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Unique, colorful and challenging platformer. Lynx FireHorsePrime (20)

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Platform Votes Score
Amiga 6 3.6
Arcade Awaiting 1 votes...
Atari ST 2 3.6
Commodore 64 Awaiting 1 votes...
Genesis 5 3.1
iPhone Awaiting 1 votes...
Lynx 2 3.8
NES 4 3.5
Combined MobyScore 19 3.5

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NESVideo Game Den
I have always been a big fan of the original Toki arcade game. Although really obscure, I think Toki features an incredibly unique and elaborate level design for a game of its genre, and era. Each stage comes with its own set of rules - some have middle-bosses, others get Toki to swim underwater, whereas others get him to ride a past-paced roller coaster. And, I must say, this Famicom conversion is incredibly faithful to the original arcade game. Obviously the graphics have taken a hit (sprites are smaller and fairly flat in general), but otherwise, the gameplay and controls are surprisingly perfect and accurate. Some game elements have been omitted here and there, but they remain extremely rare occurrences and most of the arcade game is there, including the catchy soundtrack. All in all, Juju Densetsu is a great and excellent adaptation, and I highly recommend it !
LynxST Format
Toki is totally addictive. Once you've battles your way past the first end-of-level guardian you won't put your Lynx down until the batteries or the national grid fails. It's fun, playable and huge. No collection is complete without Toki.
LynxPlayer One
Toki contribue à combler brillamment ce qui reste une des dernières faiblesses de la Lynx : la rareté des conversions de hits d'arcade. Raison de plus pour ne pas bouder cette superbe conversion qui s'impose d'ores et déjà comme un des meilleurs jeux de cette bécane.
LynxThe Video Game Critic
Toki for the Lynx is an excellent game that's a heck of a lot more fun than it's Genesis counterpart. Go Monkey! It's your birthday! Go monkey...
Atari STThe One for ST Games
This could be because the gameplay is so well balanced, becoming gradually harder the further you get into it (which is exactly the way it should be). Also, a lot of people tend to underestimate the importance of appropriate in-game music, but when, as in this case, it complements the action perfectly it can add greatly to the game's appeal. Okay, so Ocean had a good coin-op to work from, but that doesn't take away from the fact that this is a hugely enjoyable - and very addictive - coin-op.
GenesisSega Force
Allt sammantaget så är TOKI ett njutbart spel, och det tar ett tag att arbeta sig fram till slottet där Wanda hålls fången. Scenerierna utefter vägen är ganska läckra, och spelbarheten är god. Saken blir inte sämre av att priset är vettigt.
AmigaAmiga Power
An excellent - you could even say stunning - coin-op conversion, though the lack of size and depth (it doesn't have as much to it as, say, Rainbow Islands) keeps it from the top rung. We have seen worrying inconsistencies between versions too - some boxed copies have been so bugged as to be unplayable, while others seem fine.
ArcadeComputer and Video Games (CVG)
There are plenty of power-ups to collect as you swing through the trees, and all sorts of weird and wonderful jungle creatures to thumb into oblivion. The going is tough, but it's great fun and is very addictive to boot. Make sure you've got a pocketful of coins before you start playing!
AmigaAmiga Action
Toki has been at the arcade for quite a while now, and I'm surprised it has taken this long to find its way onto the Amiga. But it's here now and what a game it is. On first impressions it is almost identical to the arcade version, with the graphics and sound being almost perfect. As for the gameplay, well, as anyone who has played the arcade version will know it is totally great and grabs hold of you from the first seconds of play. Ocean have done themselves proud and hopefully all of their future products will keep up this standard. A first class product if ever we saw one.
AmigaAmiga Power
What's there is brilliant, if only there was more of it.
GenesisASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Wer's ausprobieren möchte, darf nun dank Sega diesen einstigen Spielhallen-Hit auf dem Mega Drive zocken. Doch statt der ursprünglichen fünf Plattform-Levels wurde der Weg zum Erfolg nun mit vier zusätzlichen Levels recht steinig - und spaßig! Denn jedes Level wurde komplett überarbeitet, erweitert, kniffliger und auch grafisch verschönert. Die ohnehin ulkigen Feinde wurden neu angeordnet, die Spielbarkeit durch variable Einstellungen erhalten. Toki auf dem MD schlägt sogar noch das Original!
LynxASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Geändert hat sich gegenüber dem Coin-Op erstmal nix. Die Levels, die Grafik, sogar die Anordnung der Feinde wurde 1:1 vom Automaten übernommen. Warum auch nicht? Wer also die kniffligen Stellen „erlernt“ und sich mit Geschick durch die ausgefuchsten Spielstufen kämpft, wird mit dem Lynx ganz gewiß ebensoviel Freude an Toki haben wie seinerzeit am Automaten.
AmigaComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Toki was a fun coin-op to play, but suffered from a severe difficulty problem - the whole thing was dead tough, and overly frustrating to say the least. The Amiga conversion is stunning in it's audio-visual aspects, but unfortunately suffers from a similar problem. The graphics are little short of coin-op perfect, and the jolly, boppy jungle-style track is a treat to the ears. But after about half an hour of play, you just want to sling the joystick through the nearest window! All credit to Ocean France for a spot-on conversion, It's simply that the arcade original is too frustrating to be entertaining for any great length of time. More experienced arcadesters may well enjoy Toki, but your average joystick jockey will be pulling their hair out by the roots before long.
