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Toy Soldiers: Cold War DLC - Evil Empire & Napalm Review

Take back the toy box once again, with Toy Soldiers: Cold War's two new DLC Packs.

Toy Soldiers: Cold War

With the release of two new downloadable packs for Toy Soldiers: Cold War anyone that's played this game should be excited. Both of these mini expansions  for this tower defencs game bring back all the great game play you loved in the first place and gives you new maps, new weapons and new vehicles to play in. Depending on what kind of experience you're looking for each of the packs have their own benefits and are sold separately for 400 Microsoft Points ($5) on XBLA.

Toy Soldiers: Cold War - Evil Empire

Evil Empire turns the tables as you take over the Soviets and lead your comrades against the American army. A few fun changes have been made to the commando barrage (who is now Ivan and yells things in what we can assume is Russian) and while the turrets are a slightly different design all the same familiar options and upgrades are there for you to use. The new barrage this pack adds is Orbital Laser. Thanks to the Soviet space station you are now equipped with, what is essentially, an instant kill ray that takes out everything it touches and sends your enemies flying through the air on fire. Another awesome addition to this game is a new survival mode level. Trauma takes defending the toy box beyond just your enemies; your weapons now work against you. Things get way more complicated with the friendly fire aspect thrown in. The mini-game, Pop-A-Pig, is whack-a-mole with a turret gun. It sounds cool and is for a few minutes but like most shooting games it's really just the same old speed and accuracy test. Sadly, the "new" Super Tank boss isn't really new at all. While the waves may be a little bit different it's really the same boss you faced in the main version of the game. It can take a while to kill but there wasn't anything too extraordinary about it.

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Toy Soldiers: Cold War Review

Toy Soldiers: Cold War

Take control of the USA and USSR armies and defend your toy box in this tower defense style game.

Place your base turrets in the designated spots and destroy the enemy before it enters your toy box. While they will man themselves if left alone you also have the ability to get down to a third-person level and take over a turret and be more involved in actually destroying the enemy. Keep a close eye on the flag in the upper left hand corner of the screen, it will show your health and will become more ragged as enemies get past your defenses. Careful - letting too many enemies in your toy box will lead to disaster! From city streets to a carrier ship the almost fully destructible terrain varies but there's always pieces of scenery on the edges of the playing area that really bring out the idea that it's just a bunch of toys in some kids room. Campaign mode kicks off with a brief basic training level, that gives the player a feel for some of the weapons available before facing oncoming waves of enemies.

Toy Soldiers: Cold War

There are a large assortment of air and land vehicles available for each side. Whether they're driven on land or flown in the air they all have one thing in common, batteries. Another feature that reminds us that we're still just in the toy box. Generally, players have enough battery power to get a decent amount of destruction in before the vehicle expires, but additional batteries are scattered throughout each map as well. Fighting against the tanks and the helicopters you've got some selection as far as turrets go and each of them are able to be upgraded to three different levels. Five of them are legitimate weapons you've probably seen in other war games; anti-air, anti-tank, artillery, machine gun and mortar. The sixth one is sort of a wild card. The toy soldiers have been busy creating their very own makeshift weapons using bug spray, hair spray and fireworks. One major thing to keep in mind, like with all tower defense games, is money. You need it. You'll start with enough to build a turret or two but in order to build more you'll have to start killing people.

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