by Mike Lata
June 2, 2011
A new arcade shooter has hit the App Store, it's called Tank Hero and it offers gorgeous 3D visuals. This is a tank-based action game that has been ported from the Android platform to the iPhone. What makes Tank Hero stand out from many other iDevice shooters is the variety of weapons you have at your disposal. You can make your tank fire over walls and obstacles with some of the weapons; allowing you to hit enemy tanks from afar. Examples of the types of weapons you will be using are: cannons, heat seekers, grenades, and howitzers. The graphics and overall presentation are also the title's strong points. As you may be able to tell, Tank Hero offers 3D top-down visuals. You can see the whole level layout and where enemy tanks are positioned as you play. The graphics have been created using the OpenGL engine and utilize realtime shadows along with dynamic lighting. Tank Hero also offers several different enemy tank types to fight and there are various control configurations for players to choose from. There are also many levels to complete. Here is a list of all the features to look forward to in the game (taken from the app description):
OpenGL 3D graphics with realtime shadows and dynamic lighting 80 levels spanning two worlds 3 game modes: Campaign, Survival, and Time Trial 5 weapons to choose from 5 types of AI tanks to fight against 3 control schemes to match your gaming styleIf you enjoy tank games or 3D top-down shooters, check this game out. It offers lots of bang for the buck. You can grab Tank Hero on the App Store for $.99.