The player(s) controls a jeep(s) in a warzone. Waves of tanks and helicopters approach to annihilate the player. Each tank takes one hit to immobilize and another to disable its firing capabilities. As waves are defeated, the tanks will increase in both number and speed. Between waves of tanks, helicopters will fly over and strafe in an attempt to destroy the player's jeep. The helicopters have the ability to both fly over structures and leave the player's firing range.
Main Menu Edit
- Select number of players-button 1
- Select visible or invisible walls/select controls-button 2
- Begin game-button 4
- Rotate clockwise/counter-clockwise-right or left on joystick/D-pad
- Rotate counter-clockwise-button 1
- Rotate clockwise-button 2
- Thrust-button 3
- Fire-button 4
- First hit on tank-200 points
- Second hit on tank-300 points + bonus
- Destroy helicopter-1000 points
- A bonus of 100 points are awarded for each helicopter up to 5 helicopter. The bonus will then return to 100 and grow again until the next 5.
- Armor Attack was ported to the Vectrex in 1982; however, the original Cinematronics arcade game was released in 1980.
- Armor Attack is one of the 12 original games released worldwide including the USA, Europe and Japan. This was also one of the very few of the original GCE-released games that supported 1-2 players simultaneous play (which others included Rip Off and Space Wars).
- A strategy was discovered in Vector Wars IV that the game could be marathoned by using a hiding spot to avoid the jeeps and destroying only the helicopters.
- There have also been ports of Armor Attack for the PC, PSP, LCD handheld games, and even a homebrew sequel for the Atari 7800.