|Starship Troopers is a squad based, 3D action game set in the 23rd century.
Like the novel and the movie, the PC game is about the experiences of the men
and women of the Mobile Infantry. During the game, the player assumes the role
of a Lieutenant, given charge of a platoon at the commencement of the 3rd
Terran Space war. This is a war between humanity and the giant arachnids of
Klendathu. The game consists of a linear, 20-mission single-player campaign.
You're given an initial allotment of about 40 soldiers. Though you'll
occasionally rescue some new recruits in a mission, this pool of soldiers
must see you through the entire campaign. Troopers killed in action are gone
for good. Before each level, you must create and outfit a strike team of
between 12 and 21 troopers to take into battle. At the mission's end, each
surviving soldier is awarded experience points that eventually cause him to
be promoted. The higher a trooper's rank, the better his overall performance.
New equipment, such as better weapons and armor, becomes available at
predetermined times within the campaign. The graphics and animations are all
well done but the tactical aspects tend to get tedious.