Army Men: Air Attack

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Army Men Air Attack cover art.jpg
North American Playstation cover art
Developer(s) The 3DO Company
Publisher(s) The 3DO Company
Platform(s) PlayStation, Windows, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color
Release date(s) PlayStation
  • NA: November 2, 1999
  • EU: March 2000
Nintendo 64
  • NA: July 14, 2000
Game Boy Color
  • EU: November 24, 2000
  • NA: November 2000
Windows
  • EU: June 22, 2001
Genre(s) Shooter game
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Army Men: Air Attack (released as Army Men: Air Combat on the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color) is the fifth game in 3DO's Army Men series. It is a shoot 'em up game developed and published by 3DO for the PlayStation, Windows and Nintendo 64. Like Army Men: Air Tactics it focuses on aerial combat and features the same protagonist, Cpt. William Blade. It is one of the first Army Men games to be powered by a 3D engine where terrain and units are rendered in real-time. A simplified port for the Game Boy Color was also released.

Overview[edit]

In Army Men: Air Attack, the evil Tan army is making a move into Green territory. Only one man has the ability to stop their advance: Captain William Blade. Take command of Blade and his ragtag crew of chopper pilots as they fly one of four choppers Huey, Chinook, Super Stallion, or Apache through 16 missions of plastic carnage. Help them maneuver through perilous settings like the "Backyard" and the "Picnic." When you get tired of seeing your buddies melted on the barbecue, call a friend to help you in the Cooperative Play mode. If sharing is not your thing, knock your friend's chopper out of the sky in a head-to-head match up. Either way, with Army Men: Air Attack, it is real combat with plastic men.

Plot[edit]

The Green and Tan armies are once again at war, this time by air. Players can select either the Huey, Chinook, Super Stallion or the Apache. In addition to the Tan Army are hordes of insects that players must also fight off. Players must protect tanks, trucks, other helicopters, a train, a teddy bear, and a UFO.

Pilot one of four helicopters through the treacherous terrain of the backyard, picnic areas, and nearby beaches. Engage in Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground combat with enemies ranging from battleships to butterflies. Utilize the unique abilities of each airship to capture giant Teddy Bears, blow up sand castles, and save Sarge from being melted by kids with a magnifying glass. The main character is a Green Air Cavalry pilot named Captain William Blade. This game has over 12 missions with three extra choppers to unlock. The first helicopter is a Huey, then a Chinook, a Super Stallion, and finally an Apache. There are also three extra co-pilots to unlock. The first pilot is 'Woodstock', then 'Rawhide', next is 'Hardcore', and lastly Sarge Hawk. Captain William Blade, the leader of the newly formed Alpha Wolf Battalion, does battle against the mighty Tan empire in both the real world and plastic world.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GBC N64 PS
AllGame N/A N/A 3.5/5 stars[1]
EGM N/A N/A 6.33/10[2]
GameFan N/A 69%[3] N/A
GamePro N/A 4/5 stars[4] 3.5/5 stars[5]
GameSpot N/A 7.5/10[6] 7.5/10[7]
IGN 7/10[8] 7.6/10[9] 8/10[10]
Nintendo Power 3/5 stars[11] 7.1/10[12] N/A
OPM (US) N/A N/A 4/5 stars[13]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 65%[14] 78%[15] 71%[16]
Metacritic N/A 77/100[17] N/A

The Nintendo 64 version received "favorable" reviews according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nguyen, Cal. "Army Men: Air Attack (PS) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Army Men: Air Attack (PS)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 2000. 
  3. ^ "REVIEW for Army Men: Air Combat (N64)". GameFan. 2000. 
  4. ^ The D-Pad Destroyer (August 11, 2000). "Army Men Air Combat Review for N64 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on December 22, 2004. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ Scary Larry (November 24, 1999). "Army Men Air Attack Review for PlayStation on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on April 6, 2005. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (August 2, 2000). "Army Men: Air Combat Review (N64)". GameSpot. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (October 27, 1999). "Army Men: Air Attack Review (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ Harris, Craig (March 14, 2001). "Army Men Air Combat (GBC)". IGN. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ Boulding, Aaron (July 19, 2000). "Army Men: Air Combat (N64)". IGN. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (November 23, 1999). "Army Men: Air Attack (PS)". IGN. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Army Men: Air Combat (GBC)". Nintendo Power. 140: 135. January 2001. 
  12. ^ "Army Men: Air Combat (N64)". Nintendo Power. 133. June 2000. 
  13. ^ "Army Men: Air Attack". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. 2000. 
  14. ^ "Army Men: Air Combat for Game Boy Color". GameRankings. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Army Men: Air Combat for Nintendo 64". GameRankings. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Army Men: Air Attack for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  17. ^ a b "Army Men: Air Combat for Nintendo 64 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 

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