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[PS3/Vita Review] Tiny Troopers Joint Ops

Tiny troopers Joint Ops is a “dual stick shooter” game. You are controlling a small squadron of units that must go on the battlefield to do different actions like killing the enemies and saving civilians to save the day.

This game is “Three-way Cross-Buy and Cross-Save”, meaning that purchasing it activates the PS3, PS4 and Vita versions!

Tiny Troopers Joint Ops is an epic, bite-sized arcade shooter, filled to the brim with action-packed mini maps of mayhem! Take control of your tiny troopers as you battle evil adversaries from around the world with a multitude of weapons. Recruit specialist mercenaries such as Medics, Machine Gunners and the Elite Delta Force to subdue enemy insurgents!

Tiny Troopers Joint Ops – Features Trailer

In Tiny Troopers Joint Ops, your missions will be mostly composed of killing enemy units, destroying buildings (using stronger weapons that can be purchased in real-time directly in the missions) and saving hostages and civilians. Your units are controlled with the two sticks on your controller: the left stick is used for moving on the field, and the right one is used to aim and attack. With such simple controls, its very easy to quickly get the hang of the game!

Missions can be selected on the global map as you progress, and two different campaigns can be played in parallel (totaling 60 missions), each with three selectable difficulty levels. Of course, some trophies are awarded for completing the game on the hardest difficulty, and while Tiny Troopers Joint Ops starts quite easy, the difficulty ramps quickly after the beginning tutorial is over.

Your units will gain experience and level-up after each mission, but be warned that their stats will be reset if they’re Killed In Action (KIA). Money is also awarded, and this is used to upgrade your units and their weapons.

On the graphical level, I liked the character models, and the game as a whole is definitively cute, with level design that is simple enough so you won’t get lost. The music is moody, but some themes (like the victory theme) are quite catchy!

Final Thoughts
Tiny Troopers Joint Ops is a cool dual stick shooter. Its gameplay is very easy to get the hang of, but mastering the missions quickly becomes harder because of the difficulty curve. Having two campaigns that can be played in parallel is very great and gives a welcome sense of freedom for players.

And, like I mentioned earlier, since this game is “Three Way Cross-Buy and Cross-Save,” purchasing it nets you the PS3, PS4 and Vita versions!

[review pros=”Three-way Cross-Buy and Cross-Save (PS3, PS4 and Vita)
Two different campaigns that can be played in parallel
Very simple and intuitive controls” cons=”Eventually becomes a bit redundant
” score=72]


Cost: $7.99

PSN Game size: 850MB


This review is based on a digital copy provided by Wired Productions.