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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.