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                                  Game: Cannon Fodder
                                 System: Sega Genesis
                                   Platform: Action
                                Creator/Developer: Sega
                               Author of this FAQ: A.K.A
                          E-mail: arminjewell[at]yahoo[dot]com
                                    Version: 0.2
                                  TABLE OF CONTENTS
    1.0 Version History
    2.0 Copyright Information
    3.0 Introduction
    4.0 Game Basics
    5.0 Walkthrough
    6.0 Credits
    ______________/1.0 Version History\____________________________________________
    0.2 - April 5, 2004 - Completed the missions 1-5, more coming as soon as I can
    beat it!
    ______________/2.0 Copyright Information\______________________________________
    Unpublished work Copyright 2004 Armin Jewell
    This document is protected by US Copyright Law, and the Berne Copyright
    Convention of 1976.  It is for private and personal use only--it cannot be
    reprinted in part or in whole, or reproduced in any way or in any form (written
    or otherwise).  It is a free document that cannot be used in any sort of
    commercial transaction, including selling it or giving it away as a gift.  This
    FAQ cannot be referenced, altered, or used by anybody (including webmasters,
    publishers, and magazine staff) without my expressed written permission.  This
    FAQ was created and is owned by me, Armin Jewell <arminjewell (at) yahoo (dot)
    com>.  It can be found exclusively at www.GameFAQs.com and at
    www.neoseeker.com.  All copyrights and trademarks are acknowledged and
    respected that are not specifically mentioned herein.
    ______________/3.0 Introduction\_______________________________________________
    Hello and welcome to the FAQ for Cannon Fodder.  This great little underrated
    game is a joy to play, and it is very addicting as it is challenging.  There
    are 24 levels of great fun and the difficulty level is great.  The general idea
    of the game is that you control a group of soldiers and you must eliminate any
    enemies in the area.  This FAQ's purpose is to help you in completing this game
    to its fullest extent.  Enjoy!
    ______________/4.0 Game Basics\________________________________________________
    A - Move Soldiers
    B - Shoot Bullets
    C - Nothing
    A+B - Shoot Grenades
    Start - Pause the game
    *** Note - To shoot grenades, you must have picked them up, and then secondly
    you must hold down the shoot button and then press A to fire the grenade.
    Main Menu
    The main menu is a little confusing, but I intend to clear that up.  There are
    three things you can basically do here.  You can load up a password that you
    either got or didn't get (cheated...) into the load section.  The save section
    is where you get your password for whatever mission you are on.
    Now, on the main menu screen itself are several things.  The "score" at the top
    is how many soldiers have been killed.  The home is your kills, away is the
    casualties of your army.  On the screen itself, on the hill is where a
    tombstone will appear if any of your men die.  Also, in the column on the left,
    the people under Heroes are killed, and the Squad is people still alive.  The
    number next to them is their ranking, and I'm not sure what it signifies.
    The combat system in this game is very interesting.  You basically are
    controlling an arrow, and that arrow can move on the whole map.  Of course, it
    is limited to the sight of the actual soldiers, so that's a very realistic part
    of the game.  Basically, you at the spot the arrow is at when you press B, and
    you move there when you press A.  When you pause the game, you can select a
    certain soldier to move by himself, and you can also look at the full map.
    ______________/5.0 Walkthrough\________________________________________________
    This is the heart of the FAQ, and definitely what you came for.  I will give
    information about each phase in each mission, and I will give you the starting
    information as well.  On the side of each mission header will be the password
    to get to that mission.  Here goes!
                         MISSION 1 - THE SENSIBLE INITIATION
    Password: None
    Phase 1: It's A Jungle Out There
    Phase: 1 out of 1
    Briefing: With 2 Soldiers You Must Kill All Enemy
    Recruits Remaining: 13
    Soldiers to Kill: 3
    Well this is probably the toughest level in the game...yeah just kidding.  This
    is very, very easy, and does not show the toughness of the rest of the game
    very well at all.  Go up and attack the soldier, then lure the other two over
    and shoot them to complete the phase and the mission.
