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Shooter/Third-Person 3D Shooter
TEEN, Animated Violence, Violence
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Army Men: Sarge's Heroes lets you play the role of Sergeant Hawk as he takes on the Tan Army in a series of 16 missions. Over 40 different objectives must be completed, ranging from simple seek-and-destroy to involved reconnaissance operations. Players can also enroll in "Boot Camp" to practice firing weapons and work on combat skills before embarking on a mission.
As in previous titles in the series, the action is played from a third-person perspective. A map in the corner of the screen will help players find their way to an objective. Members of the Tan Army will try to thwart your progress every step of the way, so keep an eye on your health meter to know when to stop fighting and search for a Medkit. Also available on each level are ammo boxes (to replenish your standard-issue M-16), bazookas, flamethrowers, and sniper rifles.
Since you can't replenish ammo for the extra weapons, you'll have to take your shots carefully. Battle environments include real-world outdoor settings and indoor "alternate world" locales that include a giant bathroom, garden, sandbox, kitchen, and living room. Besides firing at everything that moves, Sarge can crawl on his belly, kneel, roll on the ground and climb ladders. Every hit makes Sarge move a bit slower, so it's important to avoid gunfire at all costs.
Up to four players can compete in one of eight multiplayer stages on a split screen. Players choose soldier color (green, blue, tan or gray) and difficulty level (easy, normal or hard) before deciding on victory conditions. Each mode differs in the number of kills needed for victory. "Family" setting is the easiest, with unlimited ammo and more default weapons to start with. Players can also opt to play multiplayer modes with teams or go for the default "free-for-all" mode.
The game supports the Rumble Pak for vibration feedback, the Expansion Pak for high-resolution graphics, and the Controller Pak to save game progress. Players without a Controller Pak can use passwords to continue the single-player campaign. Make General Grimm proud and rescue his daughter! ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide