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Toy Soldiers and Mega Man arrive on the downloadable scene this week. Both titles are looking great, but which one is worth your money?Microsoft kicks off their March Block Party of XBLA games this week with the release of Toy Soldiers. The game hits tomorrow, Wednesday, March 3rd for 1200 Microsoft points ($15). The game offers deep and engaging tactical action, wrapped up in the trappings of a World War I style miniature toy game. The game picks up a number of features that tie it to the tower defense genre, as you place static emplacements on the field of battle and wait for them to blast away at charging infantry, cavalry, tanks, and other units. The cool catch in Toy Soldiers is the ability to take over and control individual units on the board, from a machine gun turret to a bomb-dropping bi-plane. The game has a full single-player campaign that packs plenty of challenge, especially on higher difficulties, but there are also multiplayer options to take on your friends. Our full review of the game will be up later this week, but our early time with the game has been decidedly positive.
Wii owners are the first gamers who will be able to check out Mega Man 10 in all its retro glory, as the game has landed on WiiWare for a nice round 1000 points ($10). PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade versions won't be out until later this month. Multiple playable characters, a newly added easy mode, and a new batch of robot masters all contribute to making this a great new entry in the beloved original series. You can read our full review right here.
We're keeping an eye out for PSN titles, but nothing major seems to be arriving this week. If you've heard differently, let us know, and we'll update accordingly. In the meantime, let us know if either Toy Soldiers or Mega Man 10 will get your hard earned cash this week.
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