                          MISSION 2 - ONWARD VIRGIN SOLDIERS
    Password: UZHNC
    Phase 1: Bridge Over the River Pie
    Phase: 1 out of 2
    Briefing: With 3 Soldiers You Must Kill All Enemy
    Recruits Remaining: 27
    Soldiers to Kill: 17
    The level of difficulty increases very fast here.  Right when the phase starts,
    look up to see a soldier crossing the river, so shoot him as soon as possible.
    Next, head around the trees and to the soldiers; lure them out to kill all
    three.  Next head along the bottom and pick off the two, and when you get all
    the way to the bottom left, wait there and a soldier will come, so you can sit
    there and get him.  Next, move up and kill the soldier by the river and head to
    the bridge.  Kill the lone soldier coming at you across the bridge, and then go
    On the other side of the bridge, head left to the opening in the trees to find
    a clump of three soldiers, so kill them off quickly.  Keep moving right and
    you'll come upon two more soldiers to kill off easily.  Killing them off should
    attract the attention of three more soldiers, so just stand there and pour it
    on.  That'll complete the first phase!
    Phase 2: Trash Enemy HQ
    Phase: 1 out of 1
    Briefing: With 3 Soldiers You Must Kill All Enemy
                                       Destroy Enemy Buildings
    Recruits Remaining: 27
    Soldiers to Kill: 19
    Buildings to Destroy: 1
    As soon as you see your men, start shooting.  Two guys will appear and you can
    kill them off fast.  Cross the river, ignoring the island, and to the other
    side.  You should see some soldiers waiting there, so get in sight and shoot
    the two up.  Continue on and through the water kill the guy on the lone piece
    of land sticking out, then land to kill the guy coming up from below.  Start
    crossing the river, but head for the upper part of land so you can easily shoot
    the soldier trying to cross the river.
    Continue on the small strip of land on the upper part of the river, and kill
    the soldier through the trees, then easily pick off the guy coming through the
    river.  Swim down to the big piece of land and kill the guy trying to swim up.
    Keep going left, and land to kill the next soldier.  Land soon on the opposite
    side to kill the final soldier by the river.  Cross the river to the land, and
    good riddance I say.
    Move along the ground way, killing four more soldiers and you will eventually
    get to a house/base type of thing.  There are technically unlimited guys that
    come out of the base, so I won't include them.  There are three guys in a clump
    above it always, so that is included.  To blow up the house, shoot the barrels
    next to it, and then kill off any remaining soldiers to finish the phase and
    the mission!
                          MISSION 3 - ANTARCTIC ADVENTURE
    Password: JHHJI
    Phase 1: Blast It's Cold
    Phase: 1 out of 1
    Briefing: With 4 Soldiers You Must Kill All Enemy
                                       Destroy Enemy Buildings
    Recruits Remaining: 41
    Soldiers to Kill: Many (All come out of buildings)
    Buildings to Destroy: 4
    This mission is much harder to complete, and the game steps it up a notch here.
    Here you basically just need to destroy the buildings, but the soldiers are
    there just as secondary items.  When you start off, move forward and jump down
    the cliff.  At no point should you stop to shoot the houses or shoot the guys
    unless you are in range of them.  Then, you can stop shoot and move again
    quickly.  Keep moving right until you get to a house with a lot of boxes around
    it.  DON'T SHOOT THE BOXES.  That will make it impossible to finish the
    mission.  Go and collect, and shoot the guys coming out, making sure you don't
    hit the boxes.
    Once they are all collected, fire one of the grenades at the house and then
    kill any soldiers around you.  Then, go left and follow it to another hut,
    which you should blow up as well.  Make sure when you are blowing up the huts,
    that the door is blown up.  If just the roof is blown up it is completely
    destroyed, but when you blow up the door it is done.  From the bottom house,
    head all the way right, up the ramp and then look to the upper level.  There
    might be a lot of enemies there, and a house.  It is just easier to launch a
    grenade to kill all of them plus the house.  After that, move left some more to
    get to the last house, and blow that up.  Make sure you killed all the guys and
    the mission will be complete.
