thumb|256px|link=Small Soldiers: Squad Commander is a 1998 PC strategy game based on the film Small Soldiers. You control a squad of either Gorgonites or Commandos in objective-based scenarios. The gameplay is much like micro-managing in a typical RTS. It was published by Hasbro Interactive, but is also developed by DreamWorks Interactive.
All out warfare in a battle to save your neighborhood!
The game differs from the film and unlike the Small Soldiers (PS1) version the plot and theme were changed. The film is ultimately set in the real world while the game is set in a fictional "3-D cartoon-like" reality-city called, "New Bedford". The Commando Elite and the Gorgonites awake in a large room on a chest. Chip Hazard criticizes Archer as weak and cowardly, pulls Archer's right arm off, and finally assaults him by using Archer's own right arm, right after Archer informs wisely to Chip Hazard and pushes away from him with the right arm. Archer steals it away and bows before Chip Hazard, jabbing the severed right arm toward Chip Hazard's chest, and hitting Chip's head with the right arm, thus plugging the right arm back into his right shoulder. After the incident both are still arguing but they suddenly both charge at each other, and crash; thus, the PC player must choose their campaign squad.The main campaign for both the Commando Elite and the Gorgonites, is trying to eliminate each other, until they reach the main Small Soldiers Industry, while they are destroying the town itself.
The Commando Elite's plan is to exterminate every isolated Gorgonite scum and non Commando living specimen; if the outcome is victory, the Commando Elite plans to exterminate Washington D.C. and build technological Commando industries for their moment of glory in a new special Commando Militarism Planet.The Gorgonites' plan is just the opposite to defend every life form cherish freedom, and conservate a melting pot of ecosystems. If the outcome is victory they plan to change the Commando Elite's behavior from changing their micro-chips and uniforms into dainty behaviors and blouses from the Gwendy Doll chips, thus defending the planet and a melting pot of new wild animals in New Bedford.
PC UserEditThe players choose to control either the mighty, noble and heroic Gorgonites or the evil Commando Elite in up to 20 challenging, nonlinear missions. The mission scenarios are new to the game but use the characters and environments from the film. Fun and intricate puzzles are layered within each mission, requiring players to use their wits and problem-solving skills under constant enemy fire and demolition.
Players must defend their homes, local shops, and labratories. Battles become increasingly more difficult and desperate as enemy reinforcements flock to aid their comrades.
The game features upgradable weapons, mines, bonus artillery, cloning, booby-traps, power gadgets, detailed graphics, dynamic music, and a kid-friendly design.