Tank: The M1A1 Abrams Battle Tank Simulation Sphere, Inc. / Spectrum Holobyte, Inc. 1989

Release Date: 1989 A 3D military tank simulation which looks like it uses a modified Falcon AT engine. Control up to 16 tanks, head to head option, command the company, platoon, or individual tank parts, three theatres of war, 15 different missions, real-time gameplay and night mode thermal imaging. The ability to zoom all the way in (to 3D interface) and out (to strategic map) is innovative and well executed. It's similar to Microprose's best-selling M-1 Tank Platoon in its realistic modeling of modern tanks, intuitive interface, and integration of strategic elements with first-person action. Although it is a simulation of the M1A1 Abrams like Damon Slye's excellent Abrams Battle Tank, it places much more emphasis on strategy and larger unit operations than on graphical realism. Despite the fact that there are only 5 missions, each one is replete with vast terrain, many enemy tanks to destroy, and wargames-like options such as recon and air support. Training mission eases player into the game's interface, and strategic options add a fun dimension to what could have been an average 3D tank simulation. Terrain slopes, however, still present logistical problems as with many tank sims of that time, but Tank has enough to satisfy both the hardcore sim fan and wargamer interested in hands-on experience inside a tank.
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