One game I was hoping to get some hands-on time with late last year was InJoy Motion’s brand new Allied Tank Attack. There haven’t been very many tank games in arcades this past decade and its a genre I find to generally feature fun games. Unfortunately I still haven’t had a chance to play ATA yet but hopefully that will change soon. Allied Tank Attack is available for purchase now; in particular Barron Games has been carrying the game for Western markets and distributors can get the game from them. Even though it came out in November 2013 we didn’t get a direct screenshot or long video look to share with you of it, we just had images of the cabinet or short low rez videos of people giving it a spin. In addition to this being a motion game, operators can pick between a single seat or a twin seat configuration, the Twin seat being notable for it’s use of a driver/gunner setup.
UPDATE: I received many more screenshots to share from InJoy Motion so I am going to divide the content into tabs, screenshots on the left, the video on the right.
(click on any below for a full view)
One interesting and unique feature for a tank game: You get to select your weapon for the tank as opposed to them being power-ups you grab on the battlefield. There are 10 weapon types to choose from and you can also choose from 6 different tank types (the bottom piece) too. Most arcade tank games just give you a single tank style and call it a day.
Some direct action from the game. judging by the video below, they have good detail backed up by a solid frame rate. That was one hindrance on another one of Injoy’s games, Power Boat, which had the detail and lighting effects but the frame rate was too choppy.
It’s better to let the video below show this but there are also three game modes to ATA which should provide greater replay value to the title; although the VS mode is only available with linked units. This can link four units together.
UPDATE: New Screenshots sans the HUD. The game is at the EAG Expo in London, UK right now.
Click on the next tab for the video to see it in action!
Now for the video:
So there is your new choice in a tank game for arcades. It’s not exactly a driver, not exactly a light-gun game but it offers elements of both. It will be at the Amusement Expo in Vegas so I should be able to review it around that time.