They say generals always end up re-fighting the last war, but when it comes to Operation: Vietnam, Eidos – and its US publisher Majesco – seems to have ignored the west's recent sandy adventures and reverted a couple of conflicts back.
Indeed, continuing the historical theme, the isometric/top-down squad-based shooter is reminiscent of classic old run-and-gun games such as Cannon Fodder and Commando.
Matt Nagy, of UK developer Coyote, isn't offended by such comparisons. "Hats off to Metal Slug and Cannon Fodder," he says. "Ours leans slightly towards a more serious game conveying a real-life story, but the focus is fun."