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. Math Man says:

    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. 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. 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. Now the first image is showing up okay for me.

  5. 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. anonymouscommenter says:

    i like that thats cool

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  8. anonymouscommenter says:

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

  9. This game is still great!

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