Tank Battalion (Japanese: タンクバタリアン Hepburn: Tanku Batarian) is a multi-directional shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 1980. The only direct home conversion is for the MSX, and in 1985 a similar game release is Battle City for the Family Computer. Tank Battalion received a sequel called Tank Force, for arcades in 1991.
|Platform(s)||Arcade, MSX, VIC-20|
|Mode(s)||Up to 2 players, alternating turns|
|Cabinet||Upright, cabaret, and cocktail|
|Arcade system||Namco Warp & Warp|
|CPU||1× MOS 6502 @ 1 MHz|
|Display||Vertical orientation, Raster, 224 × 256 resolution|
The player, controlling a tank, must destroy twenty enemy tanks in each round, which enter the playfield from the top of the screen. The enemy tanks attempt to destroy the player's base (represented on the map as an eagle) as well as the player tank itself. A round is cleared when the player destroys all twenty enemy tanks, but the game ends if the player's base is destroyed or he runs out of lives.