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Crystal Computing
Martin S. Horsley
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 48K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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Chris Bourne

CPC, £1.99cs
Spectrum, £1.99cs

This was one of a family of very successful games by Design Design, who were originally (in the good old, bad old days) called Crystal and produced some memorable Spectrum games, including the notorious Halls of the Things. Tank Busters appeared on their disk compilation along with the excellent Dark Star and others - it's now a budget release from Firebird. It remains one of the best implementations of the arcade game Battlezone on an 8-bit micro. Just in case you were born yesterday, that means you pilot a tank around a vector graphics landscape, blasting other tanks and guided missiles. Use the abstract rocks and pyramids to hide behind and make sure you run like mad when one of the more intelligent metal monsters locks onto you - the highest scorer, however, is the man who knows when to turn and fire...

Not Rated