ThinkTanks
ThinkTanks 1.1.0.2
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3D power-up tank combat game.   Demo ($19.95)
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  • Developer
    GarageGames
ThinkTanks a single and multiplayer cartoon-styled tank game developed by BraveTree Productions. Reminiscent of the simple fun of Atari "Combat, ThinkTanks is a 3-D power-up based tank combat game with a simplified play mechanic meant to appeal to both the casual gamer and hardcore gamer.

ThinkTanks are small armored vehicles that contain the brains of soldiers that were stolen by an alien race and placed in reinforced glass jars on top of the tank turrets. In arenas constructed to resemble earth, the aliens have pitted the disembodied soldiers against each other for their
What's New
Version 1.1.0.2:
  • Universal Binary
  • Adjusted Tanks to make heavy more useful
  • Made Aiming easier
  • Changed reload station so that powerups are not cleared
  • Scrumball now hops toward center of map
  • Added an option to cycle between all maps from a dedicated server
  • Increased time that low ammo message is on the screen
  • Increased range of the radar
  • Changed transparency of the radar
  • Made health powerups show up on radar when health is low
  • Lifting finger off mouse for an extended period now reloads ammo burst (no more one shot bursts)
  • Added pause key for solo and quickplay play (ESC key)
  • Removed the ability to make a Demo name in registered version
  • Added Target range for new users
  • Also: Improved LAN play support, DirectX support, graphics optimizations
Version 1.1.0.2:
  • Universal Binary
  • Adjusted Tanks to make heavy more useful
  • Made Aiming easier
  • Changed reload station so that powerups are not cleared
  • Scrumball now hops toward center of map
  • Added an option to cycle between all maps from a dedicated server
  • Increased time that low ammo message is on the screen
  • Increased range of more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.1 or later, 3D acceleration card.

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Nigel2112 reviewed on 11 Aug 2011
Simple and fun.
The planet is about 60% Earth's gravity so the tanks are fun to bop around in.
I'm running it on Snow Leopard with no problem.
FYI: Garage Games no longer owns the game, it's on Shockwave for $7.
[Version 1.1.0.2]


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axoplasm tipped on 03 Dec 2006
I have a 400 MHz G4 with 128 MB of ram, and the game works fine, except the objects occasionally render white (see previous comment posted by Andrew)
[Version 1.1.0.2]


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gullyFoyle reviewed on 15 Apr 2006
ThinkTanks is a straightforward game with no gimmicks, no tricks, no cheats, well designed graphics and a high level of player involvement.

Inside this less than twenty dollar application there are four different, but similar, games that, combined with two overlapping online communities (BattleMode players - score for killin' opponents & Scrum players - think rugby in bouncy cartoon tanks), have provided countless hours of online enterainment far superior to what I found with any of my twelve and a half wives,(including Rollinda).

... granpa sluggy
[Version 1.1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Sep 2004
This game is my #1 favorite game since very long. And of *all* games I've *ever* played on *any* platform, it sure fits in well amongst the very finest ones!

ThinkTanks has a very simple plot; drive your tank around on a 3D textured map and try to shoot down other tanks, more often than you're being shot down yourself. As a result, your skill gets more sharpened and if all is going well you will climb the ladder in the hunt for higher scores.

Also, the game has a truly dedicated online community - www.planetthinktanks.com - that sports things such as leagues, armies, downloadable tank skins & textures and of course a frequently visited forum.

Although it's a quite simple and straightforward game, the technical aspect of ThinkTanks is most interesting and enjoyable. While playing the game for some hours you'll gather that there are plenty of techniques you could benefit from improving. It's not about driving-and-shooting-without-thinking, just like that. The steering, jumping, aiming, shooting intervals and tactical abilities are set on trial.

Once you master these attributes you will be glued for decades with this shining pearl of a game!

Deeply recommended!!


PS. If you try the game and play it online, you will recognize me by the nickname ¦w¦i¦z¦a¦r¦d¦. Please drop me a line or two in the integrated chat and I'll gladly talk to you.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Oct 2003
awesome,simple, great online play.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Sep 2003
The game is quite nice, but the registration procedure is not working for offline machines.

Their 'ignition' offline registration does not work at all and is a complete joke!

You have to fiddle with 2 different serial numbers AND download a file you have to copy inside the application package/bundle.

And even after this complicated procedure - still no go.

As this leaves me with the demo mode on my offline Mac I give it 1 star for feature (no offline registration), 1 star for playability (leaves me with demo timer) and 1 star for stability (does not work as supposed to).
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Aug 2003
Very nice. Fun. A really good download choice.
One problem with 1.1- Various objects (including the tanks) somtimes lose thier textures and appear white, then the textures come back. Wierd.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Aug 2003
When I hit launch and it switches to my resolution(1440x900) it seems to not like it very much, doesn't look like it wants to work.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Aug 2003
IT ROCKS IT IS BETTER THEN WARCRAFT 3 !!!
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Jun 2003
Very additive. Easy set up. Great online games. Join a Scrum League Team!
Ghost Squadron RULE!
[Version 1.0]


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axoplasm had trouble on 03 Dec 2006
I experienced the white textures too and thought it weird, but since then I have discovered why: The render engine think tanks uses is designed to automatically render textures as white to keep frame rates acceptable on slower machines. The white rendering problem does not occur on machines with more powerful graphics cards.

-axoplasm
[Version 1.1.0.2]


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Downloads:14,929
Version Downloads:4,875
Type:Games : Arcade
License:Demo
Date:17 Aug 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.95
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ThinkTanks a single and multiplayer cartoon-styled tank game developed by BraveTree Productions. Reminiscent of the simple fun of Atari "Combat, ThinkTanks is a 3-D power-up based tank combat game with a simplified play mechanic meant to appeal to both the casual gamer and hardcore gamer.

ThinkTanks are small armored vehicles that contain the brains of soldiers that were stolen by an alien race and placed in reinforced glass jars on top of the tank turrets. In arenas constructed to resemble earth, the aliens have pitted the disembodied soldiers against each other for their diabolical amusement. The game has both team battle modes and individual battle matches.


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