Cannon Fodder: Retro

Cannon Fodder: Retro game of the day


Cannon Fodder was an action-strategy shoot’em up developed by Sensible Software for the Amiga in 1993. Virgin ported the game to home computer systems DOS, the Atari ST and the consoles Jaguar, Mega Drive, SNES and 3DO.

The player controls a small squad of up to four soldiers armed with machine guns which kill enemy infantry with a single round. The player’s troops are similarly fragile, and while they possess superior fire-power at the game’s outset, the enemy infantry becomes more powerful as the game progresses. The troops are directed through numerous missions, battling enemy infantry, vehicles and installations.

Cannon Fodder has a darkly humorous tone which commentators variously praised and condemned. Its creators intended it to convey an anti-war message and the games opening theme song shows this.


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Posted on May 8, 2013, in Retro and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I wasted many hours of my childhood playing this. Its sequel was quite amazing as well – basically the same game only 100x nuttier.

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