Published on January 5th, 2016 | by Craig Forshey0
Endless Retro Arcade Shoot ‘Em Up Treads! Rolls Onto Android
Anyone who has ever played classic shoot ’em ups like Ikari Warriors or Guerilla War knows how much fun it is when you manage to get the tank power up and run roughshod all over the enemy forces. One awesome new retro style shooter called Treads! is honoring this hallowed video game legacy with its own endless spin on arcadey shoot ’em ups where the gameplay has been distilled down to just the good parts, AKA the parts where you get blow stuff up with a tank.
This nostalgia inducing survival shooter from indie developer Fobwashed plays very similar to games like Ikari Warriors but with an appropriate mobile twist where the controls have been adapted for touch screens and a progression structure best suited for spontaneous gameplay. As a giant tank charging into enemy territory players must survive an onslaught of destructive weaponry such as rocket launcher wielding commandos, mines, and even other tanks while they nimbly dodge a flurry of missiles and launch tank shells at anything that so much as moves. An interesting upgrade system and a good variety of enemies to see helps to give Treads! longevity and makes it an appealing choice for retro enthusiasts. Treads! is available now for free on Google Play.