CONFIDENTIAL. 0600 hours: Tan forces captured Bravo Company Commandos. General Plastro has new weapons of mass destruction: magnifying glass, M-80 firecrackers and the garbage disposal. This is a job for Sarge. Requisition M-60s, shotguns, bazookas, flame throwers, grenades, sniper rifles, mortars, mine sweepers and plenty of ammo. Good luck, soldier.Amazon.com Little green plastic army men: perhaps one of the all-time classic toys. Who hasn't spent hours of their childhood enacting epic sandbox battles with these little guys? With their Army Men series, 3DO has let gamers see the world from the army men's two-inch-tall perspective. Your mission is to rescue the members of Sarge's squad from the evil "tan army guys" army. A series of progressively more difficult missions teaches the player to become proficient in using traditional army man weapons, including the M-16, sniper rifle, mortar, hand grenade, and bazooka. Unlike many multiweapon games, Army Men: Sarge's Heroes offers choices of firepower that aren't gratuitous. Each weapon has specific advantages and all of them are needed to complete the missions. It's a little detail, but one of the coolest features of this game is that your onscreen hero assumes all the classic army men poses when using the weapons: the machine gunner, the hand grenade thrower, the standing marksman, even the classic "crawling guy" are faithfully represented. So how are the missions? In a word: fun. All are challenging, and one gets to fight in places where your mom would never let you, such as the kitchen and the bathroom. With great combat action, interesting missions, and a good dose of humor, 3DO has another Army Men victory. --Jeanne UyPros:Excellent combat gameplayInteresting missions in cool real-world locations, all to scaleTraining area teaches you the ropesCons:Multiplayer options do not include a cooperative modeNeed a memory card to save your game Product description CONFIDENTIAL. 0600 hours: Tan forces captured Bravo Company Commandos. General Plastro has new weapons of mass destruction: magnifying glass, M-80 firecrackers and the garbage disposal. This is a job for Sarge. Requisition M-60s, shotguns, bazookas, flame throwers, grenades, sniper rifles, mortars, mine sweepers and plenty of ammo. Good luck, soldier. Review The first game in 3DO's Army Men series for the console systems, Army Men 3D for the PlayStation, lacked a great deal of spit and polish but had enough going deep down to make you hope for a sequel, albeit one that was much improved. The sequel, Army Men: Sarge's Heroes, has now arrived for the Nintendo 64, but not much, if anything, has been improved upon, and it contains a whole new batch of problems. You once again take the role of Sarge, a soldier on the Green side of a world full of plastic army men. The Green are in a war against the Tan forces, who have recently begun importing terrible weapons from our own world, such as magnifying glasses, which they use to melt your men down to plastic puddles. Your mission is to gather your troops, a la John Belushi in The Blues Brothers, to create a unit capable of stopping them. Your arsenal is made up of weapons from Army Men 3D, such as a machine gun, flamethrower, and grenades, with new additions like a sniper rifle and mines. The game camera in Army Men 3D's single-player mode was near perfect because it stuck right behind your back, but in Sarge's Heroes, it seems to have loosened its grip a bit. The camera does float behind you, but when your character turns, it takes the view a few seconds to catch up. You might turn around the corner of a barracks and confront an enemy unit, who will fire upon you immediately, but he won't come into view for a few seconds. Or you could be in close quarters running around an opponent, trying to face him to get a shot off, and it might take three turns to get it just right. You probably won't need to get close to too many troops, though, since the autotargeting is set so you can pick off enemies situated in towers simply by firing in their general direction. That was in place in Army Men 3D, but you weren't really able to get away with just running around blasting opposing forces because you'd get eaten up by machine-gun fire. Now, while enemies still fall with one shot, your character is a lot tougher,
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