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The hero of the game is a young jungle-man named Toki. One day the evil wizard Dr. Stark kidnaps his girlfriend Wanda. When Toki tries to save her, he is turned into a monkey! Now Toki has to find Dr. Stark in his palace, rescue Wanda, and become a human being again!

Toki is a platform game with many various levels: jungle, underwater, volcanic caves, on the ice, etc. Toki's only weapons are spitting on the enemies or jumping on them and crashing them. There are many possibilities to upgrade his spitting "weapon"; for example, if he finds an upgrade, he can spit fireballs.


Toki Lynx Flame thrower power up
Toki Lynx What can be behind this deathtrap
Toki Lynx The bouncing monkeys need to be dealt with before giving the first boss a pummeling
Toki Lynx A sub-boss that you meet underwater

Alternate Titles

  • "ジュジュ伝説" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Toki: Going Ape Spit" -- Genesis/Mega Drive title
  • "JuJu Densetsu" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Unique, colorful and challenging platformer. FireHorsePrime (20) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

ST Format Nov, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Player One Sep, 1992 92 out of 100 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Defunct Games Apr 14, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Game Zero Sep, 1992 80.5 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) May, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Play Time May, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Video Games Apr, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Mar, 1992 75 out of 100 75
All Game Guide 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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Canceled Spectrum version

A Spectrum version got as far as being previewed by several magazines, and many screenshots exist, but it was never released.

Never released Atari 7800 version

Over 20 years after the initial release of Toki, a playable beta version of a Toki port for the Atari 7800 was discovered. It shows a 1993 copyright in the title screen and is only runnable on PAL systems. It is a quite accurate conversion of the arcade original, but the last level of the coin-op original is missing in this version. Also most bonus items are missing and some bugs are in the game. It is unknown why this nearly complete port was never released. Source: Betaphasegames
festershinetop (9480) added Toki (Lynx) on Jul 01, 2005
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