Toy Soldiers is series of Tower Defense games developed by Signal Studios, but with a twist. You can assume direct control of turrets, mortars, flamethrowers, chemical sprayers, vehicles, or special power-ups.Games/DLC in the series-
Toy Soldiers was released on the Xbox Live Arcade on March 3, 2010. Based in a child's wargame set modeled after WW1 Europe, you can play as either the Western Allies or the Germans, defending your Toybox from a onslaught of enemy troops, armor, and planes. A release on Steam and Games For Windows Live with all the DLC included occurred on April 27th, 2012.
The Kaiser's Battle was release on the Xbox Live Arcade on June 30, 2010, and is the first downloadable content pack for Toy Soldiers. You play as the French Army, defending against a German offensive. Includes a Short campaign, in addition to new survival and versus maps.
Invasion! was release on the Xbox Live Arcade on September 29, 2010, and is the second and final downloadable content pack for Toy Soldiers. You play as the German army, defending against a slew of new British secret weapons, including Spacemen, Space Tanks, Flying Saucers, and the P51 Mustang.
Evil Empire, the first DLC for Cold War, puts the player in the boots of the Soviets against the Americans. Featuring the Soviet turrets, Soviet vehicles and a Soviet Commando named Ivan. Includes new mini-game content, survival, and vs content.
Napalm The second DLC pack for Cold War. The player is back controlling the American forces specifically in the Vietnam War. Introduces new survival maps and other content.
Toy Soldiers: Complete presently available under Early Access on Steam. At time of writing it's a port of Cold War to PC with all of the DLC as well as all Minigames unlocked. The "Complete" part of the title is that it will also include the original Toy Soldiers with several of the improvements and changes made in Cold War, and also have versus and co-op for the original Toy Soldiers factions, the British and Germans, alongside the Americans and Soviets.
Art Evolution: The loading screens appear to be more modern in Cold War than in the first Toy Soldiers.
In Cold War, the soldiers manning the guns wear 1960s olive drabs in Vietnam, more modern 1980s uniforms in Europe. Special forces outfits in the invasion of the USA, and finally, because the risk of nuclear fallout is so high, all your soldiers wear hazmat suits in the finale.
Artifact Title: Loading screens claim that Toy Soldiers is 'The Famous Wargame From Bothell'. This is no longer true, as Signal Studios has since moved to Kirkland.
Artificial Stupidity: Invoked, the AI is stupid on purpose to encourage you to take direct control of your units. Not that the AI is incapable of doing their job.
BFG: The level 3 howitzers from the first game, The Mother and The Big Bertha count as this.
Firebreathing Weapon: The level 2 chemical unit in the original, which is an actual flamethrower, and the level 2 and 3 makeshift units in Cold War, which are an Aerosol Flamethrower and roman candle, respectively.
Instant-Win Condition: For the enemy on boss levels - not a single enemy soldier can get to your toybox and it can be perfectly intact, but if the Boss gets to it, it's instantly destroyed regardless of condition.
Kill Sat: One of the barrage awards in Cold War. It's especially effective on single targets.
Large Ham: The Commando, and his Soviet counterpart, Ivan.
Limit Break: Cold War has something like this. When you're controlling a turret, a meter will fill when you perform kills in rapid succession. Fill it up partway, and the turret will be turbocharged and have unlimited ammo. If you fill it up completely, you will earn a barrage award.