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Toejam and Earl are two hip aliens from the planet Funkotron. One day, they are cruisin' their galaxy in the sweet spaceship ride. Unfortunately, Earl wasn't paying enough attention to where he was driving, and ran the ship into an asteroid. The ship crash landed onto the most bizarre planet in the galaxy: Earth.

Toejam and Earl must travel from level to level on Earth and collect the 10 scattered pieces of the ship. But the various Earthlings, such as Nerd Herds, Giant Hamsters, Phantom Ice Cream Trucks and the Bogeyman will make that difficult.

The power up items that TJ and E can pick up come in the form of wrapped presents. You never really know what a power up is until you open it. What's more, randomized levels and item locations make it a different game every time.

The game features a dynamic screen splitting - screen joining 2-player mode. Players start the game close to each other. If one gets away from the other, the screen vertically splits to allow each player to move freely. When players are close again, the screens join together to become one single screen.


ToeJam & Earl Genesis Giant Hamsters can flatten you.
ToeJam & Earl Genesis Toejam is trying to avoid the mother and her baby, while Earl is sprinting away from a mad doctor
ToeJam & Earl Genesis Present Selection
ToeJam & Earl Genesis Hula Dancers slow you down by making you dance.

Promo Images

ToeJam & Earl Screenshot
ToeJam & Earl Screenshot
ToeJam & Earl Screenshot
ToeJam & Earl Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "TJ&E" -- Informal name
  • "トージャム&アール" -- Japanese spelling
  • "홀이와 뚱이" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

If George Clinton And Parliament Made A Game, The Result Might Be ToeJam And Earl…. Genesis MasterMegid (902)
Earth is probably the last place you'd want to be stranded. Genesis Adzuken (861)
Original idea, but sadly unsatisfying Genesis Andrew Fisher (525)
All Funked Up! Genesis Classic Nigel (150)
Can I Drive? Genesis brandon kasper (3)
Jammin Genesis Liam Dowds (51)
Like, Totally Funky Man Genesis ETJB (450)
TJ&E? its for (expletive deleted) on, silly Genesis paul cairey (359)

Critic Reviews

SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis 2004 10 out of 10 100
Thunderbolt Games Genesis Oct 09, 2004 10 out of 10 100 Genesis Jul 05, 2004 10 out of 10 100
Sega Force (UK) Genesis Jan, 1992 94 out of 100 94
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Dec, 1991 11 out of 12 92
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Dec 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Sega Nerds Genesis Apr 11, 2013 4 out of 5 80
IGN Wii Jan 24, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1991 62 out of 100 62 Wii Jan 24, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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