I have heard it said that one Panzer tank can take out 6 Sherman tanks; the problem was that darned seventh Sherman. But don’t worry…you can try the Sherman and the Panzer (as well as a few others) in Battle Supremacy.
Developed by Atypical Games (the company that brought Sky Gamblers to iOS), Battle Supremacy puts you in command of a Sherman Tank (to start) and sets you loose on the battlefields of WWII. Your mission is to survive as long as you can and take out as many enemy units as possible. Your only weapon is the rather large pop gun mounted on your turret. You can use your “binoculars” to sight a distant enemy and send your message with assurance it will be heard loud and clear.
The game comes with several modes (campaign, king of the hill, free for all, etc) and several historic tank models. You will, of course, have to earn enough points or buy your way into the models other than the starter Sherman (and shouldn’t we all have a starter Sherman at some point?).
There are only three controls to worry about: a joystick control at bottom left with which you drive the tank, a button to use your binoculars at bottom right, and just above the binoculars is the ever popular fire button. The other important feature is a “radar” screen showing the position of the enemy units. It isn’t exactly true to the period, but it does help keep the pace of the game up. Use the joystick to drive around and find a good spot to hide or from which to shoot at the enemy. Once in position, you can swipe the middle of the screen to position your main gun.
The graphics are rather realistic and the sound of the main gun strangely satisfying. The overall operation of the game’s functions is what is expected for driving a WWII era tank.
The cost of this one is $4.99, and the development level is certainly worth the price. The only real gripe I have is that during campaign mode, the intro to the action is not something you can skip and it is a bit long (the wait gets a bit boring after the first viewing of the intro). The different modes offer good variety, and driving a tank around without all the real world mess is a fun way to blow stuff up.
Buy Battle Supremacy
Seller: Atypical Games
Requirements: iOS 7.0 or later
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
File Size: 429MB
Version Reviewed: 1.0.1
Age Rating: 12+