Army Men (Windows)

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Description

It's war! Watch your plastic, green and tan toy-soldier figurines come to life and vie for supremacy in this squad-level real-time action/strategy hybrid.

In Army Men, you take on the role of Sarge, a grizzled veteran leading his troops through desert, alpine, and swampy settings, grabbing weapon power-ups and blasting his way to victory.

Call in air strikes and paratrooper drops. Steal tanks and jeeps for destructive uses. Almost everything can be destroyed in this gasoline-soaked world. Soldiers die in a manner appropriate to the weapon that killed them: rifles break off plastic limbs, flame-throwers melt them into puddles of goo, and rockets send them flying into little bits. Both action and strategy elements are in abundance.

Screenshots

Army Men Windows Heading towards the Blue spy.
Army Men Windows Intro screen, before the menu pops up. When will this horror finally end?
Army Men Windows Would you like to know more?
Army Men Windows This is your mission for the game

Alternate Titles

  • "玩具兵大战" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Critic Reviews

Electric Games 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 1998 80 out of 100 80
Game Zero Dec, 1998 8 out of 10 80
PC Action Jun 17, 1998 72 out of 100 72
GameSpot May 08, 1998 7 out of 10 70
PC Joker Jun, 1998 69 out of 100 69
PC Games (Germany) Jun 03, 1998 65 out of 100 65
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 17, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Revolution Mar 04, 1999 D+ 33

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Trivia

Extras

The original box came with two plastic soldiers: one green and one tan.

Secrets

There is a giant turtle hidden in the game with no apparent significance. Here's how to find it: 1. Start up Boot Camp.
2. Get some grenades or mortars (Optional, but makes it easier).
3. Run to the building near the motorpool in the lower left corner of the level.
4. Run to the lower end of the building. Bump into the 2 stairs that are there.
5. A large turtle will appear on the hill thing next to you.
6. Hit this turtle with the grenades or mortars and it will shrink.

Information also contributed by Tony Gies

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Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2125) added Army Men (Windows) on Apr 01, 2000