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"The Ultimate One-on-One Artillery Game" – Now with cross-platform WiFi and Online Play!

Pocket Tanks is the fast-paced artillery game that is simple to learn, and fun to master. The perfect quick game for friends and family, you'll find yourself hooked for hours of play! Bury your opponent in a mound of dirt, or assail him with a barrage of bullets. Visit the Weapon Shop before battle to arm yourself for the struggle, or try the Target Practice mode to learn all the weapons and the best tactics to win.

Experience the thrill of launching volley after volley of powerful and fun weapons across the battlefield, using very simple controls. Select your angle, power, and FIRE! Your arsenal of unique and useful weapons includes: Napalm, Firecracker, Skipper, Cruiser, Dirt Mover, and dozens more! This is the light-hearted game of heavy artillery for everyone.

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Pocket Tanks - Free Version
45 weapons

Features:

- Large scrolling battlefields
- Universal app; looks great on iPhone or iPad
- WiFi real-time matches on a local network
- Online, turn based play. Battle your friends around the world at your own pace.

Download Pocket Tanks COMPLETELY FREE, and learn the ropes with 45 exciting weapons. The Free version also includes WiFi AND Online play, to challenge your friends!

Upgrade in App to Deluxe and access:

- 95 brand new weapons (140 total with all free packs)
- Jump Jets for moving your tank around
- Bouncy Dirt for creating reflective terrain
- Digger for tunneling your tank underground
- Support for weapon expansion packs, both paid and FREE!

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Note from the author:

I have been writing artillery games since 1993. I created Pocket Tanks in 2001, and thanks to the many loyal fans, it is still in active development to this very day. Please join me in my quest to make Pocket Tanks a classic artillery game that stands the test of time. Thanks to all who have supported BlitWise over the years.

-Michael P. Welch
Author of DX-Ball & Scorched Tanks

Millions of downloads, over a decade of fun!

For the PC/Mac versions visit:
www.blitwise.com

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Version History

Launched Apr 13, 2009 (over 11 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 6 months, on average.

Mar 27
2020
(Current)
Version 2.5.2

• 5 new weapons - the Puzzle Pack!

Mar 06
2020
Version 2.5.1

• Added Sign in with Apple support
• Bug fixes

Oct 11
2019
Version 2.4.4

• New options to control how the terrain is zoomed
• Tap to skip intro

Sep 09
2019
Version 2.4.3

Support for iPhoneX / iPadPro virtual bar + notch, plus:
• Improved sound system
• Removed ads from free version
• More Games button – Watch for new BlitWise games
• Bug fixes

Thanks for supporting Pocket Tanks! Keep an eye out for new weapons soon, and please take a look at our More Games section. Online play servers and updates require a lot of effort and cost on our part, so spread the word and pitch-in when you can. This is a grassroots effort - going 18+ years strong with lots more to come!

Aug 31
2016
Version 2.3.1

Bug fixes.

This update brings our Online functions from a third party Backend as a Service supported framework to a BlitWise maintained AWS hosted server infrastructure. This should provide greater flexibility in the future, and players should not see any disruption in game play or functionality. However, some errors may occur with a change of this magnitude. We thank you for your patience and ask that you report any bugs, issues, or errors to tech support using the in game support button.

Mar 22
2016
Version 2.3.0

Online Play maintenance update.
Minor bug fixes.

Jun 12
2015
Version 2.2.0

New in v. 2.2:
5 weapon Quantum Pack is now available, FREE with this update. The wait is over, and both free and Deluxe players can enjoy the latest weapons.

Some minor bug fixes.

Feb 20
2015
Version 2.1.4

- Support for iOS8, iPhone6, and iPhone6+
- Bug fixes
- 2.1.4: Fixed a geographically limited Weapon Depot issue

Thank you for supporting Pocket Tanks with positive reviews! More updates and weapon packs are on the way.

Feb 10
2015
Version 2.1.3

- Support for iOS8, iPhone6, and iPhone6+
- Bug fixes

Thank you for supporting Pocket Tanks with positive reviews! More updates and weapon packs are on the way.

Nov 11
2014
Version 2.1.0

Expansion Packs Update
NOTE: Online and WiFi games require v2.1 for best experience.

New content for Pocket Tanks Deluxe
[unlocked with in-app purchase]
- Toy Pack (5 weapons, free with Deluxe)
Includes: Toy Hammer, Glitter Gun, Beach Ball, Bounce House, and Lollipop
- Cyclone Pack (15 weapons, in-app purchase)
Includes: Rapids, Pipeline, Super Magnet, and many more.

We are hard at work on new weapons and updates.
Thanks again for supporting Pocket Tanks for over a decade!

Sep 19
2014
Version 2.0.6

- iOS 8 compatibility improvements
- bug fixes

Thanks for playing Pocket Tanks! We are working hard on updates, so stay tuned.

