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Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder Devastated Review

March 8, 2018 / 8:00 AM

By: Jesse Waldack

Thanks to Nintendo Dads Podcast Patron Chris Wareing for writing the following review for Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder Devastated.

Title: Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder Devastated
Developer: iFun4all
Publisher: iFun4all
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: 3/1/2018
Reviewed by: Chris Wareing

Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder Devastated is a single player tower defense game by iFun4All.  It is also a Nintendo Switch exclusive but is a remake of Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder, which has been remastered for Switch. The main objective is to complete the three campaigns; Classic, Winter Warfare and Switch exclusive mode, Zombie Warz. You are armed with a lone tank in the bottom left corner of the screen as enemies make their way across.  You must eliminate them before they reach your base.

The graphical style of Paper Wars is a cartoon sketch pad with various doodles drawn on scraps of paper.  It’s very aesthetically pleasing and adds a touch of humor with the moans and groans of the eliminated enemies.

The aim of the game is clear, beat an Act then progress to the next slightly harder Act. The first 5 or so acts are used as a tutorial as you get to grips with the game.  The control system is extremely simple, you aim the reticule and hold A for power and let go to fire. When the screen fills up with enemies it does get a bit panicky. I found myself scrambling for a power-up, which includes mines, airstrikes and rage rockets that are a very welcoming mechanic to clear a level.

Paper Wars is a simply a mobile game spruced up for the Switch, not that it does much wrong.  It does exactly what it says ‘tower defense’. You either like it or you don’t and sadly I don’t.  I found myself playing it in 10-20 minute periods as that’s all I could stand. I would not recommend this as a family game as, firstly, its single player, secondly, it is not interesting enough to take turns and, thirdly, the fast nature of the game might overwhelm younger kids. Overall, it’s a very so-so game. If you like ‘tower defense’ you may like Paper Wars, however, it is very basic at best.

About the author /


Having played Intellivision and Atari games since he was six, Jesse has not only grown up with video games, but has seen just about everything. A husband and father of three teenagers, he still tries to squeeze in a game or three when he is able.

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