Day 1012: Blocks and Tanks

Posted: 2013/08/18 in Indie Games

Here’s a game that reminds me of Rockstar classic “Wild Metal”, which I played and loved on the Dreamcast (I think it may have also had a Windows PC release). Except now you can build the map, and destroy it out from under other people. The game has eight maps, and every player traverses them in a tank. You can shoot distant targets with your main cannon, attack close enemies with your machine gun, or use your block deploying weapon to shoot blocks in the way of an opponent’s tank. The gameplay is quite different than any vehicular combat game I’ve played before. It’s insanely good value for 80 Microsoft Points, I would have easily paid 240 or 400 MSP for it, and the developer has been providing after-sales updates to quash bugs and improve stability. Online play for up to 8 players is also available.

It comes to us from Maximinus, who previously brought us “Avatar Monster Truck”, “8 Ball Champion LIVE”, “9 Ball Champion LIVE”, “27 Ball Funky Pool”, “Red Tie Miner” (and it’s sequels “Red Tie Miner Zombie 2” and “Red Tie Miner Zombie 3”), “Dirt Track Racer”, “Missile Escape”, or “Cosmic Caverns”, and “21 Ball Snooker Champion”. Dang.

I recommend you go check out “Blocks and Tanks” now.

Here’s what the developer (Maximinus) has to say about the game:

“Online deathmatch with avatars and tanks, up to 8 players! Use your big gun to explode the blocky world, or build anti-tank obstacles. Features bots for offline training.”

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