Tiny Troopers puts you in command of a team of small soldiers. War might be hell but this is the funniest way to fight in one!
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Very Positive (35 reviews) - 91% of the 35 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (579 reviews) - 83% of the 579 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 24, 2012

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“Tiny Troopers is a cute little war game that takes me back to my Hogs of War playing days.”
70 – Dark Zero

“If you do like top-down shooters and cartoony games in general, give it a try.”
72 – gamrreview

“Tiny Troopers delivers a delicious bite sized portion of Cannon Fodder-style shenanigans featuring a compelling economy system and heartbreaking permanent deaths.”
80 – Dealspwn

New Zombie Mode

The Tiny Troopers zombie mode includes:

  • Face endless waves of brain-munching zombies, including undead chickens!
  • Utilise air dropped crates of special weapons to lay devastation on the zombie hordes!
  • Use all your favorite Special Forces troopers to take down the undead.
  • Survive as long as you can against unending waves of normal and special zombies!

About This Game

Tiny Troopers puts you in command of a team of small soldiers. Guide them through 30 deadly missions with varied objectives: destroy enemy armoured formations, save hostages and eliminate enemy generals, to name but just a few.

Your troopers will face enemy infantry, snipers, technicals and even tanks. The casualty rate is going to be high but there’s an endless supply of fresh recruits to step up and fill the ranks. Those lucky troopers who survive from mission to mission will be promoted, and each new stripe they gain makes them tougher.

To increase your troopers’ chances of survival, use Command Points to give them better equipment, reinforce their team with a specialist like machine gunner, medic or delta force and call in support drops during missions. War might be hell but this is the funniest way to fight in one!


  • The safe way to fight in a war: you won't end up in a body bag.
  • Lead your troopers in 30 deadly missions with varied objectives.
  • Face enemies from infantry to snipers and tanks.
  • Reinforce your squad with specialists like machinegunner, medic and delta force.
  • Keep your troopers alive: they get better after each new rank they gain.
Give War a Chance!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS:Windows XP/SP3/ Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD X2 64 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB HD 2600 or better \ 256 MB Nvidia 7900 or better
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    • OS:OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor:Intel Mac
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Normally I don't like phone ports going on to Steam but this is one of the few exceptions. I bought the game on a whim as it was only 89 cents at the time and was surprisingly happy. The graphics style of the game is "cute" and the simple gameplay is quite addicting. I personally like how your units have a name and rank up as they battle through missions. You also can call in support in various ways and even shoot chickens! Another thing you can do is purchase bonuses for your men for the mission like armor, scopes, extra mags and more. If it is on sale I would get it as it is worth the few cents in order to buy it.

R.I.P LCpl Tommy
Your death by a tank shell to the face will not be forgotten.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Boot camp: Done
Mission 1: Done
Mission 2: Done
Mission 3: Babbysit dimwit journalists, Fail... Epic. All dead
Stuff missions, go Zombies...
Wave 1-7, too easy, Wave 8, getting swarmed, use rocket launcher, Kill 4 Zombies in 1 shot, Also kill both soldiers, LOLZ

Highly recommend this game, Cheap, Funny, and well worth the laughs
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Product received for free
accurately depicts the horrors of warfare
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Product received for free
Cute game :3 with cute soldiers <3

good game anyways~
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
61 of 71 people (86%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 2, 2015
Full metal jacket meets Loonie Tunes. A whole lot of fun, reminiscent of the old Cannon Fodder games. Overall it looked GREAT but the controls, since this was ported over from a touch interface, were a bit lacking. After the publisher read so many comments about this short-coming they added the ability to use keyboard / mouse for controlling your characters. I would have preferred Twin-Stick controls but I'll take what I can get here. :)

After the update I have been loving this game greatly. Game loads quick, gameplay itself is quick to pick up, and the graphics are, cartoony but, fantastic.

If you enjoy leading some characters around shooting and blasting things you'll have a great time with this title. Also, since everyone must join the bandwagon (and I, for one, love them for it), this game also includes a zombie survival mode. Maps are a bit small for my tastes and it gets a bit hectic sometimes leading your "snake" of men through the environment and zombies, but overall a ton of fun.

