Downloads for Cannon Fodder
The tagline for the first game was "War has never been so much fun".
The theme tune (War Has Never Been So Much Fun) for the game was written by the lead game designer Jon Hare, with musician Richard Joseph. Vocals were sung by Hare himself. A little-seen music video of the song was put together to promote the original release.
The original game has hundreds of individually-named recuits, of which the first few — Jools, Jops, Stoo and Rj — were named directly after the development staff. As each recruit is killed in battle, he receives a tombstone on the hill and the next recruit in line takes his place.
players: single player
input: keyboard, mouse
distribution: 3,5 floppy disk, cd-rom
sound: Adlib, Roland, Sound Blaster
Abandonware DOS popularity: low