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General Chaos is an arcade-style squad RTS where the player controls a team of five soldiers in a limited battleground, in a classic Red (General Havoc, headquarters in Viceria) vs Blue (General Chaos, in Moronica) all out war. The goal of the game is to push the frontline to the enemy headquarters, by winning individual battles and then beat them in their own capital.

There are five kinds of soldiers, each with their weapon of choice and range of attack: the Gunner (machine gun, medium range and wide arc), Launcher (rocket launcher, long range), Chucker (grenades that can be thrown over barricades), Scorcher (flame-thrower, close combat) and Blaster (dynamite sticks, close range). Before each battle, players can choose the composition of their team from one out of four choices: Assault team, Brute Force, Commandos (a team of just two soldiers which have different controls) and Demolition.

Gameplay is simple to learn, with the A button being used to fire at the nearest enemy, B to move to a the pointer location and C to cycle through soldiers. Using the commando team changes the controls, with the directional pad controlling a soldier directly, with B being used to call the other soldier nearby. While basic commands are simple, the player must deal with things such as distance from target and angle of attack to succeed. If two opposing soldiers face-off during battle, they engage in a brawl (indicated by a cloud of dust). When that happens, the battle stops and the players are in direct control of the soldiers: A punches, B kicks and C blocks. Every downed soldier can can be rescued if there are enough medics available, earned at the end of each battle depending on how well the player did.

Up to four players can play, cooperatively or against each other.


General Chaos Genesis Game over screen.
General Chaos Genesis Choosing where to strike next
General Chaos Genesis Boot camp gives a basic insight into the game
General Chaos Genesis Training camp

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Alternate Titles

  • "ジェネラル・カオス 大混戦" -- Japanese spelling
  • "General Chaos: Daikonsen" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Games Master Sep, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Oct, 1993 8 out of 10 80 Jul 17, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Players Oct, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Video Games Oct, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Mean Machines Sep, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Power Unlimited Dec, 1993 6.9 out of 10 69
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Play Time Oct, 1993 60 out of 100 60 Feb, 2005 4.4 out of 10 44


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Luis Silva (13592) added General Chaos (Genesis) on Aug 31, 2006