Army Men: Air Attack 2 for Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)
The Tan Army is at it again. In its never ending quest to eliminate its sworn nemesis, the Green Army, the Tan Army has begun an all-out assault on various Green positions within their own world as well as ours. Their evil machinations seem to have no end, as they're more than happy to capture Green soldiers, take over Green bases, and develop their own brand of weapons to melt their heroic opposition. Of course, the Greens aren't going to take this sitting down. A host of elite troops will take to the air in the newest prototype helicopter, marching through enemy positions to rescue their boys and push the Tan army back again, maybe this time once and for all. Army Men Air Attack 2 is the sequel to the original PlayStation's Air Attack and is one of a series of titles based on The 3DO Company's Army Men franchise. As in the original game, players will control a helicopter from a top-down, isometric perspective, traveling over fixed terrain that switches between the Army Men's plastic world and our own super-sized reality. As they go, they'll blow up any of the Tan forces in their path, assuring the destruction of their enemies and glory for themselves. Air Attack 2 is divided into 25 levels, and each level has its own unique mission objectives. Objectives range from heading behind enemy lines to rescue prisoners of war to blowing up Tan weapons strongholds. Players can rotate the helicopter as well as strafe with the L and R buttons, and they can use two different weapons: the quick-firing machine gun and the slower-but-stronger missiles. There are different kinds of weapons to use against the enemy, the type of which depends on the gunner you choose before the mission. Different pilots also alter the speed and responsiveness of the craft. The more missions that players complete, the more gunners and pilots they will have to choose from. In addition to the weapons, players will also control a winch to grab objects found along the ground. Occasionally they will rescue POWs with it, but it can also be used to pick up power-ups and health, as well as larger items that can be dropped on enemies or used to enter new locations. There are also blue blocks scattered around each map that function as a secondary objective; collect them all to unlock additional features.