Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tank Hero Beta @ Android
4 out of 5
Strap into your very own battle tank and take out the enemy in a series of arenas in this overhead shooter.
Free beta release offering a short eight-level experience.
Bounce your shots off the walls of each arena to see the enemies explode into balls of OpenGL 3D-rendered graphics.
SIMILAR APPS IN THE MARKETPLACE:
Tank Recon 3D
Tank Ace 1944
Battle Tank (ALPHA)
Fans of Battlezone and its ilk will feel right at home in this top-down tank shooter. Strap into your brightly colored treaded nightmare and head into a series of eight battle arenas, each populated with a set of enemies to destroy.
Use your phone’s D-Pad (or its on screen replacement) to drive around, and tap the screen to fire. Don’t forget to ricochet your ordinance off the walls to catch your opponents unaware.
Rendered in high-quality, OpenGL 3D graphics, the tanks are a sight to behold, and the resulting explosions look just as they should. Be sure to take a peek at the Options and try the fixed camera type. You’ll get to see the entire playfield at one go, making maneuvering that much easier.
Offered as a free beta version, there’s lots to be excited about as the final production iteration is prepped for launch. Here’s hoping for an expanded menu of weaponry, multiplayer support, and more.
Read all of my Apple iPad and Google Android application reviews at Appolicious and Yahoo! Tech.