Video Game / Tank
is the first tank combat game, created by Atari
and released in 1974 by Atari's subsidiary (and fake "rival" to get around exclusive agreements with distributors) Kee Games. It's a Player Versus Player
, Top-Down View
battle between two tanks in a maze of walls.
It was a big success, so much so that distributors abandoned their demands for exclusive agreements, allowing Atari to reveal that it owned Kee. Had several sequels: Tank 2
(with land mines), Tank III
, Tank 8
(for up to eight players), and Ultra Tank
. It's the ancestor of the tank games in Combat!
for the Atari 2600
Tank provides examples of: