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Cannon Fodder 2
Member Name: Boriski
Cannon Fodder 2
Date: 05/09/01, updated on 05/09/01 (45 review reads)
Advantages: Budget label, If you've finished the original and want more levels
Disadvantages: Not much different from the original, maybe even not quite as good
The sequel to another sensible software smash hit in 1995 was met with success but not nearly on the same scale as had been hoped.
Once more you were met with the hill baring the crosses marking the graves of your dead, once more you were met with the football scoreboard like kill tallies but yet it wasn't the same. There were just as many levels as before except now they were on all sorts of different levels such as in cities over dual carriage ways and on marsh land where you need to avoid quick sand.
In essence the game is the same as before. You control a squad of soldiers (again amusingly named after the members of sensible software responsible for making this game) and lead them through pointing and clicking with your mouse and firing on the enemy soldier (all dressed in blue).
The missions tend to follow the same tack, you must destroy some buildings or more often than not stop all enemy activity in a set area - translation slaughter the enemy.
In all this is quite a good game but when it was released it was given a full price which frankly was exorbitant. The game is almost exactly the same as the first in most ways and would have been much better value if released as an expansion mission pack.
Of course such concerns are irrelevent now as both Cannon Fodder and Cannon Fodder 2 are available on Virgin's budget label Sold Out Software at a mere fiver each.
I recommend getting both these budget games and letting rip now.