Codemasters announced Cannon Fodder 3 back in January 2011, and now, in 2012, GFI (Game Factory Interactive) have released a playable demo for the Russian version of Cannon Fodder, an action tactical game developed for PC and Xbox 360 based on the original Cannon Fodder game by Sensible Software, back in the 90’s on the Atari and Amiga.
Several military groups of Europe, Asia and Africa have made a military alliance to establish dictatorship by joint efforts. Your goal is to stop them at any cost. Even with a price of thousands lives of soldiers named “cannon fodder”, who are ready to die everywhere and every time it’s needed.
The premise behind the game is simple : take control of a group of little men and send them round a variety of landscapes looking for other little men to blow up or shoot in the face.
Each member of your team that survives a level is available for the next mission, thus making progress a little easier. The original game has hundreds of individually-named recruits, of which the first few — Jools, Jops, Stoo and Rj — were named directly after the development staff.
Personally, I’m not too impressed with the new version of Cannon Fodder, though some of the destruction animations are pretty good. Had I been in charge of the design, I would have opted for this style, by Brett Stebbins from Stare Studios. What do you think?