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Army Men

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Color
60
3.9
Windows
68
3.2
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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 Feeling the squeeze
Army Men Windows Overview maps are realistic, with drawn-in information.
Army Men Windows Fight for the flag, soldier!
Army Men Windows Intro screen, before the menu pops up. When will this horror finally end?

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

A mildly amusing romp with those little plastic men you probably melted on the kitchen stove. Game Boy Color DANIEL HAWKS ! (1896)

The Press Says

Game Zero Windows Dec, 1998 8 out of 10 80
Electric Games Windows 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Game Boy Color Mar 16, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited Windows Jul, 1998 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jun, 1998 71 out of 100 71
Gamesmania Windows 1998 70 out of 100 70
Computer Games Magazine Windows May 18, 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1998 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Apr 27, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Attack Games Windows Nov, 1998 4 out of 10 40

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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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