Third Tank Trouble (Deathmatch) is one of the most adored free games available on the Internet today. Utilizing simple graphics, it is a throwback to classic arcade-style gaming. Although it can be similar to many other tank games on the web, it is one of the newest and has its own unique style that is addictive. It can be played with 1-3 players, and is easy to learn, making it ideal for players of all ages and experience levels. Although the controls are simple, it requires fast maneuvering, strategy, and unbroken concentration! a split second is all your enemies need to destroy you!
Each player is assigned a tank (single player plays against the computer, Laika). The tanks are placed into a maze. The point is to blow up the other players by shooting them before they shoot you. A single shot is all that’s needed to complete a kill. As you progress through the levels, the number of rival tanks to eliminate increases, and the mazes become more complex and difficult to navigate. When only one player is left standing, the level is over, and a new maze is introduced. Gameplay continues through 25 levels. When a tank shoots, the bullets bounce off the walls through the maze several times before disappearing. It is easy to get hit by your own bullets, so be careful!
Various power-ups will appear randomly during gameplay. The power-ups are very useful, but must be used with extreme caution. Getting hit by your own fire is infinitely more dangerous with more powerful weapons. The power-up with a circle of dots gets you a machine gun that fires multiple bullets in rapid succession as long as you hold down your fire command. The missile gets you a missile that seeks out the nearest tank. Be careful wth this one! If none of your enemies are near, it will backfire to hit you. The final power-up, a crooked line, is a laser. It shows where the laser will shoot (up to a limited number of bounces) and travels instantaneously. With a well-directed laser, your enemies will have no chance to escape!
Your tank cannot travel in a curve. It can turn on its axis and move forward and backward. It can also shoot. Player 1 will use the arrow keys and shoot with “M.” Player 2 will use “E” for forward, “D” for backwards, and “S” and “F” for left and right. Player 2 will shoot with “Q.” Player 3 uses the mouse to steer and click to shoot.
Tank Trouble Deathmatch is addictive fun for anyone. It is perfect for a quick break from work or a way to relax on a lazy Sunday afternoon. No matter the circumstances, it is certain to entertain!