Featured Android Game Review: Tunneler [Old School DOS Game]

In a world where games are so complex, sometimes it’s nice to go a little old school when things were very simple.  Tunneler is the perfect example. This remake was created by ilikedroid and is a rendition of the popular DOS game from the 90’s. I have to be honest, I never played Tunneler back in the 90’s, and it’s not because I am too young, that’s for sure. With that said, I think it’s a lot of fun to play so don’t feel like you have to be familiar with it. It’s not going to blow you away with spectacular graphics or gameplay, but in an strange way, that’s what makes the game appealing. It’s old school baby!!

If you’re not familiar with Tunneler, it’s a tank game. It actually reminds me of a more refined version of Atari’s famous Tank game from the 70’s. You play one tank and your opponent plays the other tank. Your job is to find your opponent and destroy them in a best of five. Each tank starts at their own base, but you have no idea where your opponent’s base is. In fact you can only see 2% of the “world”. You begin by digging tunnels and eventually you will find your opponent. You do this by simply moving the on screen joystick control. You can also move and dig faster by shooting at the same time, but shooting will deplete your energy. Energy also depletes by moving and digging, but at a more slower pace. You can refuel your energy at either base station. The other thing to watch is your shields. You lose your shields as your opponent shoots you, and when they are all gone, you lose the round. You can repair your shields, but only at your base. After you have played one round, you will be able to see where your opponent’s base is so you will have an easier time strategizing, but so will they. You continue to play on the same field for up to five rounds or until someone wins three times.

For now your opponent is computer based, but multiplayer is coming soon, which could be very cool. So if you like to go old school, then definitely check Tunneler out. It’s completely Free so you have nothing to lose. Check out my hands on video below and hit one of the download links to get started. As always, let me know what you think.

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About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • Mo

    should definitelly #KeepingTouch ?