose from
* 6 types of AI tanks to fight against
* 3 control schemes to match your gaming style
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NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE FOLLOWING IOS DEVICES:
- 1st or 2nd generation IPod Touch
- Original 1st generation iPhone
- iPhone 3G
Made in Canada.
Article By Eng Wei Jie
A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.
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