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Version: 1.00 | Updated: 06/07/2010
Cannon Fodder Name FAQ by Rob Browning (pluvius3 @ gmail.com) v1.00 (Written June 6, 2010) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *TABLE OF CONTENTS* ----------------- I. DISCLAIMER II. VERSION HISTORY III. INTRODUCTION IV. NAMES V. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CLOSING WORDS ************** I. DISCLAIMER ************** This FAQ is copyright 2010 Rob Browning, all rights reserved. All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders. Redistribution for profit is prohibited. Free distribution is allowed provided that this FAQ is left intact and unchanged, with credit given to the author, and that any sites distributing this FAQ update it regularly. Personal, private use of this FAQ is allowed with no restrictions. ******************** II. VERSION HISTORY ******************** v1.00 (06-06-10): First release. ****************** III. INTRODUCTION ****************** Q. What is this FAQ for? A. This FAQ contains a list of the names of the recruits that fight for your side in Cannon Fodder, a game developed by Sensible Software for many different systems including the Commodore Amiga. This FAQ is based on the Sega Mega Drive version, but should apply to most of the others as well. Q. Why did you write this FAQ? A. One of the most noticeable things about Cannon Fodder is that each of your squadmembers, most of whom die horrible deaths only to be replaced by others, have individual and non-random names. This is a pretty neat touch as well as one that drives home the point that war treats soldiers, each of whom are unique beings with unique histories and families and such, like interchangeable parts in a machine. I wanted to see what this list of names was, as well as if there were any Easter eggs included. I thought some other gamers might be interested. Q. How exactly did you dump the list of names? A. First of all, I used a nice little hex-editor called Thingy to do a relative search in the ROM. A relative search allows one to find a line of text anywhere in the ROM, even if the line of text isn't encoded in ASCII (the standard method of digitizing text); for example, I searched for the name "Jools" which led me to the area of the ROM where the list of names could be found. Since this list was encoded in simple ASCII, all I had to do from there was dump the list to a standard text file and edit it manually. It was actually pretty easy; Sensible did not use multiple methods of encoding the text, nor did it use any tricks to make the ROM size smaller (which would've made dumping the list consequently more difficult for reasons which go beyond the scope of this document). Q. Is the list complete? A. Yes. There are 360 recruits that show up by the end of the game, and there are 360 names on the list. Q. So are there any Easter eggs in the list? A. Yes, there are several: -The first five or so names are nicknames for members of Sensible Software and the Cannon Fodder development team. Jools programmed the game, Jops designed the levels, Stoo did graphics, and RJ and Jops both wrote the music. Ubik is also a reference to a Sensible member, though I'm not entirely sure about the next few (there were a Chris and a Pete, but I don't know about a CJ). -The last few names are negative and insulting, since you'd have to be very wasteful of men to get to them and your chances of beating the last mission would be fairly low as a consequence. -There's a pretty interesting mix of names; some of them are dead normal such as Greg and Frank, while others like Killer and Pizza are more bizarre. -The names do unfortunately repeat themselves on occasion. Most