The Mean Greens - Plastic Warfare Review

The Mean Greens - Plastic Warfare Loading Screen

The Mean Greens – Plastic Warfare Review

We had high expectations for The Mean Greens – Plastic Warfare and it did not let us down. It really is a worthy spiritual successor to Sarge’s Heroes.

A Rundown for Busy Gamers

For those without a lot of time here is a laundry list of features and why they work:

  • 10 Gameplay modes, one for each map and all of them are vastly different
  • 6 Weapons with excellent mechanics and hitboxes
  • Voice and text chat for coordinating with your friends (sometimes a blessing and a curse)
  • Party systems for playing with your friends
  • Dedicated servers so only people with the worst connections will complain about net code

None of those really tell you how great the game is so we’ll do that now.

Tight Controls for “The Mean Greens – Plastic Warfare”

In a game like this control is everything. Fortunately the game works great both with keyboards and controllers. Ducking, diving and rushing into the enemy lines are all very easy to do. Switching weapons is simple as well.

The Mean Greens - Plastic Warfare Cereals

The level of effort put into each stage is astonishing.

Winter Wonderlands and More

Each stage has a level of effort put into it that you rarely see in gaming today. Shower heads run in the bath tub with accompanying sound effects. Outside the house a storm blows viciously. Just looking at the stages is part of the fun.

The Mean Greens - Plastic Warfare Underwater Physics

Altered physics and jump pads create an extremely fun environment for each match.

Multiple and Interesting Missions

The Mean Greens – Plastic Warfare also does not disappoint players on objectives. Depending on which side you are playing you may have to defend or attack a birthday cake, lighting or protecting candles as needed.

The Mean Greens - Plastic Warfare Octopus

Stages move around you with speeding toy cars and rubber ducks providing additional platforming hazards.

Each environment feels vastly different along with the missions. It’s a completely different sort of game when you fight in an aquarium with low gravity or fighting through a Foosball table. There are 10 maps in all and we hope they will add more down the line.

A Few Drawbacks

Despite how much we enjoy the game it isn’t completely perfect. Weapons are limited and despite how fun the missions are they’ve been done in one form or another in other games.

The Mean Greens - Plastic Warfare Birthday Cake Defense

Limited weapon selection is the only real complaint we have with the game.

Some maps also devolve into rocket and grenade spam due to low respawn timers. All of these problems can easily be fixed down the road and we hope they are.

Mean, Confusing Music

Perhaps the weakest part of the game is the music. While one or two tracks fit, most are odd and quite repetitive. The “Happy Birthday” variation stands out as the worst song in the game.

Beyond Charming

It’s hard to put into words why we love this game so much. “Charming” is the closest we can come to it. Every aspect of the game feels like someone really loved the setting and characters.

4/5 – Great – An amazingly fun title with tons of replay value. Every single match is fun and interesting even if you are just admiring the inspired level design. Only a bit of limited weapon selection and innovation keeps it from receiving a perfect score. With additional content packs or free updates this really could become the best army men game ever made. Even in this early state it’s incredibly fun to play with friends. Right now the game is on sale for a highly affordable $9.89 USD and we highly suggest you pick it up.

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Scholar is a former Journalist and Researcher. He now handles this site as a hobby. The writers here do it out of love for gaming, not for the money.

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