I'm in the midst of working my way through Cannon Fodder for a new review in the Games Library
right now. I have to admit that it's a game I'd heard mentioned a ton
but never played back in the day.
Wow. Just, wow. What a gorgeous, fun little Amiga-first game by the badass Brits at Sensible Software back in 1993.
I hope to get the review up in the next 1-2 days. I finally see what all the commotion is/was about. There is some serious homage to Lemmings
, as well as Commando
in a weird yet beautiful way. The graphics are really tight and while I was initially bummed to see it was a mouse-driven game, after playing it fairly extensively I can't imagine not
using a mouse. I mean, you could (I'm looking at you NES), but the mouse gives you that extra "oomph" of precision and speed a joystick or even gamepad would lack in a game like this. It even encouraged me to clean my mouse a bit.
I'm playing off my new A1200's original hard drive, which is quite noisy by today's standards. The game came pre-loaded with the WHDLoad version, which has a save feature. The original game came on 3 disks, although I'm not sure if you could save with those. What a drag if you couldn't!
In any case - good stuff. I'm sucked in!