Review Tank Biathlon
Highly sophisticated tank simulator
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 05 Aug 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Quality 3D graphics, really addictive, responsive controls
Needs to be expanded, kills your battery, high difficulty
Tank Biathlon for Android is surprisingly sophisticated and expertly developed. The physics are outstanding and the graphics are super cool. This one has a high degree of difficulty and is really addictive. Don't even try playing this one unless you have a killer gizmo capable of handling it, and the skills to match.
Tank Biathlon needs a little work but is pretty impressive as is. The game is inspired by a real life Russian tank competition. Think of it as an obstacle course for tanks; drive rough terrain, smash through structures and fire at a target in this timed test of skill. The game also features a museum with tank schematics and detailed information on everything you'd want to know about these beastly tanks.
The controls are highly sophisticated with a lot of nuance and precision. This almost feels like a tank simulator the military would use to teach rookies how to drive these multimillion dollar behemoths. I know the app is inspired by a real-life competition, but to really stand up as I viable game, I think it needs more tanks form around the world. It's fun as is, however, I'd rather play with American tanks, just as every countryman would probably prefer to play with their own country's tanks. It's not a huge deal, since most of us civilians wound't know one tank from another, however, it would still be a nice touch and would broaden the audience for this cool game.
The graphics are excellent and highly detailed. This app absolutely kills your system resources and battery, but who cares? Is there such a thing as an energy efficient tank?? I think not!
Tank Biathlon really impressed me with it's detail, superior controls and addictive play. This one has a very high degree of difficulty and would be virtually unplayable on sub-par gizmos. But if you have a device that can handle it, and you got the mettle to match, this game will hook you and keep you engaged. Whoever took the time to make this must be a huge fan of the competition, because a lot of work clearly went into this. Excellent job.