User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be -
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed -
Overall User Score (10 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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Consoles Plus (Apr, 1995)
Cannon Fodder est assurément l'un des tout meilleur jeux sur Jaguar. Un futur hit est né.
GamePro (US) (Apr, 1995)
Despite it's foibles, Cannon Fodder is a challenging contest that'll have you planning new strategies to overcome your failures. It's a tough game to master with an increasing difficulty that keeps you coming back for more. Best of all, it won't clutter your tabletop with casualties.
Game Players (Jun, 1995)
Graphics, sounds and control are all excellent and do a fantastic job of pulling you into this strange world of missiles, mirth and mayhem. Simply put, this is the best Jaguar title released to date and if you don't have it already, go buy it now!
The Video Game Critic (Jan 04, 2001)
You can also use the crosshairs to aim their machine gun fire, even while they're moving. This system works very well. The little soldiers look cartoonish and have large heads. When you shoot enemy troops, they scream as their little bodies splash with blood - very satisfying! You lose men as your mission progresses, but as long as you have one, you're still in business. Although the main controls are simple, accessing special weapons and supplies is confusing. You'll struggle with it and the instructions don't help at all. The landscapes are colorful and nicely detailed, and range from jungles, to deserts, to Arctic wastelands. The sound effects are great, and so is the theme song, a soothing, funky number in no way appropriate for this game. Cannon Fodder is a nice change of pace.
Video Games (Mar, 1995)
Cannon Fodder versucht sich fortwährend selber auf die Schippe zu nehmen und den Krieg in seiner Sinnlosigkeit bloßzustellen. Ob allerdings ein Erstkläßler (in den USA ist das Spiel ab 6 Jahren empfohlen!) den hintergründigen Humor der englischen Programmierer bereits durchschaut, wage ich zu bezweifeln. Vom Erwachsenen-Standpunkt aus ist CF aber ein wirklich gelungenes Schieß/Strategiespiel. Die Anzahl der Level stimmt, die Missionen sind abwechslungsreich aufgebaut und der Sound gefällt ebenso. Das Jaguar-Modul wartet im Gegensatz zu den beiden Konsolenversionen mit einer eingebauten Speicherbatterie auf. Außerdem wurde der Sound noch etwas auf 64-Bit aufgepeppt.
There are a few flaws: the weak instruction manual, the two-slot battery back-up (passwords would have been better), the difficulty of controlling the vehicles and the lack of Jaguar enhancement. (Cannon Fodder was originally a hot European PC game). But these bugaboos don't change that Cannon Fodder is an excellent game with loads of playability. One of the few video games worth buying instead of renting.
Cannon Fodder is one of those games that grows on you. It's a warped and demented cart that has you sending a platoon of troops into the middle of a warzone. That in itself is entertaining, but the humorous approach is certainly welcome. The characters could've been a little bit bigger and I wish you could blow away parts of the background. Overall, one of the most entertaining games.
GameFan Magazine (Jan, 1995)
Although no 64-bit power is exhibited here, Cannon Fodder is a fun, humorous and lengthy game, that I think most Jag devotees will find pretty entertaining. There's quite a bit of strategy involved, along with plenty of shooting action. Why they didn't render the little characters and make them a tad bigger and more animated bewilders me. CF coulda' been great.
Mega Fun (Mar, 1995)
Vorsicht, Jaguar-Freaks: Cannon Fodder ist grafisch gesehen für 64-Bit-Verhältnisse eine Mogelpackung. Bis auf minimale Verbesserungen (die witzigen Zwischenbildchen nach jedem Level sind neu und einige Kleinigkeiten bei der Hintergrundgrafik wurden detaillierter gezeichnet) sieht das Spiel absolut identisch aus zu den beiden 16-Bit-Versionen. Hier hat ‘mal wieder eine rasche Markteinführung nach der Devise “Je eher wir das Modul auf den Markt bringen, desto eher ist Geld in der Kasse“ Vorrang vor der Entwicklung einer Version gehabt, die speziell auf den Jaguar zugeschnitten gewesen wäre. Andererseits ist es ja nicht allein die Grafik, die ein Spiel ausmacht: Solange Spielbarkeit, Steuerung und Design stimmen, kann ein Modul auch bei noch so langweiligem Äußeren jede Menge Spielspaß zaubern. Cannon Fodder gehört nicht zuletzt dank Sensibles unverwüstlicher Spielidee in die Kategorie “Grafik pfui, Spielspaß hui“.
Atari World (May, 1995)
Cannon Fodder won't get top marks for its ported graphics but when it comes to sheer addictive gameplay, it's a thoroughbred. It isn't a game that'll have your friends oohing and aahing but when they do come round to see it, they won't be moving on in a hurry...