Playing a bit like 16-bit classic “Cannon Fodder” (which I played on both the Amiga and the Atari Jaguar), but with a slower pace and a higher emphasis on collecting and puzzle solving, “Absolult Firepower” is a great send up to times gone by, but with its own flair.
For those unfamiliar with Cannon Fodder, it was a top-down, slightly isometric, wargame where you moved around a solider (or soldiers) and took out enemies. Other than grabbing the occasional weapon or vehicle, there wasn’t much to collect. “Absolult Firepower” is the collect-a-thon version of the genre in contrast. And for those who don’t know, Cannon Fodder may have had the greatest theme song in video gaming history. Certainly the most satirical, at any rate.
“Absolult Firepower” says “Absolute Firepower” in the menu screen, though that may be a localisation decision by the developer if it wasn’t an English-language game originally. Either way, it does make finding it in the Dashboard a little tough if you’re not careful. It originally launched at 240 Microsoft Points, but these days sells for the equivalent of $1.
Here’s what the publisher (Room 4 Games) has to say about the game:
“Give freedom to Kaalamarii Islands. Defeat the oppressive army.”