History VideoGame / BattleTanx

28th May '16 9:53:53 AM nombretomado
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''[=BattleTanx=]'' is a 1998 game for the {{Nintendo 64}} by Creator/The3DOCompany, which was followed a year later by a sequel that also appeared on the PlayStation. The premise is simple: [[GenderCide a plague has killed nearly every woman on the planet]], forcing the worlds' governments to cloister the surviving females away in heavily-fortified quarantine zones. In the mayhem, [[ApocalypseHow a nuclear war was sparked]], reducing much of the Earth to rubble and leaving the survivors to fight over the species' few females, who are now worshipped as "[=QueenLords=]". For reasons unexplained (save by the RuleOfCool), all of these tribes of brigands and freaks managed to get their hands on tanks. Lots and lots of tanks.

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''[=BattleTanx=]'' is a 1998 game for the {{Nintendo 64}} by Creator/The3DOCompany, which was followed a year later by a sequel that also appeared on the PlayStation.UsefulNotes/PlayStation. The premise is simple: [[GenderCide a plague has killed nearly every woman on the planet]], forcing the worlds' governments to cloister the surviving females away in heavily-fortified quarantine zones. In the mayhem, [[ApocalypseHow a nuclear war was sparked]], reducing much of the Earth to rubble and leaving the survivors to fight over the species' few females, who are now worshipped as "[=QueenLords=]". For reasons unexplained (save by the RuleOfCool), all of these tribes of brigands and freaks managed to get their hands on tanks. Lots and lots of tanks.



* SuicideAttack: The M-80 Demolition Vehicle. Small, lightly-armored, and lacking in a main weapon besides its self-destruct attack. Another PlayStation exclusive.

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* SuicideAttack: The M-80 Demolition Vehicle. Small, lightly-armored, and lacking in a main weapon besides its self-destruct attack. Another PlayStation [=PlayStation=] exclusive.
23rd May '16 7:46:34 PM Anddrix
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* MonsterClown: The Psycho Brigade, a gang of mechanized [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker-wannabes]].

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* MonsterClown: The Psycho Brigade, a gang of mechanized [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker-wannabes]].
18th Apr '16 11:39:52 AM contrafanxxx
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3rd Nov '15 12:53:17 PM tenryufan
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28th Oct '15 1:15:28 PM SetsunasaNiWa
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** The Marksman, a tank with light armor but a big-honking laser cannon. The vehicular equivalent of a ColdSniper.
** [[CaptainObvious The Laser]] PowerUp. Plasma Bolts are lasers that [[DeathInAllDirections bounce all over the place]]. Both have BeamSpam as their SecondaryFire.

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** ** The Marksman, a tank with light armor but a big-honking laser cannon. The vehicular equivalent of a ColdSniper.
** [[CaptainObvious The Laser]] Laser PowerUp. Plasma Bolts are lasers that [[DeathInAllDirections bounce all over the place]]. Both have BeamSpam as their SecondaryFire.
25th Sep '15 3:02:39 PM HighCrate
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* AwesomeButImpractical: The Nuke. It damages everything within the stage. ''Including you.''
** Averted if there's a subway tunnel to hide in after firing the nuke. Surface to find a wasteland with all your enemies dead.
*** Using the Teleport powerup in the second game just when the shockwave is about to hit can save you from any damage.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: AwesomeButImpractical:
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The Nuke. It damages everything within the stage. ''Including you.''
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'' Averted if there's a subway tunnel to hide in after firing the nuke. Surface to find a wasteland with all your enemies dead.
*** ** Using the Teleport powerup in the second game just when the shockwave is about to hit can save you from any damage.



* {{Badass}}
** BadassArmy: ALL of them in both games!
** BadassBiker: The Skull Riderz, who roam the highways in Mototanks and other light vehicles.
** BadassFamily: The Spades, in spades.
** BadassLongcoat: Griffin picks one up right at the end of the first game's introduction.
** BadassNormal: In comparision to the other gangs, Griffin's Army is the most normal of the bunch, and still is to a degree in the second.
** FourStarBadass: Essentially what a Battlelord is.

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* %%* {{Badass}}
** %%* BadassArmy: ALL of them in both games!
** * BadassBiker: The Skull Riderz, who roam the highways in Mototanks and other light vehicles.
** %%* BadassFamily: The Spades, in spades.
** * BadassLongcoat: Griffin picks one up right at the end of the first game's introduction.
** %%* BadassNormal: In comparision to the other gangs, Griffin's Army is the most normal of the bunch, and still is to a degree in the second.
** %%* FourStarBadass: Essentially what a Battlelord is.



