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Nintendo 64Game Vortex
All in all, Air Combat is yet another fine addition to the growing chopper action segment of 3DO's Army Men series and one which really pushes the limits of the N64. If you like shooting stuff, you'll like Air Combat. If you like mission-based games, you'll like Air Combat. If you like games, you'll like Air Combat. Are you still reading this? Go buy the damn game already!
Army Men: Air Combat is one of those great mindless games. Every now and then, some mass violence achieved through mad button tapping is just what the doctor ordered. With the multiplayer modes, you can even have a decent go of things with a bunch of friends. Air Combat isn't going to win any awards, but you'll be too busy busting caps at the tan army to even care. If you enjoyed the other Army Men titles, this one will be right up your alley.
Unlike its predecessor (Army Men 3D), Army Men Air Attack is a smooth looking game with a lot of fulfilled potential. It brings the air aspect of the Army Men universe into play, and creates a for more intriguing aspect for players who simply wanted more out of the Army Men series. It's not the end all be all, but it's straightforward fun and should by no means be over-looked this holiday.
Voilà un très bon jeu ! La technique épate, le gameplay est un vrai régal et le vaste champs d’actions à accomplir apporte pas mal de diversité. Seule la durée de vie peut paraître un peu légère.
Nintendo 64Gaming Target
Army Men: Air Combat might not be the right game for everyone to buy, however, I can assure you, that if you rent this title, you will definitely enjoy everything about it.
Nintendo 64Da Gameboyz
Army Men: Air Combat isn't necessarily the best shoot ‘em up action game out there, but it sure is a heckuva lot of fun. Many experienced gamers will find the game a little to easy at first, but keep playing, as you will eventually run into a figurative brick wall in some of the later levels. The graphics leave a little, well actually quite a lot to be desired, but with the addictive and entertaining gameplay and quality sound, you'll probably let that slide. With the current drought of new N64 releases, 3DO couldn't have picked a more perfect time to release Air Combat. For those of us jonesing for some new action for this platform, I would definitely recommend this game, as it fills the gap admirably. Mission accomplished. Joystick up!
While Army Men Air Attack helped pass by a few spare hours I much preferred the ground warfare of the original game. Stealth is what action games are all about these days and blindly flying headfirst into an enemy base is just asking for trouble. What it all boils down to is that Air Attack is a pure arcade shooter. It's fast. It's furious. It packs a punch. It's brawn without brains!
Army Men: Air Combat is an extremely decent game. It more or less succeeds in what it sets out to do, but this game wasn't designed to change the face of videogaming or anything like that. There are a lot of little details thrown in, so I know the development team put plenty of effort into making this game stand out. The single player game may start off a little too slowly for many gamers who want and instant challenge, but the two player co-op mode is really a great time.
Nintendo 64Daily Radar
As time goes on, 3DO's Army Men franchise keeps getting better and better. This time around the little plastic soldiers take to the air in a heated action game that has players in control of a variety of helicopters, embarking on a variety of missions and using a variety of weapons to blow up the evil Tan army. This time around, players are Captain William Blade, pilot extraordinaire, and they must defeat the Tan army in 16 different missions. With its gorgeous graphics, high-speed action, multiplayer support and variety of missions (marred only by a steep difficulty curve), this is certainly a worthy addition to anyone's N64 library.
Army Men: Air Combat is a slightly upgraded version of Army Men: Air Attack, which appeared on the PlayStation last year. Some changes have been made to take advantage of the N64's extra controller ports, but the mission structure and control scheme remain largely untouched. Luckily, the PlayStation game already had the distinction of being the best game to bear the Army Men name.
3DO has been milking the whole concept of little plastic army men as real-life soldiers for quite some time now. The PC has seen a couple of Army Men strategy games, while the console systems have received some weak games, such as Army Men 3D and Army Men: Sarge's Heroes. But you shouldn't give up on the Army Men series just yet. Army Men: Air Attack is a mission-based helicopter shooter that actually makes the little green guys fun to play with again.
Desert Strike meets Toy Story meets Micro Machines. Geen spectaculaire graphics, maar wel een boel meligheid.
In the end Army Men: Air Attack seemed like a good game but it fails in my opinion. It doesn't feature enough variety to keep me or the average gamer going. Although it features nice graphics and the overall game doesn't deliver what I hoped it would. Maybe only worth a rental if you will.
Ever wanted to take Army Men and fly them around, gunning down your enemies in super-powerful choppers? Too bad, because 3DO already has a game like that, and it's ready for you.
PlayStationThe Video Game Critic
Air Attack game reminds me of a whimsical version of Desert Strike, but it does get a bit repetitious. At least there's a nice two-player split screen mode that lets you and a buddy compete or cooperate together. There's nothing wrong with Air Attack, but it's nothing special either.