How to play Tank 8 on Mac

Game summary

Tank 8 was produced by Kee Games in 1976. Kee Games released 16 different machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1974. Other machines made by Kee Games during the time period Tank 8 was produced include Sprint 2, Quiz Show, Super Bug, Drag Race, Witch Hunt, Indy 800, Tank III, Formula K, Twin Racer, and Spike. Battle arena filled with barriers and "X"s that represent land mines is viewed from a overhead perspective by eight players who individually maneuver their uniquely colored tank in an effort to shoot the other. Tank 8 had two modes free-for-all and team-play. In free-for-all mode you get points for every kill. In team mode, tanks were red or blue and points were scored only for killing members of the opposite team. In a design that was ahead of its time, you did have to watch out to make sure you didn frag members of your own team.
First released: Sep 1976

Play Tank 8 on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play Tank 8 on a Mac is through Parallels, which allows you to virtualize a Windows machine on Macs. The setup is very easy and it works for Apple Silicon Macs as well as for older Intel-based Macs.

Parallels supports the latest version of DirectX and OpenGL, allowing you to play the latest PC games on any Mac. The latest version of DirectX is up to 20% faster.

Our favorite feature of Parallels Desktop is that when you turn off your virtual machine, all the unused disk space gets returned to your main OS, thus minimizing resource waste (which used to be a problem with virtualization).

Tank 8 installation steps for Mac

Step 1
Go to and download the latest version of the software.
Step 2
Follow the installation process and make sure you allow Parallels in your Mac’s security preferences (it will prompt you to do so).
Step 3
When prompted, download and install Windows 10. The download is around 5.7GB. Make sure you give it all the permissions that it asks for.
Step 4
Once Windows is done installing, you are ready to go. All that’s left to do is install Tank 8 like you would on any PC.
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