I admit that I have been slacking in writing my reviews every week – sometimes it can be difficult to find the time to write something detailed, but I will do it this week no matter what. I will try to review some newer games, but for today I am looking at Tokyo Wars from 96. I apologize for the crummy screenshots, the only ones I could find were on system16.com and they are pretty low quality. The game does look a bit better in person.
Tokyo Wars by Namco
Players: 1-4 (linked only)
Tokyo Wars is a game that does not rely on a storyline to setup the circumstances surrounding the gameplay – it simply throws the player into the action without worrying about the hows and whys of the battle. Which is fine considering that you don’t need such things in an arcade game in the first place. Tokyo Wars is a tank battle game that feels almost like the evolution of games like Combat or BattleZone. There are two opposing teams, Green and White, each with one mission objective – destroy as many tanks on the other team before time runs out. It’s simple, effective and most importantly, fun.