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 console 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 Desura because we want to bring it to you as an “ALPHAFUNDING 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. The marketing suits told us not to go to the public unless our product was ready, but we hate listening to suits; We prefer listening to YOUR feedback instead!

We are also currently on Steam Greenlight - please vote for us!! (more info on Steam further down below)

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 and abilities
  • 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 roadmap, “Alphafunding” and Steam

SUPER TANK WARS!! is currently still in development. We’d love to let you help shape the future development of the game with Desura's “ALPHAFUNDING”. While the game is being developed, we will constantly be uploading new builds for you to play! We’ll be adding new content, fixing bugs, and making other changes as we go. With “ALPHAFUNDING” 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.

We are now gearing to prepare the first "ALPHAFUNDING" version for Desura. Also, we are on Steam Greenlight as we want to release SUPER TANK WARS!! on Steam as an "Early Access Game", too. That means that 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! Needless to say that every Desura customer will get a free Steam key, if we are successful in our endeavour.

"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

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While working on the game, we are growing the team. Our newest addition is our mysterious Manga artist Kai, also known under the pseudonym 'Katsu'. He will take care of turning character concepts into fully-fledged manga illustrations which then, in turn, are turned into Pixel Art for the game. So, to make it clear, all character portraits you've seen in the screenshots so far are only placeholders. But here is a nice sample of the quality you can expect from the finished game.

Lighting FX!!

Lighting FX!!


Added lighting effects to SUPER TANK WARS!! Looking awesome

Special Moves

Special Moves


Showcase of Takeru's / S.S.G.'s and Kasumi's special moves in SUPER TANK WARS!!

SUPER TANK WARS!! Gameplay Trailer (Round 1)

SUPER TANK WARS!! Gameplay Trailer (Round 1)


Gameplay Trailer for SUPER TANK WARS!! now finally ready for your viewing pleasure

STW!! coming to Desura and is now on Steam Greenlight

STW!! coming to Desura and is now on Steam Greenlight


We are currently gearing towards finishing a first "Alphafunding" version, which we want to show the people over at Desura. Also, we are now on Steam...


These Is Sony Playstation 2 And Sega Dreamcast Version?

Extra Contents (For Each Version):
Sony Playstation 2 - Extra Levels Added For Single Player Campaign, Added New Enemy Tanks And New Bosses.
Sega Dreamcast - Deathmatch Exclusive Mode Allow Versus 7 CPU Players Once.

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