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Genre: Action, Arcade
Platforms: PC, Linux
Languages: English, Japanese
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Screenshot Saturday August 9th
Release date: When it's done
(PLEASE NOTE: This game is still in development. In the final game, there will be many more stages, more tanks, more of everything, many new graphics. All images and footage shown are from a game currently in development and may contain placeholders or temporary art assets)

"Super Tank Wars is like Bomberman meets Street Fighter II meets Combat."
Retro Gaming Magazine[]

"Two player games of this genre are few and far between and being able to blast your friends into tiny pieces really gets the action force flowing!"
Indie Retro News[]

The retro arcade action Tank 'em Up! We combined a Beat 'em Up with a Shoot 'em Up and added tanks! SUPER TANK WARS!! was inspired by the consoles and arcade games that dominated the gaming world from 1991 to 1994. We stayed true to the era by designing our game with intuitive gameplay and tons of action!

Our goal with SUPER TANK WARS!! is to capture the essence of games you know and love like Streetfighter or Bomberman. This means a game you can play just a couple of matches at a time or enjoy playing it for hours. You’ll be able to pick up the controls quickly and easily the first time you play, but rich tactical gameplay will continue to challenge veteran players who want to truly master their favorite Commander/Tank combination. Let the Super Tank Wars begin!

The game is currently somewhere between Pre-Alpha and Alpha. We decided to bring SUPER TANK WARS!! to Greenlight because we want to bring it to you as an “Early Access Game”. This means that your voice can be heard and can help guide the development of the game! Because the game is currently in an early stage of development, all in-game images and gameplay footage are not finalized. See something you don't like? Tell us, for we want your constructive feedback!

The Game

SUPER TANK WARS!! is the latest Tank ‘em Up from HOT ‘n SPICY Games. The evil General Alistair von Zett has abducted the world’s leaders and is threatening to execute them! The best tank fighters in the world must gather and defeat the general by challenging him and his army of rogues and mercenaries to an all-out tank war! This game features fast-paced retro arcade action and a 2-player design that makes it perfect for battling with friends! SUPER TANK WARS!! will also include a deep, immersive story mode that delves into war, peace, love, hate, friendship and loss.

  • 18 playable characters, each with unique stats abilities and their own special attacks
  • 9 different tanks and armored vehicles to choose from
  • A 'Versus Mode' with 18 x 3 different stages (a unique stage for every character with 3 game modes each, which is a total of 54 versus stages!!)
  • an extensive 'Story Mode' for all 18 characters.
  • Adorable pixel art blending retro with a modern style
  • An Anime influenced artstyle and entertaining EngRish voice-overs (our tribute to the majority of the early 90s console games)
  • Tons of destruction
  • Megatons of references to classic games
  • Much more, including secrets and Easter Eggs!!

Console experience

SUPER TANK WARS!! was designed with controllers in mind and comes with full controller support. We want to bring you that console experience – get your buddies, hit the couch, tank away and just have a good time! The “console experience” idea is the reason we’re also aiming to support the upcoming SteamOS with a native version. In the meantime, you can enjoy SUPER TANK WARS!! in Steam's "Big Picture" mode.

Development and “Early Access”

SUPER TANK WARS!! is currently still in development. We’d love to let you help shape the future development of the game with “Early Access.” While the game is being developed, we will constantly be uploading new test versions that you can play! We’ll be adding new content, fixing bugs, and making other changes as we go. With “Early Access” not only do you receive the game at a fraction of the final sales cost, you also have an opportunity to help make the game better with your feedback!

The plan is to start development with “Versus Mode” (that’s the 90s term for “local multiplayer” for any whippersnappers in the crowd) because we believe this mode is the heart and soul of the game. Once “Versus Mode” has been completed, we’ll focus on bringing you an extensive single-player “Story Mode”. This mode will feature storylines for each of the 18 playable characters.

Before we can let you start crushing your friends in fierce tank battles, we need your help! In order to fully develop SUPER TANK WARS!! we’ll need to be successful in the STEAM GREENLIGHT process. That means we need your vote! Show your support for SUPER TANK WARS!! by voting for us today! Once we’re greenlit, we will able to publish the game on Valve’s Steam service and set up “Early Access”, all thanks to you!

"What about online multiplayer? A Mac port? Linux version?"

We won’t make any promises we can’t keep, but we’ll do our best to bring you the best possible game experience. Many of you may ask if SUPER TANK WARS!! will have online multiplayer functionality. The short answer is: Maybe. The long answer: The time it takes to implement an online multiplayer experience is often about the same amount of time it takes to create a small single-player game. We would LOVE to have online multiplayer support for SUPER TANK WARS!! but we can’t promise anything just yet. After we’ve finished development of “Versus Mode” and “Story Mode” we can take a step back to evaluate the game and our bank account to see if an online multiplayer mode will be possible.

You may be interested in seeing a Mac port for SUPER TANK WARS!! This is likely to happen if there is a demand for it. If you want to see a Mac version of the game, be sure to make your voice heard!

Linux will come sooner or later, since we are definitely planning a native SteamOS version along with the standard Windows Desktop version.

About HOT 'n SPICY Games

SUPER TANK WARS!! is the debut game of German independent game development micro-studio HOT ‘n SPICY Games, founded in 2012 by self-taught artist and game designer Alex Ziska on his 30th birthday. We are making games in the spirit of the 8 to 32-Bit eras and add our very own hot and spicy seasoning. We love 2D graphics. We love pixels. And we strongly believe that it’s the gameplay that matters. Our goal is to become a renowned brand for awesome 2D games. You are welcome to reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter - the links are on our website over at
Popular Discussions View All (2)
Jul 13, 2014 @ 4:18pm
Good Game
Aug 29, 2014 @ 1:32pm
PINNED: Feature Requests
HOT 'n SPICY Games
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Shafylus Dec 15, 2014 @ 7:49pm 
Looks good, voted!
[ZW] Ayanami Nov 24, 2014 @ 5:43am 
Thumbs up for revamping this page and the trailer video! Keep up the good work.
Bea Oct 21, 2014 @ 11:10am 
Nicknme Aug 27, 2014 @ 1:45pm 
2014 year...
HOT 'n SPICY Games  [author] Aug 6, 2014 @ 9:10am 
Thank you for your comments, Darkus.

Optional voice accents are an interesting idea. Regarding the look, please note that the whole game is still in development and no shaders are implemented yet. However, it would be very interesting to get a more detailed feedback, especially what you mean regarding more 8- or 16-bit-like graphics. You (as well as anyone else who'd like to share their thoughts with us) is welcome to send an email to suggestions[at]
Yskar Aug 5, 2014 @ 12:46am 
In this stage it looks more a flash game than a retro-esque game, but nice work making for Linux too!
Yskar Aug 5, 2014 @ 12:45am 
Well i realy like the gameplay, it's REALY interesting, but the graphics shoud be more 8bit or 16bit-esque ahd the voice over is a lil anoying, fighting games have the tradition to use NA-english accent, it sounds strange and i'm a goddamn Brazilian! HUE

IF you make these things i suggested AT LEAST opitional you surely will get a very big hit on Steam!
So for now, good luck for ya and i will sadly click "Askme again later".
HOT 'n SPICY Games  [author] Jul 24, 2014 @ 1:27pm 
Tobias2189 Jul 23, 2014 @ 5:49pm 
Looks decent, I voted yes. Looking forward to seeing future builds.
STVR Jul 16, 2014 @ 4:47am 
I like the concept of a fighting game aesthetic in a top-down tank space, but the presentation is pretty rough.