|Publisher||Spectrum Pacific Publishing|
|Download||v1.2 (Full version)|
One of the main things we want to experience when we play a game is something that we simply can’t do in real life. This is exactly what Assault Trooper is giving us the opportunity to do.
Assault Trooper is an isometric shooter that is comprised of around 50 different missions in war locations such as North Korea, Afghanistan and Libya among many others. Your objectives in this game can vary depending on the location, but most of the time you will have to defeat the enemies in an area, gain control over certain documents or rescue hostages from a specific place. All of these integrate seamlessly in creating an authentic, interesting experience that really makes you feel a part of the massive game world.
Graphically the game looks far from impressive, even at its release, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun playing it. The maps are pretty simple and the buildings don’t look that great. The character design however is really nice and you do get into the shoes of your character, as the immersion is there.
When it comes to the gameplay, most of the missions can be completed by using a stealth approach as you try to reach your objective. Using cover, going through bushes and avoiding enemies is a great, but slower way to finish a level. If you use this approach, you should know that there is even a noise indicator that will show you the direction you heard the noise from so you can head the other way. There’s even a map that shows you the whole layout of the current location, which is really neat.
When it comes to weapons, you can choose fan favorites like the knife or you can go with a trustworthy pistol. There are lots of weapons to choose from so you will certainly find what you are looking for. You do need to keep in mind that there’s a weight limit in regards to how much you can carry so plan efficiently beforehand.
You can’t encounter any sounds other than a few booms and pistol shots, but on the other hand this helps with the immersion so some might forgive the game for not having a decent soundtrack to go with it.
Assault Trooper’s gameplay is really neat because you do play a commando that has a free approach on each mission. You can explore the game at your own pace and approach each mission with your own strategies. If you want, you can even create your own missions thanks to the great, intuitive mission editor that’s really helpful.
In the end, Assault Trooper is a very good tactical game that provides you with a cool gameplay and lots of freedom that you can rarely see in the modern games. Yes, the difficulty might be a little hard at times but it’s adjustable. In addition to that, the intricate style, numerous missions and punishing gameplay at times recommend this title for strategy users that want a challenge!
The commando has limited ability to carry items. The maximum load varies from 15kg to 20kg depending on the difficulty level.
|Knife||close range, ineffective||0.5|
|Grenade||does quite a mess in a small room||0.5|
|Pistol||slow and pretty harmless||0.5 + 10bullets/clip|
|Uzi||very fast||3.0 + 20bullets/clip|
|M-16||fast, basic choice||4.0 + 30bullets/clip|
|Shotgun||hits well but non-automatic||4.0 + 10shells/box|
|Flamer||burns everything it hits||5.0 + 2.0/fuel|
|Bazooka||heavy but very powerful||5.0 + 2.0/rocket|
|Medikit||heals 25% of max. health||2.0|
|Explosive||a nice remote detonated blast||1.0|
|Mine||makes your feet history||0.5/4 mines|
|Kevlar shield||protects from bullets||5.0|
- FearMTC, Suomipelit.com (2003-06-01), "Assault Trooper review" (in Finnish). Archived from the Suomipelit.com Game Database on 2015-05-16. Retrieved 2015-05-19.
|Language:||English • Suomi|