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Sarge\'s Heroes

Army Men: Sarge's Heroes was a more lighthearted take on the Army Men series that takes place in its own alternative continuity from the main games (Army Men, Army Men II and Toys in Space), the game was released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64 and in 2000 for Sega Dreamcast, Sony PlayStation and PC.

Despite the game receiving a mixed reception, it was a commercial success and spawned a sequel in Sarge's Heroes 2 which was released in 2001 for the Nintendo 64, Sony PlayStation and PlayStation 2.


"A world exists quite different from our own. And there, a battle rages out of control. A battle between good and evil... Green and Tan." - Game Prologue

The story begins with the Tan Army invading the Green Army's forward base with Sargeant Hawk being woken up from the attack. After fighting invading Tan troops and making his way through the base, he finds Colonel Grimm who tells him that Sarge's team - Bravo Company - were captured and taken away by the Tans, and sets out to find them. While on a helicopter, Sarge and Grimm spot a Blue tank in a nearby town, meaning that a Blue Spy was nearby. Sarge then follows the Blue Spy through a portal to the Real World and captures him.

When General Plastro finds out that Sarge has captured the Blue Spy and discovered a Portal, he gets furious and leaks footage to the Green Republic of Green Soldiers being tortured by a "Death Ray" which is in fact a magnifying glass. Colonel Grimm then sends Sarge to seek and unite his squad.

He begins by rescuing his bazooka man Riff, from a Tan Base. He is then sent to rescue his Minesweeper Hoover and his Machine Gunner, Thick. He eventually finds Hoover in the middle of The Black Forest. Sarge then learns that Thick was captured and taken through a portal. After Sarge goes through the portal, he is transported to an outdoor garden. Thick is eventually found and both Thick and Sarge go back to the Plastic World . As they leave, Vikki Grimm, Colonel Grimm's Daughter, sneaks out of the Green Base and into the Black Forest, where she is captured by Tan Soldiers. While Vikki is being interrogated, she proposes to help General Plastro win the war, which he accepts. Sarge is then sent to rescue Shrap, in a Gulag. There, Sarge releases several Grey prisoners, who in turn, help attack the Tan. Sarge is surprised when he finds out that the Tan are turning Red, Green and Grey Soldiers into Spiders. After Shrap is rescued, Sarge is sent to Fort Plastro to destroy a Portal. Sarge then learns that Vikki is with the Tan Army as he gets thrown in a sandbox to die. As he fights his way through, he finds Scorch. Scorch tells him that Vikki is deceiving Plastro and tells him about Plastro's plans.

The Green Army then attacks Fort Plastro, which upsets Plastro even more. Plastro then learns that Vikki was using him and abducts her. Sarge fights his way through a Sandbox to get to a rocket. This Rocket sends him to a Kitchen where he rescues Vikki and come up with a plan to stop Plastro. As Sarge is stopped halfway through a Living Room by Plastro, who thinks he has Sarge cornered, but is then taken by Precious, a Poodle. After spotting the last Portal, Sarge and Vikki escape, blow up the Portal and is reunited by the rest of the Squad including Colonel Grimm. In the end, General Plastro gets plastered.




Fans of the PC series were typically disappointed by the Console spin-offs such as Sarge's Heroes. This was because they tried to make Sarge's Heroes appeal to a much younger audience (some say this killed what was essentially a more mature game), but also because they gave Sarge a name and made him a character - whereas he had previously been depicted simply as a regular soldier out there doing his job and felt this also drastically reduced the realism of this series. These fans also cite this as the starting point of when the series began to spawn lower quality game after game in wake of Sarges Heroes' unexpected success.

Despite that, there is still large fandom for the Sarge's Heroes series and fondly look back at the game and its sequel. These fans enjoy the story, the unique depiction of Sarge as a character than just a soldier and the dark humor being a pleasant surprise to the game.

In addition, the series from this point on apparently distanced itself from the first 3 games and World War series, thus seemingly making it an Alternate Universe to the earlier games.


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