The best Advance Wars clone so far on the Switch, with tons of content, accessible controls, and deceptively deep gameplay.
Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble has some improvements over its predecessor, but falls into the same trap of letting you quickly spam units to win most missions. With a dull story that never grabs you and decent but unremarkable gameplay, Tiny Metal still has room to grow.
Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is a great improvement on its predecessor Tiny Metal.
Cartoony and colorful, Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble offers an arcade-inspired twist on turn-based strategy gameplay, something that feels refreshing amidst a sea of realistic strategy warfare games.
Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble attempts to fill the void left by Advance Wars, but struggles meet expectations. Several issues with the games UI lead to more frustration than fun.
Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is a turn-based strategy game for the Nintendo Switch that follows its predecessor from two years ago and which improves on pretty much every aspect possible. With its in-depth offer of strategic gameplay options, large amount of content and very strong technical execution, Full Metal Rumble is a marvel of a game that also acts as a tribute to the games that inspired it.
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Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble surpasses both its predecessor and the recent Wargroove to become the number one Advance Wars clone available on Switch right now.
Advance Wars may have fallen into the archives of history and left some rather big shoes to fill however Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble exceeded my expectations in every way and comes the closest we have ever seen to another release whilst standing firmly on its own two feet unashamedly its own entity.
They've addressed a few complaints about the game, especially in handheld mode for me, which is pretty impressive for a year and a half turnaround between games. If the initial load and maps themselves weren't so long as to make it a chore to play in bursts, this could be an all timer. It's not a general, but sometimes you need staff sergeants.
Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble has many flaws. Shoddy controls and a badly designed UI have made a chore of navigating menus, and are a testament to the inferiority of the game’s PC port. Furthermore, the fragmented narrative has made it difficult to understand the premise of the game, while poor writing has made its main characters quite forgettable. Such problems, along with little difference between various factions and characters, have caused the levels to feel the same, and become monotonous after a while. Despite these flaws, however, this game has a solid tactical gameplay that will provide an enjoyable experience for fans of Advance Wars and other turned based tactics games
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Only minor tweaks and additions arrive to change the formula, so if you loved the first game you'll get plenty more to enjoy, but if you hated it...
Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is an impressive SRPG with rewarding gameplay, fun online multiplayer, and loads of replay value.
This is worth picking up for most fans of the turn based tactical strategy genre and worth thinking about picking up for a newcomers first foray into the genre.
While it does suffer from certain flaws and bugs, Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is still a definite step up from its predecessor, with its improved enemy AI as well as new gaming mechanics and one that fans of turn-based strategy games should check out.
Tiny Metal: Full Rumble checks off a lot of elements that I’ve been wanting in a turned based strategy. With the variety of troops and scenarios available, it’s something that is easy to get into but it’s hard to master as there’s no cushion for the punishment you’ll receive if you are not careful. Great to play on both a TV and on the go, lovers of the style have plenty to enjoy with this one!
Area 35 offers you a quality experience with Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble. It's full of content and you will spend tens of hours if not more than a hundred hours on it.
Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is an Advance War inspired turn-based tactics game. Boasting nice graphics and soundtrack, but forgettable story and poor controls. While the game has it's moments in the sun, the issues with the controls truly kill the fun for me. With a lacking story, if controls are an issue, what fun is there to be had? Then there's the ethical issues behind the company itself, but I'll leave that to you to decide.
Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble redeems what was missing from the original while bringing a massive, fresh campaign and some new mechanics to fans of the genre.