Tank Battalion is a multi-directional shooter
arcade game that was released by Namco in 1980. It was the only game
from the company to use a Motorola M6502 microprocessor (run at 1
MHz), and did not do very well in the arcades given that it was
out-shone by Namco's own Pac-Man. The game was ported to the MSX 8-bit computer
under its original name, and was also later ported to the Japanese
Famicom (with a corresponding Vs. System arcade
game) and the Game Boy. Since new features like better
animation and new variety (like different terrain, powerups and
different types of tanks) was added, these versions were retitled
Battle City. A
sequel named Tank
Force was released in 1991, which allowed up to four players to play
The cocktail arcade cabinet.
The first round of the game.
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