Tank 1990 is a hack of Battle City made by Chinese bootleg company, Yanshan Software. The hack includes 15 hacks of Battle City, each labeled from A to N. Each of these hacks have a combination of new levels with different enemy waves. Enemy tanks have mixed abilities, like small tanks have armor like large tanks, large tanks appear without armor. New powerups are available, like the gun icon that instantly buffs the player tank and the ship icon where the player can move on water. Beware! Enemy tanks can pickup the powerups, too!
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The NES version of Tank 1990 was originally controlled via the NES controller with a cross-shaped joypad and two action buttons. The basic description of game controls is summarized in the table below. Detailed description of how to play this game can be found a in the attached game manual. Please note that individual
gamepad buttons are emulated by different keys on your PC keyboard depending on the settings of your online emulator (see the table next to the game).
Use the D-pad to direct your tank in any one of four directions. Diagonals are not possible.
Press A or B button to fire in the direction your tank is currently facing.
Same function as button A.
Press Select on the title screen menu to select between a one or two player game.
Use to start the game. Press during play to pause. Press again to resume play.
This version of Tank 1990 was designed for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), which was an eight-bit video game console manufactured
by Nintendo in the years 1983 - 2003. In that time, it was the best-selling video game console for which more than 700 licensed games and a number of non-licensed
games were created. Worldwide, approximately 62 million units of this console were sold at approximately price $ 100 per unit. More information about the
NES console can be found here.
Recommended Game Controllers:
You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, buy a suitable USB controller on Amazon or AliExpress or in some of your favorite online stores.
Available online emulators:
6 different online emulators are available for Tank 1990. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Tank 1990 are summarized in the following table:
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