May 29
2014
Version 2.0.5

More bug fixes including:
- Rematch button is working again
- Online game list refreshes faster after turn

Thanks for playing Pocket Tanks! This update should polish our recent changes nicely. Thanks to the fans for supporting us, and we always appreciate your positive reviews – you keep us going. Cheers!

May 22
2014
Version 2.0.4

- Full Instant Replay now available before taking your shot online
- Save snapshots to the camera roll during Instant Replay
- Many bug fixes

To help us keep Online Play in the free version of Pocket Tanks, the free version now includes ads in the online game lobby to help pay for the increased server costs. Allowing free users to play online quadrupled our server bandwidth, and it continues to rise every day. This will help us keep the online service free for everyone. And as always, there are no ads when you upgrade to Deluxe. Thank you for understanding.

Mar 17
2014
Version 2.0.2

Online Play added for Free players.

Free players can now play WiFi and Online against Deluxe owners.

The new Local WiFi mode allows you to play a classic game of Pocket Tanks with someone on another mobile device on the same local wireless network. It is real time, and you see the actions your opponent takes as he takes them.

Online Asynchronous (Turn-based) play lets you play against a friend at your own pace, with all your weapons available. If you need a quick fix, you can get a game started against a random opponent, with random weapons too!

This update also adds the ability to replay your Online games, in fast or slow motion, and to take and share screenshots easily via Facebook or Twitter.

iOS compatibility changes: Pocket Tanks v2.0 is compatible with the latest generation iOS devices, and iOS 7.0+. Consequently, this update no longer supports iOS versions before 5.0.

Online functions are currently available free for all players. No guarantee or warranty of service permanence or reliability is made.

Jan 02
2014
Version 2.0.1

2.0: WiFi play for FREE!

2.0.1: Hotfix to address issue with Quick Pick logic and speed.

The new Local WiFi mode allows you to play a classic game of Pocket Tanks with someone on another iOS device on the same local wireless network. It is real time, and you see the actions your opponent takes as he takes them.

(Due to technological restrictions, free players are only able to play WiFi games against other free players. To access WiFi against Deluxe owners, as well as the Online features, you will need to upgrade to Deluxe.)

iOS compatibility changes: Pocket Tanks v2.0 is compatible with the latest generation iOS devices, and iOS 7.0+. Consequently, this update no longer supports iOS versions before 5.0.

Various bug fixes to improve performance and stability.

Dec 19
2013
Version 2.0

WiFi play for FREE!

The new Local WiFi mode allows you to play a classic game of Pocket Tanks with someone on another iOS device on the same local wireless network. It is real time, and you see the actions your opponent takes as he takes them.

(Due to technological restrictions, free players are only able to play WiFi games against other free players. To access WiFi against Deluxe owners, as well as the Online features, you will need to upgrade to Deluxe.)

iOS compatibility changes: Pocket Tanks v2.0 is compatible with the latest generation iOS devices, and iOS 7.0+. Consequently, this update no longer supports iOS versions before 5.0.

Various bug fixes to improve performance and stability.

Mar 05
2013
Version 1.9

-iPhone5 widescreen graphics update 1136x640
-Bug fixes

Thank you for supporting Pocket Tanks with positive reviews! More updates are on the way.

Dec 10
2012
Version 1.8

- Bug fixes

We are hard at work on updates.
Thank you for supporting Pocket Tanks with good reviews!

Sep 19
2012
Version 1.7

Added iPad & retina display support

Resolutions include:
480x320 - original graphics
960x640 - iPhone4 / iPod 4th Gen
1024x768 - iPad1
2048x1536 - iPad3 (looks amazing!)

Looks and plays better than ever on all iOS devices. It took over a year to create the high-def version of Pocket Tanks. Please enjoy this huge update.

Thank you for supporting Pocket Tanks with positive reviews! More updates are on the way.

Jul 03
2012
Version 1.6

- Optimizations for slower devices
- Added “Follow Us” button for BlitWise Facebook, Twitter, & YouTube channels
- Bug fixes

Thank you for supporting Pocket Tanks with good reviews!

Mar 01
2012
Version 1.5

- Bug fixes

Thank you for supporting Pocket Tanks with good reviews!

Aug 12
2011
Version 1.4

-iOS4 devices and newer: Supports 180 degree orientation flip. Play Pocket Tanks while holding your device in either of the two sideways landscaped positions.

Thank you for supporting Pocket Tanks with good reviews. More updates are on the way.

Sep 28
2010
Version 1.2

-iOS 4 support: Fast app switching and high-res icons (Retina + Pad)

-Blazing fast graphics update for newer devices (iPhone3Gs, iPad, iPhone4, iPod Touch3G, etc...)

-Added weapon descriptions plus a big improvement to the Weapon Options screen

-Can now play iPod music during the game

-Bug fixes

Thanks for playing Pocket Tanks and for all the great reviews! We see your requests for more updates and we are hard at work on the next release.

Sep 18
2009
Version 1.1

Bug fix release:

- Corrected terrain graphics on iPhone 3Gs
- Minor fixes to improve reliability

Apr 14
2009
Version 1.0

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