Toxic is a platforming game released in August 2007. The player controls a man in a yellow suit who is trying to blow up a robot factory. A sequel for Toxic was released on November 25th 2008, entitled Toxic II.
Left and Right arrow keys - Move
Up arrow key - Jump
Down arrow key - Duck
Space bar - Throw/plant a bomb
The player plays as a yellow suited man who has to try to make it to the red teleporter in the level, in a similar manner as the Hot Air series. The player has to use different types of bombs to destroy enemies and platforms, to make a way to the end.
At first the player has to go up a few steps where they will encounter two walls close together. There is a sign explaining how to wall jump, and the player has to jump from wall to wall until they reach the top. At the top of the ledge, there is a part of the ground to the left that is made of rock. After destroying it, the player can fall into a room with a throw bomb.
After collecting the bomb, they must wall jump back up to the ledge, and the continue wall jumping to another, higher, ledge. At the top is more throw bombs, and rock wall. The player has to blast a hole through the wall, and then continue on past a Leaking pipe to an abrupt edge. The player must then slide down the opposite wall until they reach a platform on the other side with the red teleporter on it. If they do not jump off, they will fall into acid.
The player starts on top of a thin layer (about two blasts thick) of metal and rock. After blasting through the rock with their basic bombs, the player lands on a similar layer of rock and metal, except that there is a Acid shooting mine on either side.
After two more blasts, the player falls to yet another layer with the metal rock switched up. On the left side are throw bombs, while to the right is a wheel robot. Beneath the metal is the Red teleporter, so the player has to blast their way through the rock, and then fall diagonally onto the teleport.
Three legged robot - This robot has three legs, and walks around. It will frequently fire acid from its head.
Robotic squids - This robot has three tentacles to move. When the player get's close to it, its big head will lift up and it will shoot acid around. By dropping a bomb, the top of the robots head will come down, protecting the body.
Cannon robot - This robot has a tread underneath it to move. It attack is shooting green balls. Some cannon robots will move, while others will stay in one place.
Digging robots - This robot clings to a metal ceiling until Toxic runs under it, then, the robots tunnels down through any rock underneath. Once it hits metal floors, it explodes.
Leaking pipe - These will drop acid that will hurt the player. They can also be blown up if they are connected to stone underneath the player.
Spikes- If the player touches these, they lose health.
Acid shooting mine - These are attached to the floor and shoot acid left and right. It is possible to destroy them.
Acid - This liquid will instantly kill the player if they touch the acid that makes up the base of the level. If acid is dropped from a pipe or shot by a robot, then it will only hurt the player.
Lasers - These hazards spin in circles. The laser beam and the actual hardware will hurt the player.
Bombs are the weapon Toxic uses to blow up rock and enemies and advance through the level. All bombs (excluding throw bombs) can be only be placed when the player is on the ground. Different bombs have different color explosions.
Basic bombs - This will detonate in five seconds. It produces a regular blast. The player has an infinite amount of them, furthermore, they are the player's primary bomb.
Mega bombs - This bomb is similar to the basic bomb, except it has a significantly larger blast range. The mega bomb has a purple-colored blast.
Sticky bombs - This bomb can be planted in mid air and can stick to robots. This bomb has a green colored blast.
Drill bombs - This bomb, when planted, explodes downwards. It has a red colored blast.
Throw bombs - This bomb does not have a time limit, it explodes on impact. It has a yellow coloured blast.
Cluster bombs - This bomb, when it detonates, shoots five explosions left and right and then one explosion back. It has an orangish-yellow colored blast.
Differences from Toxic 2
Toxic 2, the sequel to Toxic, made slight modifications to how some things happened.
When robots are killed, they explode into a blue explosion and disappear, while in Toxic 2 the explode in a red explosion and break into pieces and fall of the screen. They probably exploded in a blue explosion and disappeared probably because the engine Nitrome had was not capable of doing what the sequel did.
Some levels in Toxic 1 mimic other levels in Toxic 2. For example, the level "Vertigo" in Toxic 2 mimics level 19 in Toxic 1, due to both of them starting with a drop, then climbing back up, and that they both involve climbing and falling. The level "Vertigo" in Toxic 2, was also similar to a Level on the ninth Frost Bite 2 level.