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Tank Force

Arcade Video game published 33 years ago by NAMCO, Ltd.

Listed in MAME

Tank Force screenshot

Tank Force © 1991 Namco.


Namco System 1 hardware
Game ID : TF

Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sub CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
MCU : HD63701 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.57958), Namco advanced 8-channel stereo WSG, stereo DAC

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 288 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz
Palette colors : 24-bit RGB palette

Players : 2 (or 4)
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 1 (FIRE)


Released in December 1991.

The round 17 is an illustration of "Pac-Man".

The game has no high score table.

The powerups are mostly inspired by these from Battle City.

Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Namco Video Game Graffiti Vol.9 - VICL-8089) on 22/09/1993.


The US version is slightly different, it has the 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screen. Moreover, it's fully in English.

The 4-player version has no start button; instead the game begins after pressing the shoot button.


Bosses are encountered every 4 rounds.

Extra life can be earned only after getting a tank powerup. There is no point threshold which awards an extra life here.

Players can join the game at any time.


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


Producers : Masaya Nakamura, K. Sawano
Director : Wan Wan
Game designers : Mr. Demo, Y. Kounoe
Programmer : Boku
Graphic designers : Mr. Demo, Mita Chan
Music composer : John
Adviser : Devil, S. Shimizu


Game's ROM.