Army Men: Sarge's Heroes is an action-shooter video game that was released for Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Dreamcast, and Microsoft Windows. It is part of the Army Men series of video games based on the plastic toy soldiers. It was preceded by Army Men 3D and succeeded by Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2. The player normally controls Sarge, a Sergeant in the Green Army and fights evil General Plastro and the members of the Tan Army. Both armies are named after the usual colors of toy army men. The game's storyline is somewhat dark, partly because of General Plastro's killings.
Campaign is the main mode of Sarge's Heroes. The player plays as Sarge, the protagonist for many of the Army Men games. The player travels through several missions, completing objectives, killing enemies, destroying vehicles, and rescuing people. The plot starts out as the Tan Army is invading the Green Army base. Sarge rescues Colonel Grimm and they evacuate the base in a helicopter. In the game, Sarge discovers portals that lead from the "plastic world" to the "real world". The Tan Army is getting "Weapons of Mass Destruction" from the "real world" (toys and ordinary objects, e.g. magnifying glass). Throughout the game, Sarge rescues commandos of his own unit, Bravo Company. Sometimes they are in Tan bases, and other times he has to go through portals and save them from the "real world". To avoid the destruction of the Green Army, Sarge must destroy the portals and stop Plastro.
Boot Camp is a training level in which the player learns the controls. Boot Camp consists of training areas for all weapons, an obstacle course, and a "live fire course" in which Sarge is shot at.
Army Men: Sarge's Heroes is the sequel to Army Men 3D. You play Sarge, a green soldier, in their war against the dirty Tans. As Sarge, you'll be gathering up an elite unit to aid the greens in their effort. Not much has changed since the first game. It is now a third-person action shooting game, as opposed to the top-down view from before. You'll still run around shooting up the Tan guys in every level, using a variety of military weapons to defeat them.
These weapons include, but are not limited to your standard rifle, mines, grenades, rocket launchers and the sniper rifle. Each weapon has a time when it will be especially useful, such as when fighting enemy tanks. Speaking of tanks, you, too, can drive one. Ammo is scattered around the level, sometimes hidden so as to make you work for it.