Capsule Computers editor Joe Morgan writes,
"The campy science fiction trope has been done a few times before. Giant bugs from outer space invade, and it’s up to we, the few soldiers left, to stand and fight as we repel that alien threat. BUGS vs. TANKS! turns that on its head a bit, but the idea is still there. With famed game designer Keiji Inafune (Capcom‘s Mega Man, Onimusha, Dead Rising) at the helm, how does this Man-versus-Insect game hold up? Is it worthy of your collection or should you squash it underfoot? Let’s find out."