Toybox Heroes is a Half-Life 2 project that takes its cues from such games as Super Smash Bros. and Power Stone. Designed in the style of a console fighting game, Toybox Heroes is meant to be played on a single screen with Playstation 2 style controllers.
The game takes action figures and pits them in gladiatorial combat against one another.
Players battle it out in real world environments like a sandbox, an attic, a dollhouse, or a garage sale. At this miniscule height, everything is a weapon. Sticks and crayons become swords, jacks and Rubik’s Cubes are hurled with deadly accuracy, and barbeque grills become deadly traps.
Players can choose from one of four characters:
The Bomb: An arrogant super hero whose biggest fan is himself
Major Danger: A no-nonsense army man back from his latest tour of duty.
Princess Manda: A valkyrie warriors who is more than a dress-up doll
Techni-Cow: A transforming bovine android from the bottom of the dollar bin.
Each character has their strengths and weaknesses, as well as distinctive personalities. During battle, characters will build up rage and be able to unleash a deadly and unique special attack.