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Miniclip releases its popular tank shooter, diep.io, to the Google Play Store
If you’ve found yourself among the millions of Agar.io’s active users or find yourself living in between World of Tank sessions, Miniclip’s diep.io is offering a molded-for-mobile experience for tank drivers just like you.
Miniclip describes diep.io as an evolution of the experience offered in Agar.io, a viral hit made even more popular by its cameo in Netflix’s House of Cards. That’s fitting description for a spiritual successor to Agar.io, a multiplayer game in which you have to ensure the survival of your little cell by chomping down on rivals.
Instead of taking cover behind viruses and going Pac-Man on smaller cells, you’ll find yourself raining rapid-fire orbs after enemy drivers and hiding behind floaty polygons for momentary refuge from volleys of red balls sent back at you.
Because this is a class-based game, expect to jump into this game far outgunned by tanks and drivers decorated with high ranks and wide arsenals. You won’t have access to upgrades until level 15, but you’ll be rewarded with class options that’ll help you do more than just annoy more advanced players with your pea shooter.
Class paths available at rank 15 include Flank Guard and its rear cannon, Twin and it dual primaries, Machine Gun and its rapid fire, and the range-extending Sniper class. Each of those class paths fork at level 30 and again at level 45.
Standing in place of the WASD keys and mouse support on the browser version, the Android port of game uses virtual joysticks to move your tank and aim its deadly red-orb cannons. As a result, desktop players with tactical keyboard and high-caliber gaming mice won’t be able to wreak havoc in the mobile game.
Like the browser version of the game, diep.io for Android is free to play and contains in-app purchases. So are you gearing up to give diep.io a go on Android? If you’re already playing it, let us know what you think about it in the comments below.