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Toobin' (Amiga)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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82
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Join tube dudes Biff and Jet as they cruise down river and get their trunks into a twist with all kinds of trouble! Re-released under the Respray label, this is a competent conversion of a cult arcade game which did well in its day. Toobin' is enjoyable and challenging, with plenty of laffs and more than a few surprises, but falls down on long-term appeal. Still, definitely worth a look at this price.
82
CU Amiga
One of the more original coin-ops to appear last year was Atari’s Toobin’, based on that decidedly uncommon sport of sitting in an old motor tyre and shooting down rivers. In this country that is probably about as healthy as drinking raw sewage given the state of our waterways, but that did not stop it being a cute idea for a game. Toobin’ turned out to be surprisingly playable. I remember the first item I saw it I nearly walked past because it looked like one of those children’s novelty games. It is true there is nothing to obliterate, beat up or rip apart, but hey, give it a chance!
80
The Games Machine (UK)
The background graphics are great, and thankfully the problem of seeing (or rather not seeing) your attackers doesn't arise on the Amiga. But the poor quality of the sprites is just not acceptable on the Amiga. Still, it's playable and the Hispanic tunes set a hot and sweaty atmosphere.
75
Amiga Joker
Das muß man den Jungs von Domark lassen, der Spielwitz des Automaten kommt voll rüber! Besonders die Zwei-Spieler-Option macht höllisch Spaß, da man mit dem Partner gleichzeitig über den Schirm flitzt. Dafür ist die technische Seite nicht ganz befriedigend: Bei hoher Geschwindigkeit wird das Scrolling leicht ruckelig, außerdem hätten die Sprites getrost etwas detailfreudiger sein können. Auch die Darstellung des Wassers durch das allseits bekannte Color Cycling ist nicht der Gipfel der Programmierkunst! Erfreulich hingegen die vielen verschiedenen Musikstücke und die gelungenen Soundeffekte – zumindest akustisch ist das Game Spitzenklasse!
73
Power Play
Endlich wieder ein gewitztes Geschicklichkeitsspiel voller guter Ideen und Spielwitz: Das Paddel-Drama Toobin' macht am Anfang einen sehr schweren Eindruck, doch wenn man sich an die ungewöhnliche Steuerung gewöhnt und die Levels ein bißchen kennengelernt hat, kommt man ganz gut voran. Das Spieldesign steckt voller Details und Einfälle.
70
Amiga Format
The Japanese are renowned for coming up with abstract, off-the-wall game ideas like bubble blowing dinosaurs in Bubble Bobble and the brothers Mario in their surreal world. The ‘tubular dudes’ are in keeping with the tradition: two dudes in tyre inner tubes paddling their way down rivers.
68
Zzap!
Two of the coolest tube-dudes around, Bif and Jet have set out down the river in two big tyres, searching for a party! In between this and them are some of the wildest, craziest and nastiest stretches of water around, and they've not even been privatised. Appearing on the riverbanks are Indians, irate fishermen, penguins, bottle-toting drunks, mad Arabs, hillbillies, Sphinx, skulls, and many other totally uncool squares who throw various objects at the heroes. The water itself is full of tube-bursting things like torpedoes, sewer slime, and twigs and branches.