PC fans craving real-time strategy action on Game Boy Color may have found their title with FORCE 21. In the year 2015, World War III has broken out. Technology has progressed to the point that air-based nuclear attacks are ineffective, so warfare will be conducted the old-fashioned way: through large-scaled attacks of armored units and infantry. In this one-player strategy or action game, you'll choose to either control the American or the Chinese military forces, each side comprised of the same eight different unit types. From the speed and power of a tactical helicopter attack to the all-out brawn of a platoon of tanks, you'll have all the warfare options you'll need to carry out your plan of attack. In order to complete the game, you'll have to battle your way through 16 different missions that take place all over the world, in such locations as barren snowfields, yawning deserts, and crowded cityscapes. FORCE 21 is compatible with Game Boy Color systems only.
From the Manufacturer
The year is 2015 and World War III is about to begin. Recent advances in "Star Wars" technology have removed the threat of global nuclear conflict and reopened the option of conventional war between great powers.
While the fragments of the Soviet Union continue their slide into economic and social chaos, free-market China has become the preeminent power in the Far East. Desperate for natural resources to sustain its economic boom, Beijing invades the central Asian republic of Kazakhstan, drawing both Russia and the United States into a bitter struggle that ultimately will determine who will rule the world in the 21st century.
Force 21 for Game Boy Color is the first of its kind to reach the handheld platform. In this real-time tactical (RTT) game, the player must choose which nation to defend, China or the U.S., as an elite Armored Platoon Commander. The game follows the previously released PC version in story line, missions, and vehicles but reorganizes the complexities of the title aiming for a more arcade-like theme for the game. WWIII is in the palm of your hand. Choose sides.