The self-published sequel to Area 35’s previous Tiny Metal title, Full Metal Rumble continues to define the series by its elegance in simplicity. Employing very basic turn-based strategy gameplay and a timeless cel shaded style, it manages to take something that appears at first glance to be a sub-par mobile game and craft tactically deep and involving gameplay.

Full Metal Rumble maintains its predecessor’s Japanese roots, with the game’s anime-style commanders and high-tech mecha reminiscent of many military-style ‘real robot’ shows of the nineties.