Goal of Game: You are a tank on a plain surrounded by mountains and volcanoes. You have to shoot other tanks (and flying saucers—is this Earth?) to survive. Drive around and blow stuff up.
History: According to Atari, “the U.S. Army ordered modified versions of the games for training purposes.” Part of the reason might be because it was one of the earliest popular “first-person shooters.” You are experiencing everything from the perspective of the tank, a gimmick that was helped by the fact that arcade cabinets included a periscope-type viewfinder by which to see the game’s wireframe, pseudo 3-D graphics through.
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