I was referring to the fact that, like the thrall grenade, if you don’t get out of dodge after you hear “nuke deployed” in Battletanx, you were screwed. Also, they said “nuke”, so it’s all i heard in my head, haha. I’ll be saying “nuke deployed” whenever i die from a thrall grenade from now on.
As to the game itself, i only ever rented the first Battletanx back when Blockbuster was the only way to rent games, and i vaguely remember it. However, i bought and still play the second one, Battletanx: Global Assault, which had a lot of fancy new features. Such as: Pressing “A” and “B” when you had enough of a powerup to get a special, stronger version (you simply haven’t lived until you’ve used a guided missile that fires SMALLER missiles. In fact, i strongly believe that’s where Gearbox got Benedict’s “rockets launch’n rockets” helix from); hover and “flip-E” tanks; the ability to use the password system to create your own randomly-generated custom gang; and much more!
The music from BGA was also fantastic.
My favorite faction (aside from creating my own) was the “Cold Warriors”, who had a slight chance of spawning with a nuke, per tank. It was rare, but SO worth it. If only “***WITNESS ME!!**" had existed back when i used to bum-rush my friend’s base, and they would yell "SHT!!” when the “nuke deployed” dialog came on the screen… Ah… Good times… Good times…