ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron (Genesis)

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
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GamePro (US)
ToeJam & Earl have the kind of charisma that makes them a natural for a sequel and Panic on Funkotron's a perfect opportunity for da boyz to show off their stuff. Get ready to jam!
The Video Game Critic
The visuals are fantastic, with cartoon-quality animation. Each level has a completely different look, and there are even some hidden mini-games. My favorite is the one that allows you to "jam" with funky friends by copying beat sequences they play. This is not only great fun, but it was also the precursor to later music games like Parappa the Rapper (Playstation) and Space Channel 5 (Dreamcast). The high-quality music is similar to the first game, but the sound effects are much improved. The two-player mode has been retained, although it's not as good since you must remain on the same screen as your partner. A password feature allows you to save your spot. Don't miss out on this underrated game.
De esta pareja no se supo nada hasta su regreso en 2003 en la XBOX con su Toejam and Earl III: Mision to Earth, juego en 3-D que no caló en el público, a pesar de incluir un tercer personaje jugable (femenino, además), repercutiendo en sus ventas hasta el punto de cerrar Toejam and Earl Productions, la productora, tal como se indicó al principio de este análisis.
Mega Fun
Was für ein Spiel, was für eine Idee, was für Typen die auf so etwas kommen und auch noch in die Tat umsetzten. Allein die Jungs, die die Grafik entworfen haben, können nicht ganz sauber sein. Soviel unglaublich verückte Animations-Phasen, soviel sinnlose, aber ungemein unterhaltende Aliens, ToeJam & Earl 2 ist Comic pur, ich bin fast abgebrochen vor Lachen. Der Sound ist so verdammt cool, daß er eigentlich in einen angesagten Club und weniger in ein Video-Spiel gehört, außer es heißt ToeJam & Earl. Ich könnte jetzt noch seitenweise weiterschwärmen, über eine der genialsten Grafiken, die je ein menschliches Auge erblickte, über diesen Götter-Sound die Langzeit-Motivation, all die Kleinigkeiten, die dieses Spiel in meinen privaten Modul-Olymp heben, doch besser wäre nur zu sagen: „Go And Get it, Man!!!“
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Spielerherz, was willst du mehr? Wenn ein Spiel in Handlung und Outfit so perfekt durchgestylt ist (selbst ein Paßwort- nebst Übungsmodus und drei Continues wurden nicht vergessen), kann unser Urteil nur lauten: Voll cool, Alter!
Video Games
Wir waren entzückt, zu sehen, daß sich aus einer guten Idee (Teil 1: reichlich witzig, wenn auch spielerisch nicht ganz ausgereift) ein hitverdächtiger Nachfolger züchten läßt. Die Aufmachung als Seitenansicht-Jump‘n‘Run tut ihr übriges dazu. Um‘s kurz zu machen: “Alleine echt witzig, zu zweit echtes Bauchmuskeltraining“. Auch Aladdin-verwöhnte Mega-Drive-Besitzer werden mit Toejam & Earl 2 eine Menge zu lachen haben.
All Game Guide
The game features 17 levels of platforming action across various sections of the planet. You'll also be able to talk with various alien inhabitants to test your rapping skills and earn presents. Passwords will let you continue your funky journey whenever you feel the urge to get down. Have a friend? Two players can play both aliens at once!
If you like quirky games with original concepts, by all means, take ToeJam and Earl 2 for a spin. While it doesn't have the endless appeal of the original, it's a fun little game in its own right, and the music is top-shelf. Just make sure you have good speakers, and a friend to play with you.
I would like to dedicate my closing to the wonderful people at ToeJam and Earl Productions, Inc. for bringing us such an amazing game. In the words of Lewanda, "Get down with your bad self!"
With a game as unique, fun, and addictive as the first Toe Jam & Earl, it’s hard to make a follow-up that will live up to expectations. Panic on Funkotron wasn’t everything I wanted it to be, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t any fun. With a funk-loving friend nearby, this game could lead to hours of enjoyment, even if you do get frustrated from time to time. It’s worth a buy from the Virtual Console, but don’t expect the same magic that the original game delivered.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
They're back and in a entirely new adventure. Fans of the original Toe Jam & Earl will probably not be able to live without this game and rightly so - there is more to explore this time around. The second time is a charm.