Sensible Software’s Cannon Fodder is one of those quintessential classic games that every Amiga owner has either owned, played or at least heard about and that no right-minded retro gamer should be without it in their collection (including the excellent 3DO version).
Released just before Christmas of ’93 it seemed that the floppy disks were a permanent resident inside my A1200 and weren’t ejected until the postman delivered my Christmas edition of Amiga Format (#54).
Not only a brilliant magazine (and a collection of magazines that I won’t part with) but the cover disk contained a very special edition of Cannon Fodder dubbed ‘Cannon Soccer’. This was a two level Christmas edition of Cannon Fodder which also played homage to Sensible Software other great hit, Sensible Soccer.
So, with Christmas approaching and feeling like a bit of festive retro gaming I thought I’d fire it up again and…head out with my fellow grunts and blow stuff up…o.k, well maybe not that festive then 🙂
My copy of AF is looking a bit dog-eared now and sadly the cover disk is long gone but I managed to track down an .adf file edition for use with WinUAE.
A quick scan through magazine instructions just to refresh my memory…yep, shoot everything 🙂
This special Christmas edition contains two levels, ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ and ‘It’s snow time!’
Now Cannon Fodder can be a one tough game in the later stages, but this Christmas edition is rock hard…or i’m loosing my touch!
Right here we go…(Sensible Soccer) pitch invasion.
I bet the footy player wasn’t expecting gun totting defensive formations!
..and I wasn’t expecting a bazooka carrying goalie!
The second levels starts off a little easier with only a few natives to deal with.
War is not fun, but Cannon Fodder Christmas edition certainly is!