Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops Review
- Simple to control tactical warfare.
- Lots of collectables, with a decent upgrade progression.
- Doesn't contain the versatility some may want in their real time strategy.
Very reminiscent of the Cannon Fodder series, Tiny Troopers 2 is a simple to control real time strategy game that does not take itself too seriously at all, and ends up being quite enjoyable because of it.
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The first Tiny Troopers is a game we missed reviewing when it was released last year. Well now that the sequel is out, we can amend that error. Many comparisons have been made of this series to the early nineties action series Cannon Fodder, and that comparison is quite apt indeed. You take control of a number of tiny troopers (as the name would suggest) who move, fire, and duck out of the way of enemy projectiles as a cohesive unit. You have primary and secondary objectives to achieve in small maps, and there are plenty of collectable to acquire as well (which help upgrade your ranks and weaponry), making you a greater force to be reckoned with.
Best of all, everything is done with simple taps and swipes. Tapping on the screen directs your movement, tapping on an enemy will fire a burst at them, and swiping will cause your troops to hit the dirt. You can also hold down to move, but that doesn't work as well, and you have to keep issuing the order to fire on an enemy if your first burst didn't take them out. You also gain explosives which can be dragged and deployed with a huge reticle. Just keep out of the way because those things pack a punch, and will level any structures near by. As you travel around, you will find health kits, extra weapons, dog tags, collectable messages, and medals which can be used in lieu of cash to upgrade your weapons, your camouflage, and buy you new specialised soldiers.
While it technically is a tactical real time strategy game, like its inspiration, Tiny Troopers 2 focuses more on the action, while using the map overview (with purchasable tactical hints) to plan attack. Most maps only have a couple approaches, with the 'off the beaten path' approach yielding more collectable goodies. There are also vehicle levels which offer a fun little change, as you are now on rails, and have to keep your transport in shape until the end of the mission.
For those looking for more action than strategy, Tiny Troopers 2 takes what the first game did and expands upon it. The progression of upgrades is consistent, and they appear to enhance a completable experience rather than being required purchases that are needed to grind for. This is a fun light tactical experience that doesn't take itself too seriously, and should be an easy recommend for fans of the genre.
Description*** FREE for a limited time! ***
Tiny Troopers are back and better than ever! Decked out in new uniforms and sporting the latest in military hardware, the troopers are just itching to get back into the fight! Test your mettle and lead your troopers to victory in three thrilling special operations!
LOCK AND ROLL!
Jump on a humvee and man the .50 Cal turret-gun as your driver makes his way through the enemy infested territories while avoiding tank shells and a rain of bullets.
Customize your troopers with new uniforms and train them up the military ranks. Upgrade their rifles and body armor to help them survive longer on the battlefield.
Recruit specialists ranging from medics and machine gunners to the elite Delta Force and the flamethrower wielding Flamer to help you on your missions.
MEAN AND LEAN
Use slick touch controls to move your squad, unleash a hail of bullets and decimate the enemy ranks with grenades, rockets and air strikes.
SURVIVE THE HORDE!
Help the Tiny Troopers fight through endless waves of zombies in 3 action-packed maps. How long can you survive among the undead hordes?
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