Tankinator – Small Basic Featured Game

Today we’re featuring Tankinator, from Zock77Cobra355 helped with some graphics.

Here’s a screenshot:

Download Version 0.02: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Tankinator-Small-Basic-Game-55a77a3f

Features added:

1) Added pause Feature (“P” to activate) – Thanks to litdev for source code

2) Added a Feature to enable setting the aim of the turret – As suggested by Ed Price

3) Added different turret wreck shapes for different turrets

4) fixed countless bugs

Give feedback here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbasic/thread/90825e1b-de5a-49e8-8fbe-ced2a5d9ccc9

My favorite strategy is building an arrow to the right. You have a defensive line that you might need to replenish, and any tanks that are too low or too high get a barrage as they drive past it. My arrow is typically high on the screen. Here’s what it looks like (click to see it bigger)…

 As you can see, I sometimes drop a few “satellite” turrets in the front for the tanks to get pelted by my turrets as they drive past. I expect those turrets to eventually get sacrificed.

What’s your top score? Mine is 50.8 million… 50,844,521.

What do you think of the game? Have you played it? Leave a comment below!


   – Ninja Ed

Comments (10)

  1. I think it's an awesome game!! Most tower defense games don't allow the enemies to smash your towers, but I think that is very creative and just adds to the challenge and fun of the game. I have never played a full round of it, though, because whenever I play, after a few minutes the CPU usage soars to 100%. Then it either crashes or I exit out because it will crash anyway. 😛

    But other than that, I think I give it an A+.

  2. User Ed says:

    Anybody else having trouble getting the images to load in this blog post? I had to use "Show Picture" on the second image, and the first one didn't show for me just now.


  3. User Ed says:

    Math Man, the CPU usage typically just slows it down for me. I've only had it crash one time. The other times I lost because I left and was gone too long (that was before the new pause button).

    Any advice for Zock to improve performance and/or bring the CPU usage down?


  4. User Ed says:

    Now the first image is showing up okay for me.

  5. User Ed says:

    Of course this fantastic game is now featured in the Small Basic Program Gallery: blogs.msdn.com/…/small-basic-program-gallery.aspx

    Thanks Zock!

  6. abdulahi says:

    i like that thats cool

  7. aikae says:


  8. nathan says:

    awesome i love it best game ever i would pay £10000000000000000000000000 for this

  9. User Ed says:

    This game is still great!

    Nathan, that's a lot of money! =^)