In summation, buy this game (on sale or full price) today and support a developer providing great games, and, who listens to their player-base.
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45 of 55 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 15, 2015
I am currently trying to get thru my backlog of games, which means I have around 2 thousand to play. Chose this game (thanks Josh) installed it, and felt like it was going to be another one of those budget pieces of crap.

I could not have been further off base with that assumption.

You begin each mission with a brief overview of your objectives. You get to see your squad, and how many people you will be bringing along for the mission. You can buy single mission upgrades, as well as training that lasts from mission to mission. Once you have selected your squad loadout, and upgrades, you begin.

Cute, colorful graphics work well, along with some nice explosion effects. Purposely cartoony sound effects and voice acting fit the theme. Varied mission objectives keep it interesting. Default controls are completely mouse driven, and are terrible. Switch over to WSAD movement and mouse controlled firing, and it controls perfectly.

$5 for this hidden gem. Wait for it to be on sale if you must, but Id pick it up at full price. Awesome.
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37 of 44 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2015
It pains me slightly to give this a negative review, but it just isn't quite good enough to justify the endorsement. It's not a bad game by any stretch, more mediocre than anything else - and it may appeal to big fans of the genre. I just wasn't particularly taken by it.

Although it's an iOS port, Tiny Troopers is far from poor and the dev deserves props for patching in some additional control options to overcome teething problems left over from the initial touch interface. A small thing, but always good to see. The game plays exactly as you think a casual topdown shooter would - you track through relatively simple missions with your squad, following along in a string ala Cannon Fodder. Unfortunately, the similarities pretty much end there.

There are quite a few missions in the game and trying to get three stars on all of them would be a reasonable challenge by the standards of an iOS game, even if they do get samey fairly swiftly. The zombie defense mode is also surprisingly fun for a little while. The graphics are cute and the humour is there, at the very least - the game seems reminiscent of the 3D Worms games in both senses.

Ultimately though, what's fun for an hour or two quickly gets stale - and that's why I can't recommend this game. Worth picking up on sale if you like the genre, but otherwise this one seems destined to clutter bundles. Tiny Troopers, I salute you for your efforts but I can't banish Cannon Fodder from my mind. Perhaps that's on me and I shouldn't be making so many comparisons, but that's just how I feel. It suffers the same fate as the numerous Lemmings clones have over the years - even today, they suffer by comparison to the original.
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
Tiny Troopers - A simple, cute and challenging little war game which is very similar to Cannon Fodder in terms of mechanics and gameplay, but has a health-bar system to make things a little bit less punishing, so if you like that series of games, you will likely enjoy this game too, I definitely did!

Tiny Troopers is a top-down shooter which was originally developed for iOS, earlier versions of the Steam edition left lots of evidence that this was a quick port, but patches and updates have really improved this game to benefit PC players such as making a new and better control system (WASD Movement with Mouse Aiming), fixing some smaller errors such as grammar/typos and re-adding the Zombie game mode (accompanied with achievements as a bonus). So, if you were thrown off from buying this game because of older reviews that were posted before the changes were made (such as TotalBuiscuit's review), please consider trying the current version on sale, it is freshly polished and has been vastly improved.

Tiny Troopers is a lot of fun, the Command Point system along with the Ranking and Leveling add a nice touch to make the game feel a bit more progressive. Individual trooper levelling makes a return and works essentially the same way as it does in the original Cannon Fodder games, each mission a particular trooper survives and completes will provide them with a new rank making them tougher, stronger and improve his weapon capabilities.
There are a total of 30 missions in the campaign, 10 missions per chapter. Once these are complete, there is a Campaign+ option to try and challenge yourself further giving this game some replay value, the Zombie mode is a nice touch too to give yourself something more to do.

There isn't much else to say here. The game is really enjoyable, while not exactly groundbreaking, and is a great game to play if you're looking to get into something quick and fun for a low price. It takes no time at all to get yourself clued up on how to play as the tutorial takes no longer than a minuteto complete because of the simple controls, meaning you can jump right into the action almost instantly. Also just for the record, this game is superior to Cannon Fodder 3.

For £3.99, I defeinitely recommend this game. When it is on sale, I can't recommend this game enough.
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24 of 37 people (65%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2013
Buy it if it's cheap.

It's entertaining, but don't expect it to be as good as Cannon Fodder 1/2. It lacks the fluidity and speed present in CF, also you can't split up squads. Such a comparison would usually be unfair, but Tiny Troopers is basically an unashamed attempt to be an "inspired by Cannon Fodder" type of game.

