Posts Tagged ‘Signal Studios’

Kaiser Versus Unicorns – Toy Soldiers: War Chest

By Alice O'Connor on August 12th, 2014.

What's the big deal about unicorns? They're just horses you can cut yourself on.

With a game box bordering the battlefield, dead soldiers toppling over as lifeless plastic, wind-up keys turning in tanks, and glimpses of the bedroom beyond when flying planes, Toy Soldiers charmingly pulled off the idea that it was all just kids mucking about. It went a bit wacky with this idea before in DLC, shaking a bucket of knights and wind-up robots over the World War I battlefield, but the third in the tower defence series was announced yesterday and crumbs, it’s really going for it.

Toy Soldiers: War Chest introduces Starbright and her legions of unicorns, pixies, and non-copyright-infringing Carebears to blow bubbles and rainbows at the German troops.

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Not Army Men: Toy Soldiers

By Alec Meer on March 9th, 2011.

100% historically accurate, yes?

If there’s one thing I’m forever hungry for, it’s hi-gloss tower defence games. If there’s one thing I seem to find surprisingly little of on PC, it’s hi-gloss tower defence games. Toy Soldiers was an XBLA hit (selling 500,000 copies) last year, and apparently rightly so – it’s a remix of the oft-repeated formula, with the very notable tweaks of direct unit control, megasplodes and a World War 1 setting. Howitzers, tanks, biplanes – these are yours to assume command of as you attempt to keep the dastardly Foreigns from your door. As is a joyously growing trend of late (see Cthulhu saves the world) it’s now on its way to PC.

64 seconds that will (probably) make you want to play it are below.
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