Mission 12, mission 12.  The level that starts off with the rapid-firing red tank in an open space with you, and the level that introduces the deadly green tank that rapid-fires rocket-propelled shells – and that rebound twice.  As with most levels that seem deadly at first, they become relatively straightforward when the right tactic & strategy are applied.

As with before, when you come face to face with a red tank, an offensive tactic is often effective.  Here, start off by seeking the red tank directly and immediately fanning out all five rounds, leading and lagging the red tank at the same time.  Since the red tank doesn’t try very hard to evade your shots when a direct line of sight is available, this will usually take it out.

Next I usually proceed to the upper right end of the barricades to tackle the green tank near the upper right corner.  At this position, that green tank will usually try to hit you with the first rebound by aiming at the upper wall.  Therefore, if you also try to do the same to it via fan-and-rebound, you will be able to cancel out all its attacks, and in the process take it out too.

Then I usually just sit there and wait for the remaining red tank to approach and take that out the same way.

Finally, we’re left with the last remaining green tank.  Here you would employ tactic #5 in General Strategy against Green Tanks.  Fortunately, the geometry of the arrangement is such that you will be pretty safe as long as you are on the northwestern side of the battlefield.  Therefore you can wait for a good opportunity to sneak into a line of sight with the green tank and fire directly (oh yeah, and run!).  The opportunity is when it is about to fire its next shell, as that is when its previous shells have already traveled some distance on the screen, allowing you to see their trajectories clearly, and when its next shell will take a short while to reach you due to the distance.  Yes, they are rapid firers when compared to other rocket-propelled-shell-firing tanks, but not to ordinary ones. :)

Notice that the potholes didn’t play a role in this strategy.  Also, you are able to take the tanks out one at a time, due to the geometry that constrains the effectiveness of the two-rebound shells, and to the fact that when an enemy tank seeks you out in this game, they almost always do so by direct approach, i.e. they rarely take a longer path in order to sneak up behind you, i.e. go around the “far” end (relative to you) of the diagonal barricades.

Next up:  Mission 13.


This level is hard at first, but easy with the right strategy.  Below is a step-by-step guide.  I’ll refer to the vertical area in the middle as the “center corridor”.

  1. Upon start, move immediately to the lower left corner.  Often times (though not in the above video), the tank at the center will fire a round that will bounce its way to your start position.  The lower left corner is a safe zone.
  2. Via rebound, or directly, take out the tank at the center.
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This is my second success in beating the mythic Mission 100 (aka level 100). Unlike my first time, in which I was at my very last tank, this time I finished with 4 tanks left! In fact, when mission 95 began this time, I still had 7 tanks left :)

So here it is, starting at mission 95:


Avoid directly approaching or retreating from them, and fire only when fired upon.

Teal Tank

First appearing in Mission 5, teal tanks fire rocket-propelled, i.e. fast, shells that have no rebound.  They tend to aim at you directly when firing, even if you are moving.  They’re not good at evading shells that “lead” them, i.e. fired at where they are heading.  And their biggest weakness is the time it takes them to “reload” between firings.

Formidable at first sight, they are actually easily defeated (relatively speaking).  Just follow these two rules:

  1. Constantly move “sideways” relative to them. I.e. don’t move towards or away from them directly.  This ensures that when they fire at you, and they always fire at you, they will always miss you despite the high speed of their shells.
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General strategy against yellow tanks? There is none!Yellow Tank

Yellow tanks love laying mines randomly and only fires shells when they are near you with a direct line of sight.  They move at a medium-fast speed, and move in straight lines but make random turns, which makes it difficult to hit them in a consistent manner.  Of all the enemy tanks, I hate these guys the most!  That’s because:

  • They lay mines like crazy all over the place, destroying the landscape (cork blocks) and consequently strategic locations (i.e. hiding places!).
  • They are hard to hit because:
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