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Posts tagged “Cannon-Fodder”

Feature: Still never been as fun

Have You Played… Cannon Fodder?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. This was the first videogame controversy I was ever aware of: the British Legion were cross about the use of the poppy in Cannon Fodder, and the tabloid newspapers were slamming the game as a result. I didn't have a complete grasp of…

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Feature: A load of old balls

Dini And The Wonderkids: A History Of Football Games

FOOTBALL. It's been on your telly for the last few weeks and it's staying there for a few weeks more. FOOTBALL. Every supermarket is full of products adorned with the looming faces of men who kick balls for a living. FOOTBALL. It's only gone and found its way onto RPS as well. The World Cup comes but once every four years and it's a time…

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War Used To Be So Much Fun: Tiny Troopers

Tiny Troopers, which had previously been announced as a cleverphone game, will be bringing its Cannon Fodder inspired japes to PC and Mac later in the year. From Finnish studio Kukouri, the game adds mid-mission upgrades, inventory drops and specialists to the core of its spiritual forefather, which was, in the developers' words: "commanding little soldiers that die easily on the battlefield and get promoted…

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Retrospective: Cannon Fodder

I still remember a pub-based conversation around the time of its release. It involved the relative merits of Syndicate with Cannon Fodder. We loved them both, clearly. Everyone loved them both. But were we to call, we preferred Syndicate. But perversely, everyone also agreed that in the terms we were used to thinking of, Cannon Fodder was the better game. They're an unusual pair, you…

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