However it's better than the real Cannon Fodder 3. I'd also say it's better than Foreign Legion or Bunch of Heroes, so buy it if you were thinking of buying any of those. (If you're looking for something slightly less arcadey, look up 'recruits'. It's been greenlit but is not on the store yet. It's on Desura though. Also lookup running with rifles)

The campaign is weird. There's a persistent set of points/money used, which is gained by completing missions. But if you repeatable fail missions not only do your troops die (and therefore you get poorly skilled replacements) but you don't get any money. You often need to spend money to get some one-time only extra troopers, but if you fail the mission and therefore they die. It's as if the mission has cost you negative money! The game has an angry-birds style ability to choose to replay previous missions (complete with a 3-star rating) so I imagine players can grind old missions for money if they need to cash to buy some uber-force for later ones. I didn't have to do that when doing 'campaign 1'. A quick google and I see it's an iOS game with IAP. Now I'm not surprised by the odd campaign structure. ;)

The mouse controls are tricky to use, but very faithful to CF if you've played it. With the mouse, you click and ALL troops immediately go in that direction. If you want to walk one way whilst shooting the other a great amount of mouse dexterity is required (especially to keep a constant speed up). This was one of the major sources of difficulty in the original Cannon Fodder on later bullet-hell style levels and one of the main adrenaline producing factors.

Switching to WADS removes that sense of urgency but presents its own problems. (They're also non-rebindable, grr). The keyboard controls are strange and differ from the mouse controls in that all the people no longer move at once. They turn it into a semi twin stick shooter crossed with 'snake'. i.e. you only move the front guy and the rest follow, meaning that if you change direction most of your squad will staying in place for a second or so as the lead guy moves past them, which makes them easy bullet sponges for the enemy. It's pretty annoying.

I don't know if that quirk of the WADS control scheme is to make it more 'balanced' (as all troops instantly moving in the same direction would substantially reduce the likely-hood of your trailing guys getting shot yet be easier to control), or if it just wasn't thought about at all.

Also: The camera is a bit annoying when shooting, especially on the zombie level.

Overall it's quite fun. If they were to up the walkspeed of everything, make the projectiles slightly smaller, make the projectiles faster, make better walk animations, and fix the annoying WADS snake issue I'd say they'd have a very entertaining games on their hands.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2014
I like this one ! Real cute Casual Shooter! I love the added Zombie Mode also.I mean for the price ,bigtime on sale ( $0.99 Steam Summer sale 2014) its worth every penny! Give it a go and Stay Frosty !!
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0.8 hrs
Posted: October 24
Very Nice!
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3.7 hrs
Posted: October 22
-ที mission เล่นได้ถึง 30 mission และ Zombie อีก
-ตัวเกมมีพลังพระเอกเพียง 3-4 คนก็เอาชนะได้แล้ว (ความคิดเห็นส่วนตัว)
-อื่นๆ ที่ยังหาไม่ได้

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1.7 hrs
Posted: September 28
This game will make you want to die in level one.

why you ask?

Beacause its an acheivment.


You pressed read more and scrolled down all the way here, good job
you can scroll
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6.5 hrs
Posted: September 28
Tiny Troopers is a Cannon Fodder clone.

The original Cannon Fodder's roots were a satircal play on the pointlessness of war. It was fun, but also brutal at times. You cared about the soldiers you leveled up and felt sad when they died. It was (is) a video game classic.

Tiny Troopers lacks the original's humility, irony, satire, level design, strategic thinking and artistic variation. It also misses a few key features from the original (splitting troops, vehicles, hidden mines, graveyard) BUT it's quite a fun clone to play, so I'm recommending it if you get it on sale.
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0.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
buy it for a laugh its cheap
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Milk Man
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
>Enlisted into the military
>Fought through 2 grueling minutes of bootcamp, and then I was a trained infantryman
>Got my own squad of me and a black dude named Tom
>Killed myself and Tom in a landmine field to get an award
>Became another person with a white dude instead
>Continued to fight until my helicopter crashed
>Got mad so I shot like 7 civilians
>I quit the military and became a zombie hunter
>With my team of random dudes I found in a iraqi town we killed zombies
>and chickens
>zombie chickens
10/10 game
shot random jihadists and chickens
would recommend
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