Summary: Around about a year ago, Kukouri Mobile Entertainment released a PC version of the wartime action combat game Tiny Troopers, which was initially designed for touch screen-enabled phone devices.
Conclusion: I really can’t recommend Tiny Troopers for the PC. Even ignoring my own issues with the trooper design, I think the publisher’s are asking a lot and not delivering enough for the $9.99 price tag.
Summary: Since I saw the trailer for Tiny Troopers, I knew that I would like the game. It was just one of those relaxed games that you know you will have fun with. The charm of the little characters was really addictive – reminding me of older times, playing games like Worms and Canon Fodder.
Excerpt: It wasn't too tough, but I won the war. Just me, and three other guys. Except that the three guys were also me, and we all moved in sync, shot badly in sync, blew things up in... you get the picture.
Excerpt: When you get down to it, it’s quite simple: If you like Cannon Fodder , you will like Tiny Troopers . I believe that, taken for what it is, Tiny Troopers is a well-made game, and whether it is a loving homage or an outright copy is irrelevant in the grand scheme of things.
Excerpt: A number of large game series are getting iPhone ports to capitalise on the growing smartphone market, but it’s still relatively rare for a game to go the other way. Tiny Troopers is one of the few examples I have seen, and it handles the transition reasonably well.
Conclusion: The game is not without some problems. This is a matter of personal opinion, but I found the fixed camera on my troopers to be slightly annoying. As the camera centers the action on your squad, you are unable to scroll and scout around.
Excerpt: Mobile games with touch-based control have absolutely exploded in the past few years. At the same time, we’ve seen the rise of the ‘casual game’ which are experiences meant to be consumed in bite-sized portions.
Excerpt: Quite a few games have an iOS port now – some that work and some that just feel plain wrong – but I was interested to see just how well a game like Tiny Troopers could work with its touch screen revoked.