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This is a good strategy for the game Pocket Tanks. I found this out by playing around in The Target Practice part of the game. If you do not have the game, people using a PC can get it at Pocket Tanks for PC. If you use a Mac, you can get it at Pocket Tanks for Mac
 
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Step 1: Materials

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All you need for this is a computer (which you must have if you are reading this), and the game Pocket Tanks on your computer. You only need the free DEMO version of the game but it makes no difference if you have the full (expanded) version.

Step 2: Starting Out

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First things first. Read through this Instructable to the end because the window might go full screen and you won't know what to do next!

Ok. Now that that's over lets get started. First thing you have to do is set it up so that you have the correct terrain and other conditions are the way they should be. The major and most important thing is to make sure that the terrain is FLATS or VALLEY. To do this, go to the main page and click on options. Click on the word untill it says flats. The rest of the options are up to you.

Step 3: Starting the Actual Game

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Once you make it back to the main page, click Target Practice. This is like Two Player but you get all of the weapons. This tactic will work in normal modes of the game but I think that it is nice to understand and get used to the way it works before trying to do all of it while under fire.

Step 4: Begining the Tactic

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Point your barrel to 270 degrees, have your weapon as DIRT MOVER, and have your POWER as 100. Press the button FIRE. You should fall straight down. When the dirt stops falling, you should be about half way done with your strategy. If you haven't figured it out yet, you are making a bunker sort of thing. After you have fired, it will be your opponent's turn. While you're still learning about the game and the tactic you should have control of your enemy. All you have to make him do is point the barrel away from your "real" tank, and put the power to 100. this makes it so that you take no damage and it has minimal delay. Repeat this process until your "real" tank is resting on the grey(bottom).

Step 5: EXTRA

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Something that you might want to do is make sure that no underground attacks can easily get to you. You can do this by adding MAGIC WALL on the inside wall (the one facing your enemy).

Step 6: Last Bit of Security

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There is one more obvious flaw in the bunker. This is not to be done unless you want to go completely on the defensive. This last step will isolate you from the outside area. IF YOU DO THIS LAST STEP, IT WILL BE COMPLETELY IMPOSIBLE TO ATTACK YOUR OPPONENT.

You can be hit by a homing missile. All the opponent has to do is get the missile to fly over the hole you made and it will stop and fall strait down on top of you. To stop this, choose the weapon DIRT SLINGER and shoot it 90 degrees in the air. it will fall on top of you and cover you in dirt. Make your opponent shoot to the side again and then continue filling up your bunker with DIRT BALLS. An alternative for those who have the expanded version, is to use MUD PIE.

Step 7: Last Remarks

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Well that's it! You are free to try this on your own now. This method will work in any mode of game play, but your experience may differ depending on the level of your opponent and other settings under OPTIONS.

*Have fun and try your own stuff. Maybe you can find a tactic better than mine!
StepBash4 years ago
Thanks, man! I finally remebered my favorite childhood game by browsing your instructable! I'vs been having a hard time remembering this game's name.
El Mano4 years ago
Tactic #2: find the enemy with a Fission Bomb. Hit him with a Piledriver, several Hailstorms, Bouncy Dirt and Sniper Rifles if you have the upgrade, and dirt weaponry, preferably Mud Pie. Win. Bunkering up may be fine in Targer Practice, where you have infinite Ground Hogs and Late Bloomers, but for a real game, it's suicide to spend your first two or three moves digging your own grave. Getting trapped in a hole is about the worst thing you can do. In the upgrade, Jump Jets is one of the most useful weapons available, as you can escape if you get hit by a Piledriver, Crater Maker, or other deathtrap-creating weapon.
nerd126 years ago
it won't work. it is better to use a 'shelter'
hawkdude61 (author)  nerd126 years ago
Well yes. The whole tactic revolves around the idea of a shelter. I guess I should have been more clear about that?
619rey7 years ago
where can i get one
nerd12 619rey6 years ago
if u mean pt then go to www.limewire.com and download lime wire the use it to get pocket tanks you can also use this to get expansion packs(don't select any thing that says some thing like horny pocket tanks or sexy pocket tanks they are virus)
ive got this game and all the weapon packs. (oh its the deluxe version) its fun forabout 5 minutes
Micah_yee8 years ago
your tutorial sucks crap! okay, i'm kidding. that wasn't very funny, was it? although PT isn't my fave game, your strategy rocks. except you can't attack ur enemy. Although, if you're winning, this could be a good strategy to keep that score.
eon7898 years ago
Hey. D.T I added your instructable to the gamers group. I suggest you join that group.
It's been forever since I last played that game
AnimalChin8 years ago
Good job. It's very well written, and it has pictures for each step. Very well done. I just don't think it really belongs on instructables. It's better off on a gaming site like GameFAQs.
Instructables is a perfectly appropriate location for gaming-themed how-to's. While you may not be interested in all of the projects posted, they still belong on Instructables. This is an inclusive site, and all well-documented projects are welcome.
hawkdude61 (author) 8 years ago
hey this is my first instructable. hope you like it. tell me if you think i should change something.