Tiny Metal

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Tiny Metal
Developer(s)Area 35
Director(s)Hiroaki Yura
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Windows
Release21 December 2017
Genre(s)Turn-based tactics

TINY METAL is a turn-based tactics video game franchise developed by Area 35 and published by Unties. The original game, TINY METAL, was released for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows in December 2017. A follow-up, TINY METAL: FULL METAL RUMBLE, is slated for release in 2019 on Nintendo Switch.[1]


TINY METAL is a military-themed turn-based tactics video game.[2]


TINY METAL is the debut game from Japanese video game development studio Area 35.[3] The studio was founded in August 2016 by Hiroaki Yura who directed the game.[4] At the game's release the studio had six full-time developers.[4] Key influences of the game include Advance Wars and Warhammer 40,000.[4]

The game was released on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Windows on 21 December 2017.[2] The game was published by Unties, an indie gaming label that is part of Sony Music.[2]


Aggregate score
Metacritic71/100 (PC)[5]
65/100 (Switch)[6]
Review scores
Nintendo Life9/10[3]
Hardcore Gamer4/5[10]

TINY METAL received "mixed or average" reviews from critics according to review aggregator Metacritic.[5][6]


  1. ^ Life, Nintendo (2019-03-14). "Tiny Metal Gets An Upgrade With Full Metal Rumble, Coming This Spring". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  2. ^ a b c Grubb, Jeff (4 December 2017). "Sony's music division launches Tiny Metal for PC and Switch this month". The Verge. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b McFerran, Damien (21 December 2017). "Tiny Metal Review". NintendoLife. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b c McFerran, Damien (21 December 2017). "Feature: Tiny Metal Director Hiroaki Yura On Reviving The Spirit Of Advance Wars For Switch". NintendoLife. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Tiny Metal for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Tiny Metal for Switch Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  7. ^ Nakamura, Darren (29 December 2017). "Review: Tiny Metal". Destructoid. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  8. ^ Clark, Justin (29 December 2017). "Tiny Metal Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  9. ^ Hafer, TJ (28 December 2017). "Tiny Metal Review". IGN. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  10. ^ Peeples, Jeremy (21 December 2017). "Review: Tiny Metal". Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved 8 January 2018.

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