History of Battle City
Battle City is a 2D multi-directional shooter video game, released in 1985. It's based on the arcade game Tank Battalion, which was published by in 1980. The game was also released for the Game Boy and Nintendo, and often found under the name of Tank on pirate multicarts. It was one of the first games to allow two players to play simultaneously and one of the first NES games to allow players create custom maps via the edit mode.
The goal of the game is to defend the base by controlling a tank and using it to destroy enemy tanks by shooting and collecting power-ups. It doesn't have a storyline. The game contains 35 different stages (100 in Game Boy version). Each of them has different types of obstacles and terrain. Enemy tanks get progressively harder later in the game and might use advanced strategies to beat the player. After the last stage, the game goes back to stage 1 and continues with increased difficulty.
Battle City is considered a classic NES game. It is one of the most well-known and popular games of the time. It has received many remakes and modifications from the fans. Especially famous one being Tank 1990, which became the most popular version among the owners of NES clones. It added several different maps, enemies and gave enemy tanks the ability to pick up power-ups.
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