Tank Hero is a new addition to the roster of games by Betta Games, the guys behind popular titles including Mergical and Word Crossy.
In Tank Hero, you control a tank through levels of enemies and bosses with the sole objectiveof making it as far as possible.
The controls in the game are very simple, you move around using the joystick, and your tank will automatically attack the nearest enemy when you stop moving.
Along your journey, you’ll find items, resources, and power-ups to help you beat powerful enemies.
To help you get the best start in the game, we’ve created this game guide covering the basics of the game as well as tips and tricks to increase your chances of beating levels.
Table of contents
- Keep your distance from enemies
- Choose the best power-ups
- Avoid mines on the ground
- Keep moving
- Find a safe place to fight
- Focus on a single target
- Tips against bosses
Keep your distance from enemies
Most enemies in Tank Hero use ranged attacks, which they fire from their current position.
Therefore, you should always keep your distance from enemies as you’ll have a much easier time avoiding their attacks.
You start with a small amount of health at the beginning of each run, and it isn’t always easy to regenerate it throughout battle, so it’s best simply to be hit as little as possible.
Furthermore, between some levels, you can sacrifice a portion of your health for a powerful buff, and for these, you want to have plenty of health at hand.
Some of these buffs are so useful that you should sacrifice your health for the buff. However, if you’ve already lost too much health, it’s better not to sacrifice any more health.
Choose the best power-ups
Every so often, around every third level or so, you can choose between three power-ups for your tank.
The power-ups you can choose between include damage increases, additional effects, improved attack speed, multiple projectiles, and more.
It’s very important to choose the best power-ups. Generally, we’ve found attack speed boosts, multiple shots, and ricochet to be three fantastic power-ups.
Ones you should probably avoid, at least at the beginning, are power-ups that improve your tank’s durability.
We’ve found being able to take out enemies fast is a much more efficient strategy than trying to tank your way through levels.
There are, however, situations where you want to choose power-ups that improve durability, for example, against certain bosses.
Avoid mines on the ground
Keep an eye on your surroundings when dodging attacks and moving around to avoid stepping on mines.
Mines inflict a great deal of damage, so avoiding them altogether is a sure way to keep yourself alive for longer.
Though looking out for mines can be tough in intense situations, if you can manage to both avoid attacks and mines at the same time, you’ll be reaching higher levels in no time.
We’ve found that there generally are fewer mines towards the middle of the map, so try to stay around there.
Right when you enter a new map full of enemies, the best thing you can do is to keep moving.
When all enemies are still alive, there’ll be attacks and projectiles flying all over the place.
To give you the best chances of avoiding these attacks, you should keep on the move until you find a safe spot to stand or have taken out enough enemies.
Find a safe place to fight
Many enemies in Tank Hero follow a specific attack pattern, which only allows them to attack vertically and horizontally from their position.
You can take advantage of this and find places on the map where the enemy cannot touch you.
If you manage to find a safe place to fight, you’re guaranteed to complete that current level.
Make sure to take out enemies that can aim for you specifically before standing completely still.
Focus on a single target
As you progress through the game, you’ll start meeting tougher levels filled with powerful enemies.
One tactic we’ve found to be very useful against tough enemies is to focus on a single target, not multiple at once.
After you’ve taken down a target, you will have a much easier time taking out the rest, as there are fewer attacks and mobs to avoid.
If you face a specific type of enemy that is tough to deal with, then go ahead and focus on that target first to further increase your chance of victory.
Tips against bosses
Boss levels are often the hardest to complete because of their powerful attacks, high defensive stats, and the need to avoid complex abilities.
After playing the game for some time, here are a couple of tips that will help you take down bosses in Tank Hero.
- Learn the attack pattern of the boss before going for a full out attack. You can do this by not attacking the boss for some time, while you run around and check out its attacks.
- If the boss spawns mobs, take them out as quickly as possible. You’re going to have a bad time if the boss is allowed to fill the map with mobs.
- Stand as far away from the boss as possible. Most bosses have flurry attacks, which send out an array of projectiles that split out the farther from the boss they travel. If you are far away, it’s going to be much easier to dodge the attack.
- Collect power-ups that do well against bosses throughout levels. Some of the power-ups that do especially well against most bosses are damage boosts, attack speed boosts, damage over time effects, and multiple straight shots.
Tank Hero is a simple, yet exciting and difficult to master mobile game suitable for all gamers.
We hope you can reach new heights in the game by following the tips in this guide.
If you have any tips or suggestions for this guide that you believe other players should know, then you can share them with us in the comment section below.