Jul 30, 2014
Super Battle Tactics is a strange combination of random combat and tanks. Will it make you armour-ious?
Super Battle Tactics begins with the player acquiring a team of vehicles. These range from big heavy tanks to lighter, faster attacking jeeps and armored cars. New tanks can be bought, but most of the really good ones are locked behind paywalls or are unreasonably expensive.
Combat in Super Battle Tactics is almost entirely luck based. During each round of combat each tank â€œrollsâ€ a number. That number is how much damage they do and also controls which tank shoots first. The player has several points to spend per turn, which can be used to reroll numbers, call in additional, more powerful attacks, or select a target enemy for their tanks to fire at. When the player ends the turn, the tanks take turns shooting at each other, randomly if the player did not choose a target. The next round then begins and the cycle repeats. The player to have all their tanks reduced to twsited smoking hunks of metal first loses.
Ultimately, for a game named after battle tactics Super Battle Tactics doesnâ€™t have much in the way of them. The random nature of combat and the lack of skill needed to play make it more an exercise in luck based gaming than anything strategic. The only tactical; thing in the game is basic stuff like selecting targets.
A major problem with Super Battle Tactics is its thoroughly broken matchmaking. The game seems to either always match the player with someone who is much stronger than they are or someone much weaker, leading to either instant death or a kerb stomp battle. This is very frustrating. There is no single player mode, so the broken matchmaking is just something the player has to put up with.
Super Battle Tactics is packed with microtransactions. From whole new tanks, to parts for existing tanks and even chances to get parts for tanks from crates, get ready to pay and pay often for any chance at success. The game also uses an energy system which is very slow. About 5 matches an hour is the limit. There is no real way to properly play Super Battle Tactics without paying real money.
Super Battle Tactics looks decent enough. There are plenty of colourful tanks to choose from and an interesting game show based presentation adds a bit of flair. The sound is pretty decent as well and guns sound nice and punchy.
Super Battle Tactics is beset by issues and relies heavily on a pay to win mentality. With little fun on offer, there is little reason to play Super Battle Tactics.