Tank Battalion

Arcade Video game published 41 years ago by NAMCO

Tank Battalion screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

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 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 : 256 x 224 Pixels
Screen Refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette Colors : 512

Players : 2
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.

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


1. Tank Battalion (1980)
2. Vs. Battle City (1985)
3. Tank Force (1991)


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

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


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