Sounds like a job for Major Mike. You are Sarge, the Green Army sergeant, who's a shoot first, ask questions later kind of soldier. There are some control and gameplay problems at work, as well. The twenty-eight mission campaign will take you through three geographical regions, including a vast desert, swamp and an alpine forest. Army men 3D proves that war is hell.
Drive tanks, jeeps, half-tracks, and cargo trucks. From afar, you can't tell an enemy from a tree. But before you die, you'll get to enjoy the game's visuals, which include some great explosions, nice flamethrower effects, and first- and third-person views as well as a turret view from your tank. Still, we haven't seen enough commando-type war games like this, and it leaves me wanting more. The player assumes the role of Sarge, the leader of the plastic Green Army in their quest to destroy the Tan Army. The games multiple missions are not easy considering that only a few shots from snipers are enough to end the game, requiring you to recommence from the beginning.
As it might sound, it's very easy to get killed in Army Men 3D. The later levels in the bayou look better than the desert stages where pop-up runs rampant and save the game from getting an even lower graphical score. Most objectives require a steady hand like when sweeping for mines , expert driving skills when manning jeeps, tanks, and more , and an eagle eye for sniping. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of GameSpot is prohibited. Roll, duck, kneel, and cycle through your available weapons as you try to complete the objectives detailed at the beginning of each level. The Two-Player game is a variant on Capture the Flag in that you must sneak into your opponent's base to retrieve his or her flag.
Every conquering army needs a great leader. Other items worth mentioning: The music and sound aren't very strong, and the game is a little bit on the short side. Plastic Explosives Gameplay essentially boils down to controlling Sarge and conducting missions against Tan forces, sometimes with the help of other plastic companions, often times alone. Other notable features include three levels of difficulty, two controller configurations and support for the Dual Shock Analog Controller. That's unfortunate when you're really into a mission--and downright frustrating when it happens for the umpteenth time! There are even jeeps and tanks for you to drive around and over people. This is less an aesthetic complaint than a practical one, because you'll often not be able to distinguish an enemy soldier from a cactus or brush, and the terrain often has inexplicable sticky spots, both of which can get you shot. Missions range from search-and-destroy to rescue or reconnaissance operations, and you'll even drive one of four vehicles during the battles.
Playing as Sarge, a Green Army veteran, you take on the Tan Army with all the classic weapons: bazookas, flamethrowers, rifles, mortars, and more. Take control as the sergeant in the field, leading your men into the heat of battle in this tactical action game. Vehicles come into play, too, as Sarge can find and drive tanks, jeeps, halftracks, and other vehicles. The game camera is near perfect in the single-player mode because it sticks right behind your back, but since it's trimmed back toward the horizon in the two-play capture-the-flag game, it's too hard to see around. However, there are a number of factors that pile up and drag Army Men 3D way down. The control set-up feels somewhat incomplete because of the lack of a gun sight in the look mode and no strafe button at all. What it looks like is an exercise in real-time strategy.
It's a world with some narrative behind it, so a history lesson is necessary before we proceed. Of course, enemies don't bleed or anything--these plastic soldiers melt, shatter, and otherwise fall apart just like the toys. Army Men 3D is the first game in the Army Men series to be in 3D. It is known for being difficult to see the enemies in the first few levels because the enemies are tan and blend into the background. The game also offers three modes of play including a Boot Camp to practice the controls, a single-player Campaign against the Tan Army, and a Two-Player game against a friend or foe. The prerequisite strafe button is replaced by the ability to roll left and right, which is probably a bit more realistic, but the need for more precise control becomes apparent the first time you get caught in a crossfire. In the split-screen Capture the Flag mode, you place your ground troops in vital strategic positions and control your lead character as he goes for the flag.
You can be right near the end of a level, walk around a corner, and get eaten right up by a machine gunner. Prepare for combat in an all new 3D world where green and tan plastic soldiers have come to life. You'd better think about where you position your troops, however, or your plastic army man is off to toy-box heaven. Sarge brandishes rifles, bazookas, mortars, grenades, flame throwers, mines, and radios, morphing effortlessly into the correct posture for each. The graphics are the main offender here; they are muddy beyond even those in Sega's House of the Dead on the Saturn. If an enemy is farther away and not shooting at you, you might choose to ignore him for a moment, but the aiming function won't always let you.
Whether you're dodging bazooka shots, melting attacking infantry with your flamethrower, or sneaking behind enemy lines on special missions, you must do whatever it takes to bring down the evil Tan Army. Sarge is also able to call in airstrikes and reinforcements via parachute and command them to attack and defend objectives. Army Men was initially drawn up as a strategy game but eventually morphed into more of an action game with some strategic elements. They are now living beings bent on destruction. The game has basically the same story as the original Army Men.