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.
- Cannon Fodder (lunaticoutpost.com)
- there is no such thing as cannon fodder at this level (sippey.com)
Posted on May 8, 2013, in Retro and tagged Amiga, Atari ST, Cannon Fodder, DOS, Entertainment, Game, Games, gaming, Gossip, History, retro, United States, Video game, Video Games. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.