                        MISSION 4 - SUPER SMASHING NAMTASTIC
    Password: OFLJA
    Phase 1: Beachy Head
    Phase: 1 out of 4
    Briefing: With 4 Soldiers You Must Destroy Enemy Buildings
    Recruits Remaining: 56
    Soldiers to Kill: Many (All come out of buildings)
    Buildings to Destroy: 5
    Start out by going down and to the right.  Follow the path along, killing the
    lone soldier until you get to a hut with a box next to it.  DON'T BLOW IT UP,
    because that will eliminate any chance of completing the mission.  Pick up the
    box, which will have several grenades in it, and then blow up the house with
    one of them.  Come back around the place to get back where you started.  You
    can go into the little area where there are a couple of soldiers, but remember
    you only need to blow up the 5 buildings.
    Go up from where you started to come upon another hut in the upper right part
    of the map, so blow that hut up along with any guys that are standing around
    there.  Make sure you don't kill your own guys!  Anyway from there, cross the
    river, killing any guys, and keep heading left and then down.  You will
    eventually come upon another hut, so blow that one up along with any guys, and
    then follow the river down to the last hut so you complete the phase!
    Phase 2: Pier Pressure
    Phase: 2 out of 4
    Briefing: With 4 Soldiers You Must Kill All Enemy
                                       Destroy Enemy Buildings
    Recruits Remaining: 56
    Soldiers to Kill: Many (All come out of buildings)
    Buildings to Destroy: 4
    This phase is basically a little break from the rest of the phases in this
    mission and the one before this.  It is very easy, fast, and simple.  Right
    from the start, shoot any of the guys coming across the water or shooting at
    you in general, and slowly move across to the other side of the water where the
    hut is.  Then, just throw grenades at it until it blows up to complete this
    Phase 3: Village People
    Phase: 3 out of 4
    Briefing: With 5 Soldiers You Must Kill All Enemy
                                       Destroy Enemy Buildings
    Recruits Remaining: 54
    Buildings to Destroy: 2
    The basic idea of this level is that you should have a system where you know
    where you have gone already, so that you can work through this level quickly
    and efficiently.  Anyway, as I give directions on the key locations, any
    branches off of the main path should be explored and all enemies should be
    killed.  Let's begin.
    From the start, head left until it branches down, and head downwards.  Keep
    going, killing guys along the way and you will come upon these weird slow
    moving guys.  These are the natives, and they will not hurt you, but you can
    still kill them if you like.  Keep heading downwards, then left into the area
    with the four huts.  The only one you need to blow up is the one with the door
    on it.
    After you do that, go back to the first fork on the way back and head right to
    the river.  Kill the guys along there, then get the grenades on the other side,
    and all the way up are some more grenades.  From there head down along the
    riverbank to get to another hut which you should destroy along with the other
    soldiers that are lying around there.  Make sure that when you blow up the hut,
    you don't go into the quicksand, which is right to the left of it, cause it
    will kill any guys that touch it.  Anyway, head back to the fork and head to
    the upper left part of this map and kill off any remaining soldiers to complete
    the phase.
    Phase 4: Quicksand
    Phase: 4 out of 4
    Briefing: With 5 Soldiers You Must Kill All Enemy
                                       Destroy Enemy Buildings
    Recruits Remaining: 54
    Buildings to Destroy: 1
    From the start, go up and avoid the quicksand.  Kill the guys along the way and
    then when you get to the next quicksand, blow up the land mine on the bottom
    part of the quicksand, then move around it, kill the soldier, and get the
    grenades.  Keep going, around the top of the next quicksand, then downwards.
    Make sure you are always looking out for mines.  Head to the left part to kill
    a bunch of guys and blow up the hut.  Watch out for the guys that throw
    grenades.  Once you hear the sound of a grenade being thrown, run so you don't
    die.  After the hut is blown up head right to the water and go along it killing
    any more guys to complete the final phase and the mission!