* CripplingOverspecialization: The Rhino tank-hunter, which sports a huge fixed gun and a heavily-reinforced front which can take more punishment than even the [[NighInvulnerable Goliath Tank]]. Unfortunately, its sides and rear are extremely vulnerable, and it can't engage targets who flank it. Also strangely susceptible to fire attacks.



* DoABarrelRoll: The [=FLP-E=] or "Flippy" tank. It's small, has a light gun, and not much armor, ''but'' has modified tracks, a gyro-stabilized cockpit, and angled jets on its flanks. The result is a tank that can flip itself sideways over and over, dodging incoming fire and generally [[ConfusionFu baffling its opponents]].



* FragileSpeedster: The Mototank, a tiny wheeled vehicle with dual machine guns and light armor. Capable of streaking about and running circles around larger tanks, but capable of being flattened by heavier tanks.
* FrickinLaserBeams:
** The Marksman, a tank with light armor but a big-honking laser cannon. The vehicular equivalent of a ColdSniper.
** [[CaptainObvious The Laser]] PowerUp. Plasma Bolts are lasers that [[DeathInAllDirections bounce all over the place]]. Both have BeamSpam as their SecondaryFire.
* GatlingGood: The Rattler, a small tank with a fixed [=GAU-8=] gatling cannon, letting it chew through even heavy armor. Also capable of turning on a dime. The Playstation-exclusive Shredder tank is an even faster, better-armored vehicle with a smaller, turret-mounted 35mm gatling gun.



* GunsAkimbo: The M2 Hydra, an Abrams variant with two lighter cannons, making up in rate of fire what it loses in punch.



* HoverTank: The (wait for it) [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Hovertank]]. An Abrams that floats, propelled forward by turbines. Hard to control and sub-par compared to the Abrams, but able to ignore minefields, strafe sideways, and reach an impressive top speed.



* KillItWithFire: The Inferno Tank, light and fast with a heavy [[FireBreathingWeapon flamethrower]].



* MamaBear / PapaWolf: Madison and Griffin in the sequel.

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* MamaBear / PapaWolf: %%* MamaBear: Madison and Griffin in the sequel.sequel.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: The Hornet, a tank capable of spamming rockets, or even firing them around corners.



* MightyGlacier: The Goliath, a behemoth with a [[{{BFG}} really big cannon]]. Slow as Christmas but capable of making pancakes out of Mototanks and Rattlers.



* NextSundayAD

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* PowerUp: Lots of them.
** DeflectorShields: Shield.
** DefogOfWar: Radar.
** FireBreathingWeapon: Flamethrower.
** FrickinLaserBeams: [[CaptainObvious The Laser]]. Plasma Bolts are lasers that [[DeathInAllDirections bounce all over the place]]. Both have BeamSpam as their SecondaryFire.
*** Bouncing Betties fire a spray of lasers when tripped.
*** Guided Missiles also have them in their SecondaryFire mode.
** {{Grenade|Tropes}}: [[CaptainObvious Grenades]]. Their SecondaryFire is a BigBulkyBomb.
** HealingPotion: Health.
** HomingProjectile: Guided Missiles. Their SecondaryFire is a [[BiggerIsBetter bigger missile]] that shoots FrickinLaserBeams.
** {{Invisibility}}: Cloaking. The SecondaryFire also projects an intangible {{Doppelganger}} for your enemies to waste ammo on.
** LandMineGoesClick: Mines and Bouncing Betties. The former's SecondaryFire lays down an entire minefield, while the latter's drops a continuous trail of Betties behind you.
** MacrossMissileMassacre: Swarmers. SecondaryFire takes it UpToEleven by unloading your entire supply at once.
** MindControl: The Edge.
** NukeEm: [[CaptainObvious The Nuke]].
** OneUp: In the first game. Replaced by [[FictionalCurrency Tank Bucks]] in the second.
** SentryGun: Gun Buddies. SecondaryFire lets you lay down a whole herd of them.
** SuperSpeed: Turbo.
** TeleportersAndTransporters: Teleporter.

