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  • genre Action / Arcade / Tactical
  • download size 26 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 1088 user ratings.
  • release date November 29, 1993
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Mac OS X (10.6.8 or newer)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Sensible Software / Codemasters
  • game modes Single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • manual (18 pages)
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What's cool about it:

  • Action-driven, fast-paced classic arcade gameplay
  • A mix of tactical insight and fast reflexes required, a good micro would be a plus
  • War has never been so much fun!


Don't wait till you see the whites of their eyes...
Don't kid yourself it will be over by Christmas...
Don't try to shut out the screams...
And don't forget to wash your hands afterwards...

From a queue of some 360 "eager" conscripts waiting to go to war, a team of up to six will "volunteer" for each new mission. Encourage your soldiers to shoot anything that moves, throw grenades, fire bazookas, drive tanks, fly choppers, split up and do their own thing... and die... Guide your no-hoper's troop straight through deadly missions. And if you lose some of them? There's more where that came from...

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Animated Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): Macbook (early 2009), Macbook Pro (mid 2007), IMac (early 2009), MacMini (early 2009), Mac Pro (early 2009), MacBook Air (late 2008). Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.

All user reviews:

User reviews:

Simple, addicting, and moving

Posted on 2009-03-28 13:06:11 bycaptfitz's avatarcaptfitz:

You haven't played a game like Cannon Fodder before. It has the simplest of controls: just the mouse and its two buttons, which are used to guide your squad of men around the map and tell them what to shoot at. This simplicity is what really makes the game work, and makes it so addicting. It's easy to keep playing "just one more" of the quick, action-packed missionsread more late into the night. And when this happens you will see the game's real depth: beneath the whimsical cartoon graphics is a message about the cost of war that will start to weigh down on you as the hill above the recruitment center in the games inter-mission menu fills with memorials for your fallen troops. You begin to get attached to your troops, who will gain rank as long as you keep them alive and fighting, and can become 'heroes.' The game hammers this sentiment home with pointedly brash dialog, and a nice stream of people constantly waiting at your recruitment center, looking very expendable.
The only flaw I found with the game is how hard it gets later. Like, pick-up-your-keyboard-and-break-it-over-your-knee-even-though-it-had-nothing-to-do-with-your-failure hard. But it can be done, and it's all the more rewarding when you do complete a killer mission.
At $6 and about a 30 second download, you are just moments away from a really remarkable gaming experience that you can play on any computer you own. Don't skip this one, you haven't played anything like it.

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War! Never been so much fun...

Posted on 2009-03-24 20:55:13 byajh209's avatarajh209:

Unique, and possibly the most anti-war war game ever made. Great fun, and the poppy image is one of the most striking in gaming. Wonderful to see this get an extended life here.

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Fantastic game

Posted on 2009-03-24 12:42:14 bymerkoth's avatarmerkoth:

Cannon Fodder was one of my favorite Sega Genesis games. The perfect mix of strategy and action, your job is to guide a small troop through the different scenarios taking care of any opposing forces you might encounter and taking down different objetives. Nice pixel art graphics and good music too!
It features many, many levels which will keep you entertained for a long long time, it's really a recommended buy.

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