Arenas of Tanks from Ratalaika Games and Petite Games places you in control of a toy tank that must destroy its opponents. Check our Arenas of Tanks review!
Arenas of Tanks from Ratalaika Games and Petite Games places you in control of a toy tank that must destroy its opponents. It’s a follow-up on Attack of the Toy Tanks from the same publisher and indie rev combo back in 2019, so you can expect an arcade-style experience as you shoot at all enemy tanks you’ll find in your path. There are five different arena types to choose from: Autumn Ruins, Daytime Garden, Winter Nights, Neon Playground, and Toy Tank Attack.
The controls are straightforward since you’ll move your tank with the left analog stick and aim with the right one as you shoot with the L1 or R1 buttons. You can use the metal scraps you collect to upgrade your tank to improve its parameters so that you can have a better chance of surviving. You can improve armor strength, tank speed, reload time, and health. You can also purchase additional tanks to help you survive, to have up to five allied tanks by your side. The cheapest tank costs 1000 metal scraps, so you can quickly purchase it after playing through one of the arenas for a few minutes.
The game can be played in Arcade Mode, where you’ll be trying to get a high a score, surviving for as long as possible. There’s also Challenges Mode, where you can visit each of the five arenas to work on completing five different types of objectives. You’ll have to survive through a set number of enemy waves, collect all of the orbs on a level, collect a set amount of metal scraps, survive through an enemy wave with only a single health point, or defeat the boss tank before it destroys you.
Since this one is from Ratalaika Games, you can expect to find a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy for your collection. And since this is a Cross-Buy title, if you have a PlayStation 5, you can play both the PS4 and PS5 versions, and each one will have its own trophy list. Speaking of which, the list is nothing but Gold trophies, so you’ll work on reaching a specific score on each of the five arenas, buying a tank, purchasing one health upgrade, completing a challenge with a medal, completing a challenge with a gold medal, complete all challenges in Autumn Ruins, and complete a challenge in Daytime Garden. To speed things up, you can check this Arenas of Tanks Trophy Guide.
If you’re looking for an arcade-style experience and enjoyed playing on Attack of the Toy Tanks, then you’ll have fun with Arenas of Tanks. It features simple gameplay mechanics, lots of replay value as you improve your score or how fast you can complete each of the missions, and it’s available at a budget price of only $4.99. And since this is a Cross-Buy title, you will get both the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game at no extra cost, and each one has its own Platinum trophy to work on.
This Arenas of Tanks review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.