General strategy against yellow tanks? There is none!
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:
- Their mines often impede your ability to shoot at them in the first place, either by blocking you out of position, or by keeping you at a long distance, or by directly getting in the way between you and the yellow tank. (ok I used 3 clauses after “either”.) This last scenario is worse than it sounds – if you were to fire 5 successive shots for instance, the mine explosion will likely cancel out most of them.
- They move in straight lines but make random turns, and they move faster than your average brown tanks. This makes leading them ineffective.
They aren’t particularly intelligent, but their dumb behavior makes them a formidable opponent. All you can do is try lead them anyway and throw in a few rebound shots!
Occasionally, they will corner themselves after laying a mine and realizing they now have nowhere to go. These are opportunities! Be sure to fire at them first, then the mines! Otherwise, if you detonated a mine first, you might end up “releasing” them…
Next public enemy: Red Tanks.