Toy Soldiers: Cold War – did you know?
Did you know?
- Toy Soldiers Cold War is the sequel to one of the highest selling Xbox Live Arcade games of all time: Toy Soldiers.
- All the units in the game are inspired by real-world units, even the Soviet Robot Boss, Project R.I.S.E., is based on American robots built to service nuclear powered bombers.
- Some of the people working on the project are too young to even know what the Cold War was.
- Makeshift Turrets were not included in the original design, but were added later because people loved the flamethrowers and gas turrets from the first game.
- It was a focus of Cold War to remind the player more that they were fighting in a toy box, as a result every toy box has real-world items in it from the time, such as lava lamps, cassette tapes, floppy disks, and old toys like a ball and jacks.
- In keeping with the Cold War theme, we added more mobile units and transports, including planes that could drop APCs on parachutes who then park and deploy their infantry.
- “Turbocharge” mode used to be called “Overcharge” but was changed because players thought their weapons were overheating, and stopped firing.
- Cold War contains 72 unique units; 36 turrets, and 36 vehicles, not including the bosses.
- The Soviet Laser Tank is actually a hybrid of two real Russian weapons; an anti-air laser system, and a tank called Object 279 which was designed to withstand the shockwave of a nuclear blast.
- The level set in Giza Egypt is actually set in a backyard sandbox, it’s the only ‘outdoor’ level in either of the Toy Soldiers games, complete with grass, fireflies and a lawnmower.