Players: 1 Player Game | Genre: Action
Release Date: 10/24/06
By now, most of us are only interested in “The Red Baron” in the form of a pizza (or if we are really desperate, a history paper.) But now, let us hearken back to the days of our youth, clamoring for the only interesting part of the Sunday paper… the comics.
Though I didn’t understand most of the WWII drama, I do remember how excited I got to see Snoopy, the world’s favorite beagle, fall asleep atop his doghouse and climb into his plane to fight the Red Baron. Now, in Snoopy vs. the Red Baron , Namco Bandai will take us back to those dogfights in the sky.
The premise is simple. Snoopy (probably right after a huge lunch of kibble) falls asleep on his doghouse and finds himself once again battling the elusive Red Baron over “France.” The game is completely kid friendly and will be a great introduction for any kid into the world of flight sims. The controls are simple and the worlds are bright and fantastical. To add to the appeal, many of our other favorite Peanuts characters will appear, including- of course- Woodstock.
The game, in its present state, is engaging and easy to pick up. There will be more than 50 missions when the game is released, featuring 25 weapons and many unlockable planes. The missions will range from simple gunfights to reconnaissance, open-ended flight missions, as well as on-the-rails boss battles.
They say that you cant ever go back. Well, with their release of Snoopy vs. the Red Baron, Namco Bandai will give you all the reason in the world to walk up to “them” with your nose in the air and give them a swift kick in the knee. Because my friend, you now can go back.