                         MISSION 5 - THOSE VICIOUS VIKINGS
    Password: DNKFG
    Phase 1: The Valley of Ice
    Phase: 1 out of 3
    Briefing: With 3 Soldiers You Must Kill All Enemy
                                       Destroy Enemy Buildings
    Recruits Remaining: 72
    Buildings to Destroy: 6
    Now there are rockets!  Anyway, the toughest part about this phase is that
    there are rockets, but it is so linear that it isn't too bad.  Start out, go
    left and kill all of the soldiers you come upon.  Destroy the first hut that
    you see, then move on and go across the river to the second one.  Go back
    across to the third and fourth ones, killing all of the enemies along the way,
    then back across again to blow up the fifth and sixth ones.  On the way you
    should have picked up some grenades and rockets, but they aren't necessary for
    this mission though.
    Next, go across the tree line and be careful!  There are two enemies with
    rocket launchers and they use them.  Kill the upper guard, then, while moving
    towards the far rocket launcher guard, shoot the closer one and then the far
    one to kill them both without them firing a single shot.  Continue on and kill
    any last enemies to complete the phase.
    Phase 2: Barmy Bazookas
    Phase: 2 out of 3
    Briefing: With 3 Soldiers You Must Kill All Enemy
                                       Destroy Enemy Buildings
    Recruits Remaining: 72
    Buildings to Destroy: 6
    This phase is quite difficult as there are a lot of missile launcher enemies in
    this level.  Keep on your guard and especially keep moving to avoid getting
    blown up.  Anyways, from the beginning, head left and blow up the hut along
    with the missile soldier that is in the way.  Go downwards from the hut,
    killing soldiers along the way, and then right to get to a hut which you should
    blow up.
    Next, head down across the river, past the island and to the other side of the
    river.  There, keep heading downwards to find a hut to blow up and a hut with
    rockets by it.  Pick the rockets up and blow up the hut, then head left.  Go
    all the way left, killing the soldier, then head back a little and up to go
    across the little ice path.  Kill the soldiers, along with the missile soldier,
    and then head all the way up.
    Once you get to the top of the map, head left across the river and kill the
    soldier.  Keep heading left to kill a couple more soldiers, then head downwards
    on the peninsula killing all the soldiers along the way.  When you get to the
    hole in the ground stand by it for a little bit, so that you can kill all of
    the soldiers that come out.
    Finally, head to the tree section and scourge the place of any enemies.  This
    is a tough section in the game, but if you stick with it and use guerilla
    tactics, like staying back and killing them one by one, you should be fine.
    Again beware of the missile soldier, and once all the soldiers are gone, blow
    up the hut to finish the phase.
    Phase 3: My Beautiful Skidoo
    Phase: 3 out of 3
    Briefing: With 4 Soldiers You Must Destroy Enemy Buildings
    Recruits Remaining: 72
    Buildings to Destroy: 3
    From the start, go down and blow up the hut, killing any guys in the way.  Go
    down and to the left to pick up some missiles, killing a soldier along the way.
    From there head down again until you get to an intersection, and at this point
    you should go south to kill the soldier that is shooting missiles at you.  From
    that point a soldier wil come from the top of the screen, so take care of him
    and then keep moving down.  Watch the river as many guys will cross it, along
    with a missile launcher enemy on the other side of the river.  Keep heading
    down to get to a hut, and blow that up.
    Once you blow up that hut and no soldiers are coming after you, get into the
    vehicle, which I guess they call a Skidoo...go figure...anyway, get in it and
    drive off to the right around the trees, over the water, and run over as many
    soldiers as possible.  Once you run over most of them get out and blow up the
    final hut to complete this phase and the mission.
    ______________/6.0 Credits\____________________________________________________
    CJayC - For hosting my FAQs
    GameFAQs FAQ Contributer Board - For some good advice on the FAQing buisness
    Copyright 2004 Armin Jewell

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