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  • Summary: "A lovingly crafted flight of fancy ... Toybox asks you to think of mobile play in a totally new way" - GamezeboTwo simple and warmly familiar games combine in a deep and unfamiliar way.Toybox is kinda like rubbing your head and patting your tummy at the same time. Shoot enemy toys on the left side of the screen to earn wooden blocks on the right. Then stack the blocks to explode stuff, power up your ship and earn extra lives. Each side affects the other, so master the interaction and survive as long as you can.NEW LEVEL EVERY WEEKEveryone faces the same enemy patterns for a week, giving you the chance to learn them and improve. Then after a week the patterns change—so there's always a new challenge and a fresh leaderboard to climb.MASTER AN ALL NEW USELESS SKILLPlay a simple shooter with one thumb and a match 3 puzzler with the other. Toybox is easy to grasp—but mastering the interaction between the two parts of the game is a satisfying and original challenge.DARING COMEBACKSLost your last life? Quick, you’ve still got a moment to pull off a desperate block combo and get back in the game.MAKE YOUR INITIALS FAMOUSGet a top 3 score and your initials will appear at the start of everyone else’s games for the next week. Or connect with friends and compete for the top spots within your friend pool.GENERATIVE SOUNDTRACKYour in-game actions trigger the notes that make up the toy-like melody.IAP OR ADS?Nope.----------------------------N.B. If you're playing on an iPad, try the "exaggerated" control scheme option.----------------------------Enjoy!-Sam and Julian Expand
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  1. Aug 29, 2012
    80
    Toybox is a great execution of a unique combination of standard ideas. The hybrid product is something unique in and of itself, and while it's not very meaty, it's definitely worth exploring.
  2. Aug 28, 2012
    80
    A unique little game with super cute graphics. It is fun to play for a few minutes at a time, so if you're looking for something different, I'd give it a try.
  3. Aug 28, 2012
    75
    Toybox offers an unusual combination of shooting enemies and matching blocks, but the novelty wears off fast.
  4. Aug 28, 2012
    70
    Requiring split attention to two very different game genres whose gameplay intertwines in interesting fashion, Toybox manages to create a unique experience that's more novel than addictive.
  5. Aug 29, 2012
    70
    Toybox deserves a wider audience. Chunky, colourful and challenging, this is a game that makes the most of its strange conceits. Occasionally those Nobel laureates are onto something, then.
  6. Aug 30, 2012
    60
    An enjoyable, engaging blend of two very different genres, but its focus on immediacy over depth makes for a game that's just far too ephemeral.
  7. Aug 29, 2012
    50
    The presentation definitely deserves more than having players diving into the game a couple of times just to forget about it.

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