In the game, you and another player both have 50 tanks, with two tanks appearing at a time on the screen, though you can only control one tank at a time. Your tanks are placed in randomly-generated playfields with various types of terrain (water, forest, grass, roads, buildings) that you must navigate through in order to destroy both of the other player's tanks before both of your own tanks are destroyed. You and the other player can also lay a single mine which can destroy either your tank or your opponent's tank once it is driven over. The player who has the most tanks when the other player has lost all their tanks wins.
This game provides examples of:
- 3/4 View: The gamefield and tanks are depicted in this fashion.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Atari's Combat! for the Atari 2600.
- Color-Coded Multiplayer: Player 1's tanks are blue, while Player 2's tanks are black.
- Difficulty Levels: Four in the Intellivision version, although those are more likely four different speed settings.
- Hair-Trigger Explosive: The mines.
- One Bullet at a Time: You can't fire another shot until the one you've fired has hit a building or runs out of range. Also, every time you fire a shot, your tank jerks one degree out of alignment.
- Player Versus Player: This game requires two players to play.
- Shoot 'em Up: One of the early 1980s multiplayer examples.
- Video-Game Lives: 50 tanks for each player.