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Don't wait till you see the whites of their eyes...
Don't kid yourself it will be over by Christmas...
Don't try to shut out the screams...
And don't forget to wash your hands afterwards...
From a queue of some 360 "eager" conscripts waiting to go to war, a team of up to six will "volunteer" for each new mission. Encourage your soldiers to shoot anything that moves, throw grenades, fire bazookas, drive tanks, fly choppers, split up and do their own thing... and die... Guide your no-hoper's troop straight trough deadly missions. And if you lose some of them? There's more where that came from...
Contributed by formercontrib (159416) on Jul 10, 2010.
Is war really supposed to be this much fun?
Coming at you courtesy of Codemasters, Cannon Fodder mixes casualties and comedy in an innovate game that delivers solid play control and challenging action.
After watching a shockingly sweet opening animation sequence - one of the best we've ever seen on Game Boy Color - it's immediately obvious that despite its light-hearted approach, this game is no joke.
Viewing the well rendered battlefields from an overhead perspective, Cannon Fodder has the look of a real-time strategy game. This Pak is all about action, though, so don't expect to have to farm cotton to keep your troops equipped with fresh underwear. You control two soldiers simultaneously, guiding them around the screen by moving a cross-hair cursor. Press the A Button to make your troops move, and press the B Button to make them fire at an enemy.
This control system may sound unusual, but it works extremely well and gives Cannon Fodder a unique feel. On top of regular machine gun fire, your soldiers can also toss grenades and fire rocket launchers. Occasionally, you can direct your troops to enter a tank and start wreaking serious havoc on enemy troops.
What's the best aspect of Cannon Fodder? The screams. The yells. The ear-piercing cries of agony. Each time a soldier falls, you're treated to awesome digital audio voice samples of obnoxious screams. Obviously, someone at Codemasters had a good time in a sound booth somewhere. Other voice samples from excited soldiers add a welcomed bit of humor to the military missions.
When not exploring dense jungles or arctic tundra, you can chill at the base and pay your respects to your fallen comrades at the War Memorial. After reflecting on the bravery of your buddies, you can also check out which soldiers have recorded the most kills on the Top Five Heroes list.
After a grueling tour of duty, we'd have to say that Cannon Fodder lives up to its claim that "War has never been so much fun." Some of the stages may be a bit too tough for novice gamers, but it's T (Teen) rating should ensure that only seasoned vets enlist for this war.
Now available, Cannon Fodder is compatible only with Game Boy Color.
Contributed by Evil Ryu (58506) on Jul 24, 2005.
“Grunts, dig some trenches and get ready for Cannon Fodder!”
“...addictively awesome…” IGN online
Contributed by Xoleras (66122) on May 11, 2004.
- 72 kill or be killed levels of non-stop action
- Immense environments to explore and fight through, some over 40 times the size of the GBC screen
- A huge selection of hardware for maximum military mayhem: bazookas, grenades, jeeps, skidoos, tanks and helicopters
- Incredibly, the GBC version is one of the most advanced yet: new soldier and unit types, advanced enemy AI, enemy bosses and modernised game play usher this classic title into the 21st century
- Unbelievable Full Motion Video and Digital Audio
Contributed by Xoleras (66122) on May 07, 2004.
Welcome to Cannon Fodder, the death or glory shoot 'em up making its debut on the Game Boy Color. It's the game with guts...all over the place.
War has never been so much fun! You and your crack team are dropped behind enemy lines, the chopper moves off and then all hell breaks loose. Bullets and rockets fly everywhere, as do half your men - and the missions's only just started. Cannon Fodder, it's the game with guts...all over the place.
CANNON FODDERFrom a queue of some 360 eager conscripts waiting to go to war, you'll hand pick 15 of them to volunteer for each mission. Shoot anything that moves, throw grenades, shoot bazookas, drive tanks, fly choppers, and die as you guide your troop of no-hopers through twenty-four missions, each with a different terrain and objective.
Developed by Sensible Software, Cannon Fodder is a classic game that contains all the elements of great gameplay that Sensible fans have come to expect.
If you like maiming, killing and mindless violence, here's your chance to wipe out all 360 men in your own army, not to mention the enemy. War has never been so much fun!
Contributed by Jeanne (75502) on Aug 08, 2003.
"DON'T WAIT 'TIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THEIR EYES...
DON'T KID YOURSELF IT WILL BE OVER BY CHRISTMAS...
DON'T TRY TO SHUT OUT THE SCREAMS...
AND DON'T FORGET TO WASH YOUR HANDS AFTERWARDS..."
WAR HAS NEVER BEEN SO MUCH FUN!
Contributed by Jeanne (75502) on Aug 08, 2003.
- Loads of lovely Weapons and Vehicles, from Bazookas to Skidoos.
- 72 huge levels from deserts to icy wastes, up to 40 times the size of the screen.
- 3 save game slots, to record your career and your fallen heroes.
Contributed by Corn Popper (69637) on Oct 25, 2002.
Cannon Fodder now on Game Boy Color!
This new all-action version of the console classic is one of the most advanced Game Boy Color games you'll ever play. Full Motion Video, digital audio, variable AI and lots of cunning enemies.