Vindicators: Tanks of the Future
Vindicators is a futuristic tank game with a three-quarters overhead view of the action. The object is to fight your way through a series of space stations, destroying everything you can. Along the way, you collect fuel and stars which can be redeemed for extra shields, more effective firepower, and performance upgrades for your vehicle.
The controls are reminiscent of those in an older tank game, Battle Zone. There are two tread-control handles with triggers, so you can rotate the turret and fire your weapons. After you've destroyed a space station, you warp through space to the station in the next sector. There's also a contest zone later in the game which, at one time, allowed you to compete for a Vindicators t-shirt. (The offer has expired.)
As with Xybots, the stereo sound and attractive graphics, combined with good playability (the game is neither too hard nor too easy), make you want to keep playing Vindicators long after you've expended your arcade budget.