Toy Soldiers: Invasion – DLC Review

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Game Name: Toy Soldiers: Invasion DLC
Platforms: Xbox 360
Publisher(s): MGS
Developer(s): Signal Studios
Genre(s): Action
Release Date: 9/29/2010
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) Alcohol and Tobacco Reference Violence
Price: 400MSP ($5 USD)
Demo: Download the Toy Soldiers Demo Here
Never Heard of Toy Soldiers? Read our Review of the Game Here.

Story
What happens when your brother decides that your toy soldier army is too strong and you simply can’t be beat? He cheats of course, and grabs tons of unrelated toys to attempt to take you down. Of course, since you are so awesome you easily beat him with your normal toy soldiers and never let him live down the moment. The new Toy Soldiers: Invasion DLC is just like this scenario.

In this case the British is your brother, and they have discovered a plethora of new toys to take your soldiers out with. Play as the German army as you attempt to stop this invasion of “alien” toys and beat the British down into utter humiliation.

Gameplay
The gameplay is exactly like it is in the rest of the game. This isn’t the Toy Soldiers review, this is a review on the DLC. If you have never played the game, read the review and download the demo. Both links are available at the top. The Invasion DLC lets you play as the German army against a British army who has found new technology. There are 3 levels with multiple waves of enemies on them.

Since this is an Invasion, there is new Invasion art, new “Alien” soldiers, special in game “Alien” vehicles, and a whole bunch of other stuff that doesn’t fit in a WWII theme. There are also two new maps that come with the DLC enabling for bigger battles online in multiplayer and then there is also a survival map to test your skills on.

The new boss is “50 tons of giant tin-toy robot death”. The thing is huge and menacing, just like all the bosses found in the game. It may require a few attempts and a lot of strategic unit placing in order to destroy it on harder settings. The 3 level Invasion Campaign is short and sweet. If you are a fan of Toy Soldiers you will enjoy the new levels to plan on as well as the new Golden Rockets to find.

Achievements
There are 3 new achievements, and they follow suit with the achievements from the first DLC and the achievement types in the actual game. This time around, the golden blocks that are usually located in each level, have been replaced with golden rockets. The rest, is exactly the same; beat a boss, and destroy stuff. The Rockets are definitely the hardest part, the other two will just come from playing.

Below is the achievement list:

  • Rocketman – 15 – Find all the golden rockets in Invasion!single player levels.
  • Mr. Roboto – 25 – Defeat the dreaded RoboBob boss.
  • Foo Fighter – 10 – Shoot down 40 UFO’s in one level with the new P51 Mustang.


Overview
There is plenty to do in this DLC and a bunch of extras to play around with. Along with a new mini-campaign, new opponents, new survival map, new achievements, and new multiplayer maps; there is tons to do. While this bit of DLC isn’t exactly historically accurate, as the rest of the game attempted to be; it sure is a lot of fun to fly P51 Mustang WWII fighter plane or drive the T-17 Space Tank as you defend against the enemy units. Like the previous DLC, this DLC simply adds more to play in  the Toy Soldiers game and I’m sure anyone still playing this game is going to love the new scenery and new enemies that you encounter in this DLC.
I give Toy Soldiers: Invasion DLC
8-0-capsules-out-of-10

  • does anyone know how to defeat RoboBob? I’ve tried a few times and can’t seem to destroy the floating head in the third sub-round of the boss fight.

    • pajamash

      Evan – I had a devil of a time beating him. I first tried dropping bombs with the large bi-plane (no-luck). I then tried to attack him with the P-51 (no-luck). What finally did it was placing a Big Bertha near the toy box and started hitting him with that as soon as possible and kept hitting him.

      He will get out of range of that Big Bertha as he makes his way out of the town. You ten jump over to another Big Bertha you have placed in one of the other large pads at the far end of the battle field and keep hammering him.

      He losses power once. Then comes back to life. So keep hitting him. After he dies the second time it is still not over. His head detaches and continues to rocket toward the Toy Box. Keep hitting the head. Don’t stop hitting him until the game declares “Boss Defeated”!!!

    • pajamash

      Now, if anyone can assist me on beating the hard version on this level it would be much appreciated. I have yet to make it to RoboBob on the hard version of this level.

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