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My latest in Flash games... loosely based on the old classic DOS-Game, Tank Wars! ([link])
I made this more as a tribute to the old game, for fun and as a challenge to see what I and ActionScript were capable of.


Now, if you can be bothered to read this ;) here is some info:
In the game menu, you get to set various options that effects how the game will play.
First of all, this is a multiplayer game, so there can be any number of cannon turrets from 2 to 8. Also, to allow a bit of a challenge, you get to decide whether each cannon is a human or CPU player. Just toggle the appropriate buttons. The CPU in this game is very simple at the moment. Computer players just point and shoot at random.

Other options available... there is the border effects option that you may remember from my Target Practice game:
0 = No borders
1 = Foam (rebounds bombs, but absorbs velocity)
2 = Elastic (rebounds bombs)
3 = Flubber (rebounds bombs, but increases velocity)
4 = Wrap-Around (warps bombs between left and right boundaries)
5 = Concrete (prevent bombs leaving the screen)

In this game, you also get to set wind levels. Under normal conditions, there will be an unpredictable wind that will constantly change during the game. Wind will affect how bombs fly, adding to the challenge.
The higher you set the wind levels, the stronger it can blow and the harder it is to aim your shots. :mwahaha:

The game works on a turn-based concept. When it's the turn of a human cannon you start the game, you control cannon with the following controls:
Left / Right = change turret angle.
Up / Down = change velocity (how hard you shoot).
Space = fire bomb.
Nuke 'em Button = self destruct... abruptly ends the game!
Number Keys 1-4 = change your current weapon, if you've made other weapons available. These can be allowed by uncrossing the appropriate boxes in the Game Menu.

Note: Cannons now have a Power gauge (HP). A cannon's firing ability is affected by how much HP it has left. When HP reaches 0, that cannon dies. Last cannon left standing wins the game.

Edits:
:bulletred: I just added an extra Border Effect option... random! With this option, the border effects will switch randomly between bouncy walls, wrapped walls and concrete walls, a couple of seconds after each shot ends.
:bulletred: *AmberSpike pointed out that she was unable to mute the sounds when she wanted to... a very valid point. So I have now added a mute button in the game... it's next to the Nuke 'em button! ;)
:bulletred: Just for the hell of it, I added a bit of program that makes a cannon show how much damage it suffers when it takes a hit! :XD:
:bulletred: The turn-based AI is now improved to make the next cannon shoot immediately the previous one's bomb explodes... so game-play is sped up.
:bulletblue: One final big edit!! I've worked on Cannon Wars and there are now several more features, including more weapons and more cannon deaths. I also added a help feature to explain the controls fully.
:bulletpurple: Final edit, I hope. The collision detection is improved on the bomb blasts, so you need to be more accurate to damage other cannons. Also, I added some more information to the Instructions feature - so hopefully everything is explained for you now!
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:iconchickencakes:
ChickenCakes Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE this game :D
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... thanks very much! :D
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:iconchickencakes:
ChickenCakes Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconagentjayhawk:
AgentJayHawk Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
PFFFFT! :rofl:
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An amusing little game, eh? ;)
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:iconagentjayhawk:
AgentJayHawk Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Especially that sound!
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which sound?
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:iconagentjayhawk:
AgentJayHawk Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That one that sounds like a farting noise when a cannon is destroyed.
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, yeah... deflating like a ruptured balloon... :XD:
Though I guess the screaming stickmen must get a few laughs, too...
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:iconagentjayhawk:
AgentJayHawk Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I suppose. Not from me, but from some people I suppose.
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:iconashbasher22:
ashbasher22 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loved it!!! So chaotic!!! It's amazing!!! :D
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :giggle: And addictive?
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:iconashbasher22:
ashbasher22 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is!!! So addictive I laughed and went so :crazy: even you wouldn't imagine!!! :D
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At the suggestions of some others, I even went crazy myself and added all those random death-animations! From nuclear explosions to suicide-stick bombers! :XD:
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:iconashbasher22:
ashbasher22 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And I love the :fart: sound when one of the cannons blows!!! :D
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... :giggle: At the time, that particular raspberry was the hilarious sound I captured during one of my old random recording sessions...
I ad libbed a bunch of nonsense - suddenly, a runaway elephant appeared (portrayed by one of my pre-recorded screams at half-speed - slow and down-pitched, that is) - a female voice screams, "It's a runaway elephant!" then a scream that is cut off by a raspberry implying that it trampled her! :XD: :psychotic:
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:iconashbasher22:
ashbasher22 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep!!! I loved the whole animation so much I never get bores of it!! :D
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Generally, I'd just stop playing because I had to! :XD:
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:icontorkolv97:
Torkolv97 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
sicky controls, but it is entertaining
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah well... just a little fun project! ;) Thanks!
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:iconblayneblayne:
blayneblayne Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
i din't know you made games too. (hey do you even read these any more?)
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, made one or two games with Flash ActionScript... sort of experimental, but I could make some more later, if I get the chance and motivation... :XD: ;)
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:iconblayneblayne:
blayneblayne Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
alright
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the AI! Rare thing in flash games!
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, thanks very much! ;)
The AI? It's pretty basic, really... random aiming! :XD:
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:iconsupersonicstar1998:
SuperSonicStar1998 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
When you click nuke 'em, I think it's hilarious when they all explode. :D :explosion:
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, yeah... handy escape-clause, that... and much funnier than a straight "Quit" :XD:
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:iconbrunomeles:
BrunoMeles Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks like fun! I'm impressed! :D
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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:iconjohnjensen:
JohnJensen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Are the computer's angle calculated with math, or is it completely random?
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is completely random! :XD: I haven't had the time or patience how to figure out how to make them pick a target and attempt an aim.
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:iconsnipephotography:
SnipePhotography Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
AWESOME!!! :)
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :XD:
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:iconshadowthewedgehog:
shadowthewedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i swear i never get bored of this
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh! Cool! :XD:
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:iconewkhou:
EWKHou Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
DUDE! THIS IS AWESOME! DO YOU KNOW WHAT WILL MAKE THIS EVEN MORE FUN? MOAR FUNKSHUNS AND ECKSPLOSEEVS!!!
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :giggle:
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:iconlildash:
LilDash Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
I'm really having fun with this game XD
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! :giggle: Thanks!
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:iconshadowthewedgehog:
shadowthewedgehog Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
HAHAHA i love this
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconmathwiz9:
mathwiz9 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
cool but, when i set it to 8 CPU's they just killed them selvs
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I know... being purely random, they do that all the time! :XD:
I haven't figured out how to make their CPUs more intelligent. Lotta programing...
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:iconcrow12:
Crow12 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
This was cool, I can't throw nuclear missiles or laser DD:
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)

Er, you mean you can't select nukes or lasers, or you just aren't good with them?
I've tried to explain things in the new Help feature, but you have to uncross the boxes on the bottom-left of the menu screen for special weapons before you can use them, and then you can select them with the keys 1-4. :)
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flytermo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Yo danbusta!, love the new icon btw and this game is tight!, im gonna put it on my list of games to play right next to runescape. Keep up the awesome work! *AUTO FAVE!* :dance:
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad this game is becoming so popular! :D

BTW, the new avatar was by :iconwildfairy-suane: :)
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