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  • Summary: LITTLE TOYS WITH BIG PROBLEMS!
    Decades ago toy manufacturers created the Tin Town wind-up toys which were later forgotten and stored away... until now. The kiddos pulled the toys down from the attic and put them into action once more. The Historicals, Kandy Kingdom and Best Forgotten Island
    collections never saw eye-to-eye, and now that the kids jammed the toy sets together the trouble is multiplying like never before.

    WHAT IN TARNATION IS THIS GAME?
    Trouble in Tin Town is a turned-based strategy game inspired by children’s wind-up toys from past eras. Play through three different campaigns, each starring a different toy faction. As you progress through the campaigns, you will battle alongside Davy Crockett with his rambunctious critter hat, mad horror writer Edgar Allan Poe, and more. Help a detective dinosaur solve a heinous murder, brawl with cupcakes in boxing gloves, set off giant pyramid eyeball traps, and take over the White House. Abraham Lincoln and the Historicals guide you through the first campaign, in which a Tin Town conspiracy threatens to undermine the Historicals from all sides.

    HISTORY IS HYSTERICAL!
    Good ole Aunt Rosie bought the kids the Historical Figure play-set because she thought it would be educational. The kids weren't too excited about the toys until they discovered they could modify them with weapons. Now Ben Franklin is armed with a lighting rod gun and Abraham Lincoln wields dual axes. These statesmen can hold their own in Tin Town.

    EVOLUTION TOOK A LEFT TURN!
    Prehistoric creatures that never could have been. These toys are one company's vision of evolution after it took a few awkward turns. Special units include Finneas T. Rex, the gentlemen detective dinosaur, Banana Bob the guerrilla warrior and Congo Jimmy, a hobo ape and the leader of the islanders.

    THIS KANDY WILL MAKE YOU KRAZY!
    The Kandy Kingdom is the promotional toy set from Krazy Kandy Incorporated, a wacky candy company whose slogan is “Our Kandy will make you KRA-A-Zee!” The Kingdom is ruled by King Kandyheart and protected by Cupcake Brawlers, CandyCane Riflemen, Bubblegum Bears, and the vivacious Wax Lips.

    26 LEVELS OF KRA-A-ZEE, HYSTERICAL, LEFT-TURN MADNESS
    Face adversity at Battle Creek, slog-n-slug through Icing Land, freeze your toy toes off in the Chewgooey Arctic. Visit the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World! But beware of the insidious and often hideous traps that lie within each. Watch out on the Best Forgotten Island for roving idol heads, alligator bridges and sock monkeys with rabies that do the dance of death on your forehead.

    ALL WOUND UP AND READY FOR A FIGHT!!!

    YOU CONTROL 24 QUIRKY TOY CHARACTERS!
    Davy Crockett, William Shakespeare, Genghis Khan, Napoleon Bonaparte, Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Ben Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Cupcake Brawlers, Lollipop Lobbers, Bubblegum Bears, Candy Cane Riflemen, Tamale Bandito, Z-Nut, Wax Lips, The Kandy King, Zillamite, Tiki Head, Cave Cat, Eddy The Sweaty Yeti, Fat Zilla, Banana Bob, Finneas T. Rex, and Congo Jimmy

    WHERE DID THEY GET THOSE AMAZING ABILITIES?
    You can upgrade every toy’s attack as you progress through the game. Crockett goes from an uppercut to a raccoon hat flail. Shakespeare slings books, arrows, and even the skull of Yorick! Franklin zaps enemies with his lightning gun and Lovecraft hurls a squid! Poe fires ravens with his Nevermore Gun and hurls lethal hearts with his Tell-Tale Heart Attack. The Kandy Kingdom attacks include Sprinkle Punches, Lobbed Lollipops, Bubblegum Bubble-Pops, Peppermint air-strikes and Glazed and Confused, King Kandyheart’s donut scepter attack. The Best Forgotten Island attacks with Bad Breath, Horn Blasts, Laval Lobs, Boulder Kicks, Sumo Slaps, and Rocket Propelled Bananas. They are a little uncivilized.

    Also check out the HD version on iPad!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 28, 2011
    80
    While it'd be nice if there was more to do, Trouble in Tin Town still manages to provide an interesting, if uncomplicated, campaign to complete.
  2. Jan 28, 2011
    75
    Trouble in Tin Town is a fine single-player, turn-based strategy game.
  3. Jan 28, 2011
    70
    Entertaining and easy to play, Trouble in Tin Town may not have the depth, but it does serve as a good starting point for the genre.
  4. Apr 27, 2011
    60
    For now though, you can enjoy this app as it is similar to those Fire Emblem games but without the story substance or Japanese anime graphics. Maybe try Tin Town out if you are interested in mind-bending surrealism in your apps.
  5. Jan 28, 2011
    60
    Trouble in Tin Town is not a strategy game suitable for the seasoned TBS gamer. It can be highly entertaining as a time waster if you just ignore the strategy, and go for large melee battles.
  6. Jan 28, 2011
    50
    This could have been good with a multiplayer mode and better tempo.