Tank Battalion

Arcade Video game published 44 years ago by NAMCO, Ltd.

Listed in MAME

Tank Battalion screenshot

Tank Battalion © 1980 Namco, Limited.

Tank Battalion is a multi-directional shooter arcade video game.

The player, controlling a tank, must destroy 20 enemy tanks in each level, which enter the playfield from the top of the screen. The enemy tanks attempt to destroy the player's base (represented on the map as an eagle), as well as the player's tank. A level is completed when the player destroys all 20 enemy tanks, but the game ends if the player's base is destroyed (independent on the number of lives) or the player loses all his lives.


Game ID : TB

Main CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 1 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Discrete circuitry

Screen Orientation : Vertical
Video Resolution : 224 x 256 Pixels
Screen Refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette Colors : 512

Players : up to 2 (alternate)
Control : 4-Way Joystick
Buttons : 1 (Fire)


Tank Battalion was released in October 1980.

Tank Battalion was licensed for manufacture in the United States by Game Plan, Inc.

High score is anonymous.

A Tank Battalion unit appears in the 1982 movie 'Jekyll & Hyde... Together Again'.


1. Tank Battalion (1980, AC)
2. Battle City [Model NAM-NBC-4500] (1985, FC)
3. Tank Force (1991, AC)


usa Emerson Arcadia 2001 (1982) "Tanks A Lot [Model 1007]"

japan MSX (1984)
japan Sharp X68000 (1989): by Pineapple.
japan Sharp X68000: by L. Sound.
japan Sord-M5
japan PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (nov.28, 1997) "Namco History Vol.2"


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