Your mission is to rescue the members of Sarge's squad from the evil "tan army guys" army. A series of progressively more difficult missions teaches the player to become proficient in using traditional army man weapons, including the M-16, sniper rifle, mortar, hand grenade, and bazooka. Unlike many multiweapon games, Army Men: Sarge's Heroes offers choices of firepower that aren't gratuitous. Each weapon has specific advantages and all of them are needed to complete the missions. It's a little detail, but one of the coolest features of this game is that your onscreen hero assumes all the classic army men poses when using the weapons: the machine gunner, the hand grenade thrower, the standing marksman, even the classic "crawling guy" are faithfully represented.
So how are the missions? In a word: fun. All are challenging, and one gets to fight in places where your mom would never let you, such as the kitchen and the bathroom. With great combat action, interesting missions, and a good dose of humor, 3DO has another Army Men victory. --Jeanne Uy