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Buzz "I'm really excited to play an Advance Wars-style game on PC, finally." - Evan Lahti, PC Gamer "From the presentation to the gameplay mechanics to the sound design, TINY METAL is incredibly ambitious and will be introducing new takes on the genre as well." - Roberto Nieves, Stack-Up "'If Nintendo Won't Make A New Advance Wars, These Guys Will' - It's...well, it's Advance Wars. The cute design, the square tiles, the turn-based combat, the rock-paper-scissors strategy, the cute character art, the branching narrative campaign, the works." - Luke Plunkett, Kotaku About the Game It's WAR in TINY METAL, the revival of Japanese arcade war gaming! Outfight the enemy with your own army of foot soldiers, tanks, helicopters, tactical vehicles, and fighter jets. Capture rival territories and extend your military power over the sprawling map of Zipang. Follow the gripping story of Nathan Gries and answer for yourself what is -- and what isn't -- worth fighting for. Inspired by turn-based strategy games of the past, TINY METAL takes the finely honed gameplay of classical Japanese war gaming and brings it into the modern era with great graphics, 15 unique units, and never-before-seen gameplay mechanics. TINY METAL is the Japanese arcade war game you wish you had as a kid. Play as Artemisian Lieutenant Nathan Gries as he commands his units to victory against the villainous nation of Zipang. There will be several friends and enemies along the way with varied factions, units, and abilities in the 20 hours of single-player campaign gameplay. Players will have to carefully consider varying terrain, positioning for attacks, and strategic advancements and defenses. Nathan Gries Lieutenant Nathan Gries hails from a family of military lineage. His father died in the last war when Nathan was still young. Col. Lindberg was a friend of Nathan's father and came to offer guidance to Nathan. Nathan is well-regarded by his superiors and peers alike with a promising future and noble intentions... Although Nathan is a model officer, his lack of experience may lead to situations where he could be exploited. Wolfram Commander Wolfram, a fierce, strategic, independent, business-minded soldier, and leader of the White Fangs. She lost her brother in the previous Artemisia/Zipang war. He fought, foolishly, for a nation that cared little for him. Which is irrelevant. He died believing he was fighting for a greater cause. She vowed never to make the same mistake. Wolfram will take any job that is profitable but one never knows what she might have up her sleeve... Isoroku Tsukumo Lord Isoroku Tsukumo ("of 3 million stones"), the leading vassal of the Zipang shogunate. His title is a measure of his greatness, how much he owns, and how many people he supports with his rule. Tsukumo has an extreme obligation to duty and honor. He takes care of his people first and foremost but is always strict and lawful, especially to himself. Campaign mode Follow the gripping story of Nathan and his unit as they struggle with the war and question what is -- and what isn't -- worth fighting for in a 20-hour campaign full of unique characters of various factions. Online Multiplayer Soon-to-be-added online mode will test you against other players in 1-on-1 matches online or via local play! Skirmish Matches Jump straight into the action with dozens of skirmish matches that challenge the player with fun scenarios against a variety of foes. Units Take control of 15 unique units, from basic Riflemen to advanced Gunships and Metals, each with their own strengths and weakness. Witness your units get stronger as they gain experience on the battlefield. Terrain Different terrain types offer various bonuses, rewarding players who take advantage of the forest, cities, and factories scattered around the maps. Some terrain even give players access to new units and powerful hero units! Hero Units Powerful units that can be called into battle. Hero units grow stronger over the course of the campaign and can be brought over from mission to mission. Music Bop along to the beats of TINY METAL's upbeat soundtrack composed by the Japanese prodigy Tomoki Miyoshi, whose past works include SOULCALIBUR V, Steins;Gate, and I am Setsuna. 
Release date
Dec 21, 2017
Sony Interactive Entertainment, Unties
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 32-bit or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad @ 2.80 GHz / AMD Athlon II X4 @ 3.10 GHz
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5770 or NVIDIA GeForce GTS450 with 1GB VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • OS: Windows 7 32-bit or newer
  • Processor: Intel i3-2100 @ 3.10 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.10 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon HD 6850 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 with 1GB VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
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TINY METAL reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Spain
Simple Strategy, accessible and in the purest Advance Wars style, but with certain differences that give a different flavor to this Tiny Metal: new units, absence of others, radars, balance between different units, no powers of OJ but heroic units, Etc. Good duration, easy enough if you have already played AW before, and a more than decent technical quality if we attend that is not behind a large media studio, because in the background I missed things like that units have different models according to the faction you use .
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Tiny Metal feels like a Demo Of Advance Wars. Some Units, such as Flaks, transport and aircraft, and the entire Navy are missing. Instead, there's a Campaign with really far too long Dialogue that I just skipped at some point. In spite of everything, it gives me a lot of Pleasure and I hope that the coming Multiplayer will increase it even further. But If you are not sure if you should get the Game, you might want to deal with Wargroove. It comes out later this Year and offers significantly more Content.
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Microsoft from Spain
If you love the Advanced Wars saga of Nintendo and you are looking for a game that keeps your spirit intact, tiny metal is going to make your delights waiting for one day the company of the plumber decides to follow his saga. Graphically It is nice in addition to 3D and although there are no special skills of the Protas (only take to Nathan) if you have a joint of units to tinker, the story is entertaining although I get heavy some dialogues, fortunately you can pass the Talk and dedicate to play. Recommended, if you find to miss AW, tiny metal ara the treats of addicts to this type of games! Yipikayey!
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Almost identical to Advance Wars but somewhat less cartoonish, fantasy and with new mechanics (like concentrated fire that allows to tell several units that attack at the same time a target which reduces or eliminates the ability to counterattack) and new units. -The Good Thing: The fog-of-war system looks much more realistic here. It Has interesting combat tactics and a pretty decent graphic section. -The bad: That You can not accelerate or eliminate the battle animations, so if you are of those who do not like to see the same animations of combat over and over you can stress a bit. Personally the characters in this game I'm not so memorable or charismatic (I Guess I'm very accustomed to the colorful world of Advance Wars and their crazy but charismatic characters). -Recommended? If by your post, but only to fans of the turn-based strategy system or tactical games. The game Also has a more than decent learning curve. If you have doubts then better expect an offer. -Rating: 7 out of 10 An entertaining game that meets what is proposed although something disopened.
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