1001 Video Games
appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
by General Editor Tony Mott.
The Royal British Legion (who have always been known for their 'poppy' logo), complained that this game was 'sick and degenerate' before its release, making several tabloid headlines trying to ban the game (before anyone had played it). The poppy was reluctantly removed from the cover before release but it still appears in the game itself.
The PC version is banned in Germany for extreme violence (30.07.94). The Gameboy version isn't.
The conversion of this title from the Amiga to the PC is nearly identical except for the music, which is FM synthesis (Adlib) instead of the original Amiga 4-channel digital ("mods"). This was a normal practice for most conversions, except by this time several free modplayers with source code had been released, so there was no reason to not
have the original mod music...
CD32 version contains special MPEG track where is stored movie (length = 3 min). In this movie members of Sensible Software (developer of game) are wearing army uniforms and they're doing funny things - dancing, riding army vehicles, throwing darts on the poster of actor Christian Slater
etc. From this movie was taken a few photos and used in Amiga intro. This real intro is only played if you have the FMV expansion module. Cannon Fodder
is the only CD32 game to support the FMV module, which was the last piece of hardware produced by Commodore before its bankruptcy.
Information also contributed by
Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker,
- Amiga Joker
- Issue 02/1995 – Readers' Special Award for 1994
- Power Play
- Issue 02/1994 – Most Morally Questionable But Fun Game in 1993
- Retro Gamer
- September 2004 (Issue #8) – #61 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)