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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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Toy Soldiers reminds me of what Battalion Wars should have been, and Mega Man shall provoke me to throw my controller at the TV. All in all, a good week for bargain gaming!
Mega Man 10 definitely
toy soilders looks good but mega man needs to die with duke nukem
Toy Soldiers isn't available to me, since I don't own a 360. I tried the Mega Man 9 demo on PSN and hated it, except for the music. It was ridiculously hard (but I guess that's just Mega Man's trademark), and just not my type of platformer. In other words, I probably won't be picking that up for my Wii nor my PS3.
Mega Man 10, already beat it.
Original megaman is amazing, but I wish Nintendo would bring out a full-fledged adventure game for the Wii sometime soon. Something like Megaman X Command Mission was an amazing game and I would jump to buy a similar game
Toy Soldiers, I can't freaking wait. But of course BFBC2 is always first.
Toy Soldiers piques my interest for sure, I will definitely grab the demo.
I'm not a Mega Man guy though. After my experience playing 9 (which, granted, is my only experience with Mega Man) I gave up.
toy soldiers looks fun
Megaman 10 ftw
I thought Battalion Wars was decent, and Toy Soldiers looks like way more fun. I loved all the Mega Man games too... Well, i guess I'll have to get both
I'm thinking about getting Mega Man 10. Should I get 9 first? -Hasn't played a solid MM title since Legends...which is obviously different-
Toy Soldiers for sure. It reminds me of Army Men, but much better.
The Blue Bomber will attack my wallet this week...
Toy soldiers would be mine :)
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Mega Man 10 is good, but not better than MM9. The Robot Masters are dumber, and the music sucks compared to MM2,3 and 9. It's cool that Protoman is playable from the start though, instead of as a bonus, like in Powered Up or MM9. The difficulty is INSANE though, and I can breeze through MM2 and 3, and beat 9. This one handedly crushes them in terms of difficulty. It's not even funny. Granted, I'm playing through it on Protoman, who dies in like 4-5 hits, but still. MM9 was doable with Proto, whilst 10 seems impossible (save for Sheepman - that guy is a tool). The easy mode meanwhile seems TOO easy. I mean, I'll go through it because I get sick of getting my ass handed to me in normal, but it's not like it's helping me get any better prepared for the trials in the "real version" of the game.
Fun game, worth the download, but MM11 will need something really fresh to avoid "Sequel fatigue". Capcom drove the Mega Man property down that road before; I hope they don't again. I'd rather see Mega Man X9 before we see Mega Man 11. Or - dare I say it - Mega Man Legends 3? Hell, an HD remake of Mega Man Legends 1 + 2 (like Banjo Kazooie 1/2 and Perfect Dark on XBLA) would make me happy.
toy soldiers is awesome
Gotta love those retro titles. Love playing mega man 9 on my fight-stick.