That's right--singular, not plural.

Chillingo just sent us word that they will soon be releasing a "lite" version of Vector Tanks [App Store] for the iPhone and iPod touch.  Vector Tank is a free version in deathmatch mode--one kill and it's game over.  This should help gamers who are on the fence decide if they want to make the paid app plunge.

Vector Tanks feels like Battlezone 2.0.  It’s a first-person 3D tank shooter with a vector-based battlefield display akin to the classic we know so well, but it features certain modern touches that give the game a fresh, new feel while not sullying the core retro gameplay.  The notable enhancements include semi-translucent vectors that glow with a warmth reminiscent of arcade CRTs of old, a smooth inertial “sway” to the motion of the tank, and a convincing jolt resulting from the shockwave of near-proximity explosions.  It all fits together nicely.

We reviewed Vector Tanks earlier this month and found it to be great fun and one of the best retro titles available in the App Store.

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    Merry Christmas, Vende.

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    Merry Christmas, Vende.

  • Vende

    What this game really needs is a lite version.

  • Vende

    What this game really needs is a lite version.

  • Big Albie

    Vector Tank is a great game, but not sure about this super "lite" version which it really is.

  • Big Albie

    Vector Tank is a great game, but not sure about this super "lite" version which it really is.

  • hkiphone

    Haha! I just bought the full version last night!
    Actually, its a great game and really brings back good memories of classic arcade cabinets that you sit into and imagine you're in some futuristic battlefield. I was actually playing this while walking across the park, cursing my brains out when I got shot, oblivious to all the people looking at me! It's really immersive.

    I think the one-shot kill is fair for as a lite version. You just need to know what it looks like, how it feels to drive around, and to fire off a round. I don't see how they could offer anything more without jeopardizing their full game sales. What do you want, unlimited kills? That's what the full version is for.

  • hkiphone

    Haha! I just bought the full version last night!
    Actually, its a great game and really brings back good memories of classic arcade cabinets that you sit into and imagine you're in some futuristic battlefield. I was actually playing this while walking across the park, cursing my brains out when I got shot, oblivious to all the people looking at me! It's really immersive.

    I think the one-shot kill is fair for as a lite version. You just need to know what it looks like, how it feels to drive around, and to fire off a round. I don't see how they could offer anything more without jeopardizing their full game sales. What do you want, unlimited kills? That's what the full version is for.

  • TKO

    Awesome! Now I can shut up and other people can just try it out for themselves to see how cool it is.

    ...It's so cool ..
    :)

  • TKO

    Awesome! Now I can shut up and other people can just try it out for themselves to see how cool it is.

    ...It's so cool ..
    :)

  • http://www.metroccolis.com your personal robot

    Got a score of 212.800 - is that good?
    ....LOVE this game!!!

  • http://www.metroccolis.com your personal robot

    Got a score of 212.800 - is that good?
    ....LOVE this game!!!