Excerpt: Released back in 1993 by sensible software, the team also responsible for the classic Sensible Soccer games, Cannon Fodder is a mouse-driven shoot-em-up in which you control a small squad of soldiers as they fight against numerous enemies through a range of settings including jungle and desert campaigns, employing both machineguns as well as limited supplies of rockets and grenades, which can be used to blow up vehicles and buildings.
Pros: simple fun gameplay, charming visuals, addictive
Excerpt: Oh my god. What a fantasic game. I remember playing this many many many years ago with my best friend of the time. We must only of been 9 or 10. Like the reviewer above said, you really do get attached to your troops. I remember our favourite man. We kept him alive for so long...so many missions. Eventually he fell to an enemy rpg. Sad times. RIP Tosh. Im 22 now and i still remember his name! Awesome game. Highly recommended.
Excerpt: CANNON FODDER ------------- Ten years ago, a game was release on the Amiga, this game was a fun blend of action and strategy, with a nice touch of humour. Roll on ten years and im finally going to write a review on it! Cannon Fodder, was originally released on the Amiga, it then found its way onto nearly all of the computers and consoles around at the time. This PC version is almost identical to the original, with a few little tweaks, but most are not noticeable.
Pros: action packed, lots of levels . Some humour .
Excerpt: Originally released way back in 1995, this RTS (Real Time Strategy) game sees you take command of your fleet of soldiers and wage war on unsuspecting enemies. The action takes place over a variety of eminently entertaining missions urging you to make full use of the large array of weaponry at your disposal. The graphics are ok for the 1995 but nothing compared to the new releases which are out now like battlefield and matrix.
Excerpt: Sensible Software's famous shoot-em-up blood-fest: you take control of a small squadron of tiny (Sensible-Soccer-esque) soldiers from a sizeable stock of reserves (and you'll need them all!). Your mission is presented at the beginning of each level - usually requiring you to shoot and blow up every enemy and/or enemy building - first with just rifles, then with the addition of grenades, then rocket launchers, then vehicles like 'choppas', jeeps and 'tanx'.
Excerpt: I absolutely love this game! Its a bit old now, and a little bit out of date, but it is still great fun to play. I first started playing the game a few years ago on my amiga, but I enjoyed it so much that I got it for the PC as well! The game involves a squadron of soldiers which are under your command in various missions against the baddie. No surprise there. What is original though, is the game play as it is mouse friendly!
Excerpt: People say that old games that have great playability will always be able to compete, no matter how dated the graphics, but I disagree. Yes, Cannon Fodder is still an enjoyable and playable game, but the fact is that whenever you are playing it you feel like you're still in 1993 and I just can't get over its limitations - irritations that have been written out of modern games.
Excerpt: The first time I played Cannon Fodder was when I had the shareware version. After beating the first few missions I instantly became hooked on the game. The gameplay and object are really simple, yet the levels are really hard. Unlike many games released today cannon fodder is not a clone. As far as I know there are not a lot of games that are similar to it. The only game that I can think of that is close is Syndicate.
Excerpt: this is definatley a groudbreaking game when it was released in about 1994. The easy first few levels are all the instructions you need to get in to the game as you control 3 little soliders on various missions which can include blowing up buildings and killing enamies. You even have to hijack veicles and boats. Its a really playable game and real fun althought the missions get harder and harder. The sound on the game particulary the music are brilliant.
Excerpt: I used to play this game all the time on my Atari ST, but one day I saw it in a shop for £5 and couldn't resist to buy it for my PC. I still havent completed it (probably because I am trying to do it without getting anyone killed). There are three differnet types of mission and combinations of these, kill all enemy, destroy all enemy buildings and protect civilians.