Step 1: Materials
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!