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Tonic Trouble (Nintendo 64)

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

User Reviews

Ed, Tonic, Hands, Feet, Body, Head. Chase Bowen (39) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Our Users Say

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 4.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 4.1

The Press Says

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Super Play
Men om man bortser från det och ser Ed ur karaktärsdesignerns synvinkel kan det tänkas att de vill att han ska framstå som den typen som många faktiskt känner sig som, liten och osäker och töntig. Och när man väl har klarat spelet och blivit hjälte så har man fått lite bättre självförtroende.
Total! (Germany)
Aus Tonic Trouble hätte ein richtig gutes Jump&Run werden können. Alle Charaktere wurden liebevoll designt, und an vielen Stellen laden Eds lustige Bewegungsabläufe zu einem Schmunzeln ein. Auch die Idee mit den nach und nach hinzugekommenen Aktionsmöglichkeiten ist gelungen. Negativ wirken sich hingegen die schlechte Kameraführung und das unausgewogene Gameplay aus, bei dem es zu viele Schalterrätsel und nur wenige Sprungpassagen gibt.
Otro aspecto que va en su contra es la competencia dentro de su género. No sólo es inferior a Rayman 2, también está por debajo de Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, Conker's Bad Fur Day... y si alguien tiene que elegir entre uno de estos y Tonic Trouble, pues Ed se lleva la peor parte. Aunque si te gustó Rayman 2 y quieres más en Nintendo 64, es una opción muy interesante.
If you are looking for a cutting edge game that has original gameplay then I suggest looking elsewhere. Of you want a game that feels flat and has a very familiar quality to it, then Tonic Trouble may be what you are looking for. I just had a really difficult time getting any sort of a flow going in the game. I think there are better games out there that play very similar to this. I just hope that they do a better job on Rayman 2 or else there are going to be some pretty disappointed people out there.
Power Unlimited
Tonic Trouble is een aardige platformgame, maar meer ook niet. Ik werd op geen enkel moment prettig verrast en de graphics zijn ook niet revolutionair. Geef mij maar onze eigen Ed.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Even if you ignore the obligatory comparisons to the Rayman series, Tonic Trouble doesn’t weigh in as an exciting title in its own right. For all the brilliance and originality shown in the character and enemy design, there’s still a hackneyed and overused play model underlying the whole thing. I seriously doubt you’ll find much to complain about, but on the flip side, there’s nothing truly unique, either. Had UbiSoft given the actual gameplay the amount of creative thought they put into the setting, Tonic Trouble might have been the cure-all to Nintendo 64 platformer fans’ ailments. The way I see it, however, this tonic has some positive side effects, but it reeks a bit of snake oil.
Game Revolution
There isn't anything here besides mundane platform-to-platform jumping hell. The game is plodding and slow, irredeemably defined as a craptacular disaster (craptacular isn't a word -, I mean Editor). Ed, cherish your award - it's the only one you'll get. 'Nuff said.