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* %%* PowerUp: Lots of them.
** DeflectorShields: Shield.
** DefogOfWar: Radar.
** FireBreathingWeapon: Flamethrower.
** FrickinLaserBeams: [[CaptainObvious The Laser]]. Plasma Bolts are lasers that [[DeathInAllDirections bounce all over the place]]. Both have BeamSpam as their SecondaryFire.
*** Bouncing Betties fire a spray of lasers when tripped.
*** Guided Missiles also have them in their SecondaryFire mode.
** {{Grenade|Tropes}}: [[CaptainObvious Grenades]]. Their SecondaryFire is a BigBulkyBomb.
** HealingPotion: Health.
** HomingProjectile: Guided Missiles. Their SecondaryFire is a [[BiggerIsBetter bigger missile]] that shoots FrickinLaserBeams.
** {{Invisibility}}: Cloaking. The SecondaryFire also projects an intangible {{Doppelganger}} for your enemies to waste ammo on.
** LandMineGoesClick: Mines and Bouncing Betties. The former's SecondaryFire lays down an entire minefield, while the latter's drops a continuous trail of Betties behind you.
** MacrossMissileMassacre: Swarmers. SecondaryFire takes it UpToEleven by unloading your entire supply at once.
** MindControl: The Edge.
** NukeEm: [[CaptainObvious The Nuke]].
** OneUp: In the first game. Replaced by [[FictionalCurrency Tank Bucks]] in the second.
** SentryGun: Gun Buddies. SecondaryFire lets you lay down a whole herd of them.
** SuperSpeed: Turbo.
** TeleportersAndTransporters: Teleporter.
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* RuleOfCool

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* %%* RuleOfCool



* SpiritualSuccessor: ''World Destruction League: Thunder Tanks'', made by the same company and features an upgraded version of the M1 Abrams, among other tanks reminiscent of those from ''[=BattleTanx=]''.
** The story of ''Thunder Tanks'' doesn't come out and say it, but it basically implies that it is set in the future after this apocalypse has faded into memory and tank combat is now a rich man's sport (like jousting or golf). The fact that they have a female co-host in the game, as well as several female tank drivers, gives one hope that eventually humanity pulled back from the Class 3 apocalypse somehow.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''World Destruction League: Thunder Tanks'', made by the same company and features an upgraded version of the M1 Abrams, among other tanks reminiscent of those from ''[=BattleTanx=]''.
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''[=BattleTanx=]''. The story of ''Thunder Tanks'' doesn't come out and say it, but it basically implies that it is set in the future after this apocalypse has faded into memory and tank combat is now a rich man's sport (like jousting or golf). The fact that they have a female co-host in the game, as well as several female tank drivers, gives one hope that eventually humanity pulled back from the Class 3 apocalypse somehow.



* SuicideAttack: The M-80 Demolition Vehicle. Small, lightly-armored, and lacking in a main weapon besides its self-destruct attack. Another PlayStation exclusive.



