After the rebellion captured Ronbertburg City, The Mini-Bata served as a defensive artillery concealed by nearby civilian buildings and advertisement towers. It was made from a captured locomotive from the city, which was mounted with the cannon. It is mainly a defensive weapon, and is operated by two Rebel soldiers.
The Mini-Bata serves as the miniboss of the mission 2, and is thus relatively easy to defeat. Its only attack consists of firing a series of slow-moving fireballs that are easy to dodge. During battle, a Shielded Soldier appears to assist to miniboss, and can be easily dealt with.
In Other Games
Metal Slug Attack
The Mini-Bata makes its debut as a playable unit in Metal Slug Attack. To compensate for the modified sprites, it was given hydraulics so it could attack enemies smoothly. It is operated by two Rebel Infantry. The shots it fires are rather slow, but are capable of staggering enemies. The hydraulics also allow it to block incoming projectiles with ease.
When severely damaged, the Mini-Bata's operators are thrown out and die, but the Mini-Bata itself goes on a collision course onto the enemy for a prolonged duration before being destroyed. Enemies cannot pass the Mini-Bata until it is completely destroyed.
- The Mini-Bata was based on a German WWII rail artillery train.
- The battle with the Mini-Bata uses the usual end-of-level boss theme (i.e. Steel Beast) instead of the normal mission theme, despite its role as mini-boss.
- The turret of the Mini Bata is somewhat similar to the British Cruiser Mk. III or the Covenanter tank used in WWII, more similar to a Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind/Ostwind.
- The Mini-Bata's Concept art depicts that it was pushed by a train, however, in game, the Mini-Bata is a single moving rail car.