Pixel Soldiers: Saratoga 1777

224 reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this game

1777, the year with three gallows in it, and perhaps the most crucial year of the American War for Independence. The British sought to control the Hudson River valley and crush the colonial insurrection. The campaign was a failure, and in the end British General John Burgoyne was forced to surrender to the Americans. Having proven capable of striking a mighty blow against an Empire that the sun did not set on, victory at Saratoga convinced the French to support the rebels and enter the war. It was the beginning of the end for British rule over the thirteen colonies.

How will you fare?

Fight for Crown or Colony in Pixel Soldiers: Saratoga, the next great wargame from Jolly Pixel in the acclaimed Pixel Soldiers series (Bull Run, Gettysburg, Waterloo, and The Great War)!

Saratoga is a turn based strategy/war game that features addictive gameplay that’s casual enough to pick up and play while still featuring plenty of depth. With a robust AI, seven scenarios, and a sandbox mode for a never ending war, Saratoga feels like a full featured PC game shrunk down to fit in your pocket.

Saratoga features seven scenarios, mostly based on historical battles. Some battles have been tweaked for playability, with battles ranging from small to huge. Included are:

• Crown Point (hypothetical).

• Ticonderoga (large scale, tweaked from reality for more pixel on pixel violence).

• Hubbardton (small/medium skirmish, historical).

• Fort Stanwix/Oriskany (combines Oriskany ambush and the Stanwix siege into one engaging scenario).

• Bennington (smaller historical battle).

• Freeman’s Farm aka First Battle of Saratoga (large, historical).

• Bemis Heights aka Second Battle of Saratoga (historical, and quite large in scope!).

Saratoga boasts these awesome features sure to please your inner grognard:

• Turn based, with a friendly save ability making it easy to wage war on the go. Can save different ongoing campaigns.

• Tutorial.

• Single player against an impressive AI or hot seating against an opponent.

• A multitude of units at your command, all dressed in their finest pixels. British Line Infantry, Grenadiers, Guard Infantry, Light Infantry, German mercs, Jaeger Riflemen, Loyalists, Indians, medium and light artillery. American Musket and Rifle Militia, Continental Regular, Veteran Infantry, Light Infantry, Riflemen, light and medium artilley. Even bateaux (small warships) make an appearance in the order of battle!

• Units are not cookie-cutter in nature and each performs a different role on the battlefield, giving the player plenty to contemplate.

• A sandbox mode for endless replayability after the campaigns are complete. Includes previous sandbox maps and a new one entitled King’s Mountain. Additionally, a new mode—Fight to the Death—has been added.

• Classic wargaming elements: morale, line of sight, the importance of terrain, and victory through strategy, not luck.

• New to the series, leadership points! Representing command and control you’ll never have enough points to do everything you want (or need) to perform.

• Leadership points can be spent on personally leading a unit into battle (for a combat boost), ordering a double-time march, and recovering and rallying troops that have become disordered or routed.

• Some more new additions to the Pixel Soldiers series being seen for the first time include the inclusion of a new Routing Phase at the end of the turn, more in-game feedback, and melee combat even more deadly than before.

• Enhanced audio and visuals while keeping the classic Pixel Soldiers look. You can almost smell the gunpowder drifting on the wind

Experience the best retro/turn based wargame series on your Android today, download Pixel Soldiers: Saratoga today! Relive the good old days of pushing counters or maneuvering tin soldiers, all for the price of a coffee!

I always want to produce the best, so if you have any questions, comments, or ideas please let me know! Email me at jollypixelgames@gmail.com
Updated on
Aug 27, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

196 reviews
Ron Perrine jr
December 8, 2020
I've played other games about the American revolution that is offered for my phone, and this is the best one. There's only one minor complaint, and that is the Battle of Ticonderoga. Playing as continental it's difficult to achieve a major victory. Even with the setting on private which is supposed to be the easiest setting. I hope that Jolly Pixel is working on a Lexington and Concorde maps for the Sand Box. The last update wiped out my game play.
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Jolly Pixel
April 20, 2020
Thank you very much for the feedback and your review!!! :-)
Hanz Zutz
May 24, 2021
This is a fun game. I have one suggestion for a mechanic: capturing artillery pieces. When you succesfully charge an artillery unit, I think that it would make sense if you could capture the guns, as it would be difficult for the enemy to take them while retreating, and I have heard of this happening all the time in real battles.
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Will Naughton
November 18, 2023
Really enjoy these games, easy to use but still very tactical and in depth would like to see maybe a WW2 game I think it would work well with your system and is such a broad topic you could make many different games for each different theatre. And would open up new possibilities for limited time aerial units that come and go from the battle and all the various armour units and I think it would just be a great game.
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What's new

2.3 Change Log
*New - Generals can be moved for free (in terms of leadership points) during the deployment phase
*New - Multiselect units in battle
*Fixed - Can now change unit names again
*Fixed - Rare crashes and freezes
*Improved - Ai movement changes including ability for AI to do rush moves
*Improved - Brought over changes and improvements made to other Pixel Soldiers games
*Improved - UI improvements; sound improvements and fixes; new sounds
*Improved - Other changes and optimizations