** CripplingOverspecialization: The Rhino tank-hunter, which sports a huge fixed gun and a heavily-reinforced front which can take more punishment than even the [[MightyGlacier Goliath Tank]].. Unfortunately, its sides and rear are extremely vulnerable, and it can't engage targets who flank it. Also strangely susceptible to fire attacks.
** DeathFromAbove: The {{PlayStation}}[=-exclusive=] B-6 Bulldog, which uses a mortar as its main gun.
** DoABarrelRoll: The [=FLP-E=] or "Flippy" tank. It's small, has a light gun, and not much armor, ''but'' has modified tracks, a gyro-stabilized cockpit, and angled jets on its flanks. The result is a tank that can flip itself sideways over and over, dodging incoming fire and generally [[ConfusionFu baffling its opponents]].
** FragileSpeedster: The Mototank, a tiny wheeled vehicle with dual machine guns and light armor. Capable of streaking about and running circles around larger tanks, but capable of being flattened by heavier tanks. Also the Hovertank, a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin flying tank]] that moves extremely fast, can move in any direction without turning, and doesn't set off standard landmines. A third is the Rattler, which is basically the Mototank with MoreDakka.
** FrickinLaserBeams: The Marksman, a tank with light armor but a big-honking laser cannon. The vehicular equivalent of a ColdSniper.
** GatlingGood: The Rattler, a small tank with a fixed [=GAU-8=] gatling cannon, letting it chew through even heavy armor. Also capable of turning on a dime. The Playstation-exclusive Shredder tank is an even faster, better-armored vehicle with a smaller, turret-mounted 35mm gatling gun.
** GunsAkimbo: The M2 Hydra, an Abrams variant with two lighter cannons, making up in rate of fire what it loses in punch.
** HoverTank: The (wait for it) [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Hovertank]]. An Abrams that floats, propelled forward by turbines. Hard to control and sub-par compared to the Abrams, but able to ignore minefields, strafe sideways, and reach an impressive top speed.
** JackOfAllStats: The right honorable [=M1A1=] Abrams, mainstay of the U.S. military and all-around solid tank.
** KillItWithFire: The Inferno Tank, light and fast with a heavy [[FireBreathingWeapon flamethrower]].
** MacrossMissileMassacre: The Hornet, a tank capable of spamming rockets, or even firing them around corners.
** MightyGlacier: The Goliath, a behemoth with a [[{{BFG}} really big cannon]]. Slow as Christmas but able to laugh off round after round of enemy fire. Also commonly mounted on a side-scrolling rail in front of fortresses as a sort of detachable gun turret. Also capable of making pancakes out of Mototanks and Rattlers.
** SuicideAttack: The M-80 Demolition Vehicle. Small, lightly-armored, and lacking in a main weapon besides its self-destruct attack. Another PlayStation exclusive.
11th Sep '14 9:06:53 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** BonusPoints: The first game has them.
15th Jul '14 9:29:28 AM hbi2k
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** FragileSpeedster: The Mototank, a tiny wheeled vehicle with dual machine guns and light armor. Capable of streaking about and running circles around larger tanks, but lacking in firepower and capable of being flattened by heavier tanks. Also the Hovertank, a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin flying tank]] that moves extremely fast, can move in any direction without turning, and doesn't set off standard landmines. A third is the Rattler, which is basically the Mototank with MoreDakka.

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** FragileSpeedster: The Mototank, a tiny wheeled vehicle with dual machine guns and light armor. Capable of streaking about and running circles around larger tanks, but lacking in firepower and capable of being flattened by heavier tanks. Also the Hovertank, a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin flying tank]] that moves extremely fast, can move in any direction without turning, and doesn't set off standard landmines. A third is the Rattler, which is basically the Mototank with MoreDakka.
11th Jul '14 4:06:41 AM ayjazz
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* ApocalypticLogistics: Somehow, biker gangs and other rag-tag groups acquiring many, many, fully functional tanks, a wide range of weapons, including nukes and experimental energy weapons isn't uncommon in a world that was devastated by a population decimating plague and a nuclear war.
16th May '14 8:02:38 PM Angeldeb82
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* ActionMom: Madison in the sequel, an upgrade from her [[DistressedDamsel role in the first game]].

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* ActionMom: Madison in the sequel, an upgrade from her [[DistressedDamsel [[DamselInDistress role in the first game]].



* {{Awesome McCoolname}}: Griffin Spade.

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* {{Awesome McCoolname}}: AwesomeMcCoolname: Griffin Spade.



* ExcusePlot: Really, this game's plot mostly exists to give you a reason to drive around in a CoolTank and [[StuffBlowingUp blow stuff up]]. [[JustHereForGodzilla Not that anyone's complaining]].

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* ExcusePlot: Really, this game's plot mostly exists to give you a reason to drive around in a CoolTank and [[StuffBlowingUp blow stuff up]]. [[JustHereForGodzilla Not that anyone's complaining]].complaining.]]



* ThePowerOfLove: The motivation of Griffin and his army in the first game. The later GameBoy port [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by naming its last level "Love Conquers All".

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* ThePowerOfLove: The motivation of Griffin and his army in the first game. The later GameBoy port [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this by naming its last level "Love Conquers All".



** [[GrenadeTropes Grenade]]: [[CaptainObvious Grenades]]. Their SecondaryFire is a BigBulkyBomb.

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** [[GrenadeTropes Grenade]]: {{Grenade|Tropes}}: [[CaptainObvious Grenades]]. Their SecondaryFire is a BigBulkyBomb.



** DeathFromAbove: The {{Playstation}}[=-exclusive=] B-6 Bulldog, which uses a mortar as its main gun.

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** DeathFromAbove: The {{Playstation}}[=-exclusive=] {{PlayStation}}[=-exclusive=] B-6 Bulldog, which uses a mortar as its main gun.



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