Plotting, planning and execution - these are the hallmarks of Commander's Challenge's gameplay. Choosing from the three factions of Allies, Soviets and the Empire of the Rising Sun, you have to wage war through the 50 scenarios which challenge you to wipe your foe off a specific map. You start off by making sure you can mine the land of its natural resources and process them for credits to build power generators, barracks for your troops, research factories and hangars/bays to create vehicles for land, sea and air, and more.
Each unit, whether it's a gun-toting troops, armoured tank, giant Soviet war bear or a brain-frying Japanese school girl, can be moved swiftly and easily to locations on the map, with multiple commands that can make them defend areas, hunt down enemies or infiltrate bases. They also have a secondary function, meaning your war tactics can be as diverse and adaptable as the landscape you roam on, as trees and civilian structures topple under the strains of battle. And should you want to get an edge in the conflict, there are always the powerful Protocols you can unleash on your hapless foes, including the ability to command massive satellite orbital bombardments or freeze a selection of enemies in their path.
A comprehensive and light-hearted tutorial shows you the ropes, making Commander's Challenge a deeply involving and friendly title. With its range of mission types and the visual action which unfolds right before your eyes, there's always something to keep you active and excited.