Click on the button below to nominate Small Soldiers G for Retro Game of the Day. Moving at a lightning fast pace, and packing a flamethrower, laser-sighted rifle, and ninja throwing stars, Killigan is not to be underestimated. In the movie, the toys are in a huge war between the two factions of the figures - the Gorgonites and the Commando Elite. While he prefers non-violence and is generally regarded by his friends as a gentle giant, his mighty power can take down enemies in a instant. All of the game's action is viewed from an overhead perspective. Butch Meathook Heavy weapons expert. Everything is quite colorful, and all the objects are rather large once again, for the smaller players.
Stench He is a new Gorgonite which is not seen the movie. The combination adds up to the kind of game that requires both a fast trigger finger and some quick wits. On rare occasions during the game, both Punch It and Scratch It will appear together and perform devastating tag team moves. The mission scenarios are new to the game but use the characters and environments from the film. Missions take place in a wide variety of locations including, backyards, convenient marts and toy stores. Not only will you have to battle a constant onslaught of enemies, but you'll also have to solve some tricky puzzles to advance through the levels.
For a non 3d accelerated game, the graphics are good. The mission scenarios are new to the game but use the characters and environments from the film. You start off with only being able to use 3 characters at any one time. Fully mobile, you interact with the terrain throughout your various missions while you free trapped Gorgonite comrades who then aid you in battle. Small Soldiers by Electronic Arts attempts to re-create the diminutive. Players must defend their homes, schools, and local shops.
Those two major problems take the fun out of the game. Space Laid Waste Small Soldiers will turn the Commando and the Gorgonite action-tigure characters from the movie of the same name into two distinct races of beings, with the Commandos becoming fascistic warmongers. Now, you can vote for your favorite games and allow them to have their moment of glory. Plus, a two-player mode throws Archer against Chip in head-to-head or capture-the-flag combat Finally, a Dual Shock controller is a must if you want to feel all the heavy artillery fire. Archer steals it away and bows before Chip Hazard, jabbing the severed right arm toward Chip Hazard's chest, and hitting Chip Hazard's head with the right arm, thus plugging the right arm back into his right shoulder.
Toy soldiers are basically a cornerstone in everyone's childhood, or at least they were until tablets and smartphones took over. Not quite, but that is the general premise of Dreamworks Interactive's Small Soldiers game, Small Soldiers: Squad Commander. Fun and intricate puzzles are layered within each mission, requiring players to use their wits and problem-solving skills under constant enemy fire. When summoned he will use his razor sharp claws to cut through any enemies in the area. Old-timers will even recognize some classic Frogger-type arcade action in the toy store. This is by far the biggest problem in the game.
Freakenstein As from the name he is a creature which was torn apart by the commados and put back together in a disfigured way. While the Gorgonites appear to be some sort of alien-animal hybrid, the Commandos are basically your regular army toy soldiers, complete with military outfits and classic marine haircuts. In the game, the war takes place in an alien dimension where the figures are real creatures. There's also a two-player mode that lets you and a friend slug it out mano a mano. You often bump into walls when stuck in tight corners or when you react to sudden attacks.
Two-player play is fun but again, the control is an issue. Review In the world of video games, there are three great truths: Eating food you find on the ground makes you healthier, criminal masterminds leave plenty of loaded weapons lying around, and games based on movies suck. Otherwise you do this annoying forward arc thing. To pump the audio, actor Tommy Lee Jones re-ups as Chip Hazard's voice and a weird Gorgonite choir sings mesmerizing background vocals. There's nothing more fun than getting stuck on a wall, in a doorway or on an object.
Battles become increasingly more difficult and desperate as enemy reinforcements flock to aid their comrades. The game has not entirely taken every element from the movie, since it has added a few slight modifications. As you journey through the game's 15+ levels, you'll find ten deadly weapons, controllable war machines, and a few friendly faces from the film, who can be called upon for assistance. Although the graphics are really quite good, the game itself is a dull, repetitive, mindless third-person shooter with sluggish control and horrid camera problems. There's a sniper view, too, but Archer's best move was strafing, which locked his weapons on target as he ran. An interesting film license coupled with a generic third-person adventure game equals about 11 hours out of your life you'll never get back.
Only the distracting pop-up in the environments as you back into corners prevented a higher rating. Chanters These mystical Gorgonites are the controllers of the gateways between Gorgonite realms, they appear at the end of every level and must be presented with various coloured keys scattered throughout the level in order for Archer to progress to the next realm. Nibble The flying Gorgonite resembling a large bat, who swoops in from the sky when summoned to rain down fire on any nearby enemies. Why make a game of a film that uses excellent rendered visuals and then not use said visuals anywhere in the game? When summoned he uses his boulder fist to slam through any attacking enemies. Thus, in order to perform an action, you simply have to select the desired soldier and click anywhere on the ground. Players must defend their homes, schools, and local shops.
Small Soldiers will feature approximately 15 levels of singleplayer action and possibly 8 levels in two-player mode. Insaniac Known as the twister. Players choose to control either the mighty Commando Elite or the noble Gorgonites in up to 20 challenging, nonlinear missions. Many levels involve freeing captured Gorgonites who will then join you in battle against the Commandos. Later you gain control of more, but it still leaves you with very small armies. Thirteen weapons and many power-ups are at your command, including the handy shoot-around-the-corner starbolt. Young gamers will find a pleasing mix of some of today's more popular gaming elements.