Feb 28, 2017
We’ve been keeping an eye on Terra Tank, and now that it’s been officially unleashed on Google Play, we got our hands on it.
Terra Tank does a good job of creating a visual pop. It makes use of several different backgrounds, and the animations manage to be relatively smooth. Flashes of color are especially potent, and these deliberate touches allow the gameplay to really come forth.
The action is taken in in top-down perspective, which allows the player to absorb the action in landscape orientation.
In practice, the game is quite easy to enjoy and get into. As noted, you control a terrestrial tank, and the core idea is to take on enemies that are approaching with hostile intentions. Additionally, the secondary goal is to pick up enough goodies to refuel the ship so as to be able to fly away.
To play, one needs to get acquainted with the controls. Two main ones rule the roost: a movement button and a directional shooting button; both are virtual in nature. Now, used in conjunction with each other, it’s possible to move around and shoot at incoming enemies in a complete circle.
As soon as the action starts with the ship touching down, the tank is dispatched and one is simultaneously on the offensive and defensive. Beat back the attackers, and get fuel. As one goes on, there are power-ups to collect and so on, but the main idea is to finish the level by refueling the ship.
The game provides two difficulty levels.
Terra Tank is an enjoyable time waster, and maybe — just maybe — even more. The changing backgrounds blend well with the gameplay, and the simplistic concepts are quite becoming in practice. It doesn’t do too much, and it comes together well.
The one-time pricing is definitely a positive.