Tokyo Wars (トーキョーウォーズ Tokyo Uozu , "Tokyo Wars") is an arcade game from Namco that allows one to four players to control separate tanks. The player(s) can play either in a Japanese city or in a bayside dock. However, the players have twenty seconds to make all the decisions before the game automatically locks them in. The tanks are identical except in color; green (representing the Green Godzillas) and white (representing the White Mammoth). The storyline provided by the game's promotional poster states that the game takes place in the 1990s.
The deluxe cabinets feature an air-powered recoil from the tank's main gun. Since the regular cabinets do not offer an air-powered recoil, the deluxe edition delivers slightly more realism than the normal cabinet. Arrows on top the screen help determine teammate from opponent because twenty tanks are rushing down the battlefield looking for an easy kill.
A game only lasts for fifteen minutes or until all opposing tanks are shot down. The game uses Namco's Super System 22 board, with a custom cabinet. Players must sit down in order to play the game. Games can be played either as a competition with human players on both sides or cooperatively on the same team against AI-controlled opponents. Unlike most arcade games, high scores are not recorded and initials are not used to discriminate between the first player and the second player. The player has to look in his or her monitor to find out whether he or she has vanquished the opposition. Although only two players can play at a time, up to four machines can be interconnected to provide up to eight players a chance to compete in tournament-style matches.
Due to its simple play, most machines can be played with only one token (two or more for the deluxe cabinets). However, each player will need an individual token and each token must be placed in a separate coin slot, like all video arcade games and unlike most pinball games.
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