Assault, a Namcos tank battler, enters the Arcade Archives

Assault, a Namcos tank battler, enters the Arcade Archives

Tanks a Lot

Hamster, a retro publisher, is unable to get off the hook for the moment. This week, the classic-filled Arcade Archives is one of the lesser-known arcade releases that can be downloaded on PS4 and Nintendo Switch. The Namcos futuristic tank battler,

In 1988, under the title, he was thrown to the Japanese arcade scene before achieving its more simple, localized ambition. He is a future-set top-down shooter that puts the player in the driving seat of an intergalactic tank and assists them in carrying down their planets colonizers in a uniquely dark narrative and one that is surprisingly prescient to modern eyes.

In Assault, you play a native warrior on a far-off planet, who starts off on a one-man human race, who have invaded your world, stolen all of your resources, and took both the land and technology of your people for themselves and their own futures. In Assault, you are basically out to destroy it.

The rotational twin-stick shooter, which allows the player to engage in full 360-degree maneuvers. This approach was a success for many Namco titles, as well as the vector graphics and first-person view.

Namcos'' newly-created System 2 software allows for rotational visuals and sprite-scaling seen in the title. Additionally, the main player sprite and many of the enemies were designed by veteran Kunio Ogawara, further highlighting Namcos desire to make something of a prestige release for the developer. would receive huge praise on the release, and spawn a Japanese-only remix in the form of, which featured improved visuals as well as new enemies and stage layout

Although it isn''t quite a tenth as far as other Namco titles such as, it does merit to sit in the Namco hall of fame as a new arcade release.

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