Thanks to Adobe Flash, there is no dearth of online casual gaming apps these days. Right from growing vegetables and feeding fish to washing dishes, there is a game for everyone in the longtail. Multiplayer games with friends and family can be so much fun.
Today we’ll check out how much fun Tanki Online, a tank-based shooter, can be.
Tanki Online claims to be the first browser-based, multi-player, 3D-action game built on Adobe Flash. Visitors can participate in furious battles, destroy enemy tanks, help your team, advance your tank and make your military career! Tanki Online boasts of a wide choice of ammunition and several game modes with real players — not just bots.
You can start the game right away, however, Tanki Online has a very useful and instructive How to Start the Game page with details on the system requirements, play modes, game controls and the like. You might want to give it a read before you begin battling to make the gameplay experience smoother.
Tanki Online selects the server with an optimum load when you click on the Start button. However, if you want to battle with more people just use the drop down to select the server that has the maximum number of people.
Sign up is simple and does not require email activation. You are taken straight to the game after signing up. Tanki Online is free for all users.
Tanki is well designed considering that it’s in — and designed with flash. Except for the trees in close up, all the other game play elements like the tanks, drop boxes, shooting effects are all great quality for the web. The game begins with you being placed in an arena to compete with a few other tanks. Tanki Online loads very fast and the response of the tanks are precise without any lag.
Game play is like a wild west showdown except that you are in a tank. You will have to move around the arena to shoot & kill other tanks. There is absolutely no mercy from other players and hence you will have to have a quick response to their shots. There will be occasional armour and medicine drops and if you acquire them before your enemies do, your vital stats go up.
The way a tank goes belly up when it is shattered by opponents is fun to watch (Sadly, that’s me going belly up in the screenshot). New tanks (lives) load instantaneously for you to take revenge.
You can upgrade your tank at the Garage. A lot of the items can be unlocked with points, but if you want to one up other players, you can buy them right away for cold hard cash. All is fair in love and war, right?
The virtual goods payment system accepts Visa and MasterCard among other payment options. If there is an error while completing the purchase, you can report the same from the Account page itself.
You can also invite your friends via email or giving them web link to the game in progress to join your team. You can also chat with other players live when playing the game.
Tanki Online is fun to play and provides the ultimate combat experience. PC games these days are tougher and tougher to play and at times makes me feel it might be easy to win an Olympics medal. I loved the way the game is designed — simple, uncomplicated and lots of shooting. After a hard day’s work, there cannot be a better game play. Sit on the tank , assume that your boss is on other and just lock & load!