Military Madness' setup is simple. Taking place on the moon, you must try to take over 32 areas, either by destroying all of the enemy units or taking over their base camp. Each of your unit types have different abilities, and the terrain you're on can affect their attacking power. Learning the nuances is the key to success, and gives Military Madness a surprising amount of depth.

Graphically and sonically, Military Madness didn't make any waves even back when it came out, and doesn't hold up that well now. But this is the type of game that doesn't really need flashy graphics. It's simple enough to pick up and play without wading through a huge manual, and the large number of levels and ability to play versus a friend give this a lot of replay value.

While it's not for everyone, if you're someone that like to exercise their brain while playing a game with entires like Advance Wars, you could do a whole lot worse than giving Military Madness a download. With the Virtual Console currently clogged up with tons of shooting games (especially on the TurboGrafx's side of things), this makes a nice change of pace if you're looking for something a bit slower but still exciting.

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