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Crash of Tanks Review: Tank Warfare on Android

The Basics

  • Name: Crash of Tanks: Pocket Mayhem
  • Developer: BAAD Games Studio
  • Genre: Action, Shooter
  • Price: Free, with ads and IAPs

The Details

  • Installed size: 93mb
  • Best played in medium sessions
  • Mostly minor bugs experienced
  • Playable Offline: No

What is Crash of Tanks?

The easiest way to sum up Crash of Tanks would be calling it a simplified Diep.io with nice cell-shaded graphics. In Crash of Tanks you start with a basic weak tank and have to power it up by collecting metal you either find on the ground or from fallen enemies. As you collect metal, you level up, and get to choose one of three stat increases. The more metal you collect, the more powerful you become, the easier it is to collect more metal. When you die, you start over at level 1 but have a chance to recover your exp if you can safely make it back to the spot of your last death. There are also power-ups that can be found around the map or on the remains of the players you kill. As the game is ad supported, you might find yourself watching an ad after you die, though you can easily pay to remove ads.

Crash of Tanks Gameplay

Content

  • One map
  • Stamina system: No
  • PVP: Yes
  • CO-OP: No
  • Social features: None

Presentation

  • Graphics quality: Good
  • Audio quality: Average
  • Audio recommended: No
  • UI quality: Average
  • Overall presentation: Average

Recommendation

If you’re looking for endless PVP, Crash of Tanks has it. If you’re looking for something more, look elsewhere. As far as features go, this is a no frills game. You can’t customize the appearance of your tank, you can’t join clans, or really do anything outside of the game’s one and only mode. Nevertheless, if you enjoy endless PVP action, this is a game that’s certainly worth a look. During my time with the game I experienced a number of mostly minor bugs, and a few latency issues, but overall it was a positive experience. The cell-shaded graphics work well here, and they allow some of the outlandish power-ups (like spikes that come out of your tank) to look like they belong in the game. The agar.io style scoring/death system create a nice risk & reward mechanism for engaging in battle. Overall, this isn’t a great game, but if you’re specifically looking for some PVP action, give Crash of Tanks a go.

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Basic but fun PVP action
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Note: This review reflects the author’s views on the game at the time it was played. The state of the game may have changed since that time. Please note that installed size includes optional downloads where applicable.
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