notable is the fact that Steve pops up once, then once again, then a third time almost immediately after the second. -Wizkid was the name of one of Sensible's other games, a sequel to their popular Wizball game. -There are some famous pairs and groups on the list. These include Mario and Luigi; Ali and Tyson; Iceman and Goose; Bono and the Edge; Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young; the crew of the starship Enterprise; and a horde of Biblical characters. ********* IV. NAMES ********* Here's the whole point of the FAQ, the list of names: JOOLS JOPS STOO RJ UBIK CJ CHRIS PETE TADGER HECTOR ELROY SOFTY MAC BOMBER STAN TOSH BRAINS NORM BUSTER SPIKE BROWNY MURPHY KILLER ABDUL SPOTTY GOOFY DONALD WINDY NIFTA DENZIL CEDRIC ALF MARTY CECIL WALLY PERVY JASON ROY PEEWEE ARNIE LOFTY TUBBY PORKY NORRIS BUGSY GREG GUS GINGER EDDY STEVE HUGO ZIPPY SONNY WILLY MARIO LUIGI BO JOHAN COLIN QUEENY MORGAN REG PETER BRETT MATT VIC HUT BUD BRAD ASHLEY LES REX LOUIS PEDRO MARCO LEON ALI TYSON TIGER FRANK REUBEN LEYTON JOSH JUDAS AJ LEX BUTCH BISON GARY LUTHER KERMIT BRIAN RAY FREAK LEROY LEE BANJO BEAKER BASIL BONZO KELVIN RONNIE RUPERT ROO DAN JIMMY RONNIE BOB DON TOMMY EDDIE OZZY MARK PADDY ARNOLD TONY TEDDY DOM THEO MARTIN CHUNKY JON BEN GIRLY JULIAN GARY PIZZA MARK CIARAN JOCK GRAVY TRENDY NEIL DEREK ED STEVE BIFF STEVE PAUL STUART RANDY LORETA SUZIE PUMPY URMER ROGER PUSSY MEAT BEEFY HARRY TINY HOWARD MORRIS THOR REV DUKE WILLY MICKY CHAS MELONY CRAIG SIDNEY PARSON ROWAN SMELLY DOK STEW DONALD ADRIAN PAT ICEMAN GOOSE DIPPY VIV FAGS BUNTY NOEL BONO EDGE ROBBIE SEAN MILES JIMI GORDON VAL HOBO FUNGUS TOILET LAMPY MARCUS PELE HUBERT JAMES TIM SAUL ANDY ALF SILKY SIMON HANDY SID GEORGE JOFF BARRY DICK GIL NICK TED PHIL WOODY WYNN ALAN PIP MICKEY JUSTIN KARL MADDOG HORACE HAROLD GAZZA SPIV FOXY NED BAZIL OLIVER RETT SCOT DARREN EDWIN MOSES NOAH SETH BUDDAH MARY PILOT MCBETH MCDUFF BELLY MATHEW MARK LUKE JOHN ASLAM HAM SHEM JOSHUA JACOB ESAW OMAR SAUL ENOCH OBADIA DANIEL SAMUEL BEN ROBBO JOEBED ISMAEL ISREAL ISABEL ISARAT MONK BLIP BACON DANUBE FRIEND DARRYL IZZY CROSBY STILLS NASH YOUNG CHEESE SALAMI PRAWN RADISH EGBERT EDWY EDGAR EDWIN EDRED EGGPIE BROS SONIC ZIGGY ALFRED SIGGY HILDA SNELL SPARKS SPOOK TOPCAT BENNY DIBBLE BENKER DOSEY BEAKY JOIST PIVOT TREE BUSH GRASS SEEDY TIN ROLLO ZIPPO NANCY LARRY IGGY NIGEL JAMIE JESSE LEO VIRGO GARTH FIDEL IDI CHE KIRK SPOCK MACCOY CHEKOV UHURA BONES VULCAN FESTER JETHRO JIMBOB DECLAN DALEK HICKEY CHOCCO GOCH PABLO RENOIR ROLF DALI MONET MANET GAUGIN CHAGAL KID HULLY ROBERT PIERS RAITH JEEVES PASTER ADOLF DEITER DENI ZARK WIZKID WIZARD IAIN KITTEN GONNER WASTER LOSER FODDER ************************************* V. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND CLOSING WORDS ************************************* Thanks to: Sensible Software, for developing this game. Virgin Interactive, for publishing this game. CJayC and everyone else at GameFAQs, for their excellent resource (as well as giving me a place to host this FAQ). This FAQ can also be found at Neoseeker. Necrosaro, for creating a great hex-editor specifically for ROMs. The makers of Kega Fusion, the prime emulator for pre-Saturn Sega systems. Sega, for making the Genesis (Mega Drive), a system that had so many good games despite being second-best. And, of course, you for reading. Questions, comments, and criticisms can be sent to pluvius3 @ gmail.com (without the spaces obviously). Please put "Cannon Fodder FAQ" or something similar in the subject line so I will know what the email is about. If you mention something that I feel should be in this FAQ, I will insert it in a future update and give you credit. Copyright 2010 Rob Browning, all rights reserved.