Atari STST Format
It's not an easy task, and it seems to be made psychologically even harder by the fact that you seem to have such a small space to manouevre in. Actually, this isn't just an optical illusion brought on by the aforementioned titchy screen area - the same problem was present in the original coin-op and in other conversions. There's not usually a lot of room for error in Toki, and it can make the game very frustrating when you get splatted by one of the unforgivingly mean nasties nine times in a row in the same place. Still, it's worth persevering - the graphics start off pretty and improve all the way through, and there's enough in the way of nice touches and visual rewards to make it worth the concentration and effort you'll need to expend to get anywhere. This is well worth a tenner.
AmigaACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
As coin-op conversions go, Toki is one of the better ones. The graphics are identical to those of the coin-op, as is the sound, but the gameplay seems a little harder than I seem to remember. In fact, it is the overt difficulty that marrs Toki's playability. The lack of variation between levels is admittedly kept to minimum, but the lack of progress can be very frustrating and even off-putting. Still, Toki is a fine conversion and while it's hardly award-winning stuff, fans of the coin-op should go ape over it.
LynxGame Zero
This is the best home version of this game that I have seen. The graphics are detailed and well drawn. The music isn't too bad. There are many power-ups and challenges in this game. With a cute story and fair control, Toki is a fairly good game.
ArcadePower Play
Alles in allem ein schönes, abwechslungs- und ideenreiches Spiel, das zu gefallen wußte.
LynxGamePro (US)
Just like its arcade big brother, Toki is a beautiful-looking game. It utilizes the Lynx's full color palette and paints smooth animation and sharp, detailed graphics. The music is light-hearted and unobtrusive, and the sound effects are clear, especially Toki's digitized "Yearrgh" each time he gets hit. The jump and shoot controls are easy to learn, so chuck the manual and dive right into the game. the action is fast-paced and requires many different strategies and moves. Toki's a swinging good time!
LynxDefunct Games
Toki's strongest suit lies in its faithfulness to the arcade version. Atari programmers have gleefully cloned nearly every detail of the coin-op with a level of fanaticism that's ordinarily reserved for such subjects as politics or religion. It's fun for everyone, but it's a special treat for those who were lucky enough to have played the little-seen original.
Atari STST Format
Toki's nothing new. All right, so you control a gorilla, but this doesn't make it anything more than a gun-toting platform game. Even so, it's very playable and generates that "one more go" feeling - surely this is the most important criterion? Toki is enjoyable hokum, certainly, and more fun than locking your key inside the car at Toddington service station. Even so, it's less fun than nude hang-gliding over Windsor Castle.
AmigaAmiga Joker
Fassen wir zusammen: Es ist Ocean zwar gelungen, das Wunder von „Pang“ zu wiederholen und ein Amigagame zu fabrizieren, das sich von der Coin Op Vorlage (fast) nur insofern unterscheidet, als man hier kein Kleingeld einzuwerfen braucht, aber für einen Hit hätten die Jungs noch ein bißchen am Spieldesign feilen müssen. Für eine Extraportion affenscharfe Action reicht‘s allerdings auch so dicke!
Après l'excellent Ghosts'n Goblins, le genre des run and gun se pare d'un nouveau membre qui fait honneur à ce type de jeux de plates-formes atypique. Avec son héros plutôt original et loufoque, Toki parvient sans mal à nous offrir un soft où nos réflexes sont mis à rude épreuve, et où la progression par l'échec sera le lot de chaque joueur tentant l'aventure de notre cher primate. Malgré des niveaux assez courts, la difficulté du soft parviendra sans mal à vous tenir en haleine quelques heures durant tandis que les musiques particulièrement inspirées et les décors fourmillant de détails et de vie vous feront oublier votre dur labeur.
LynxPower Play
Der affige Geschicklichkeitstest "Toki" lockt mit einem halben Dutzend total unterschiedlicher Levels, interessanter Extras und schnuffiger Grafik. Technisch könnte es zwar eine Prise geschmeidiger vonstatten gehen, doch der Spielfluß wird dadurch nicht gestört. Ein durch und durch gutes Modul, das gar nicht mal so schwer ist.
AmigaPower Play
Unverhofft kommt oft: Sechs ausgedehnte Levels voll abwechslungsreicher Jump'n'Run-Kost verlocken immer wieder zu einem Spielchen. Der Bildschirmausschnitt ist zwar etwas klein geraten, dafür stimmt der Rest. Das Scrolling ist in Ordnung, und grafisch sticht Toki die Konkurrenz locker aus. Der Spielablauf ist erfrischend witzig wie ausgefeilt. Allein die heikle Kollisionsabfrage sorgt in Kombination mit dem harschen Schwierigkeitsgrad anfangs für das eine oder andere Frusterlebnis. Fans des Spielautomaten werden jubilieren, alle anderen Geschicklichkeits-Freaks sollten angesichts dieser rundum geglückten Umsetzung schon mal 80 Mark lockermachen.
Der Schwierigkeitsgrad steigert sich langsam von moderat bis knifflig, die nahezu ruckelfrei, und in alle Richtungen scrollende Grafik behält dagegen ihr hohes Niveau durchgehend bei. Begleitmusik und -FX stören kaum, das Fehlen eines Zwei-Spieler-Modus schon eher. Trotzdem sorgen das ausgereifte Gameplay und die witzigen Details wie Hüpf-Wippen mit 16 Tonnen-Gewichten a la Monty Python für ungetrübtes Jump & Run-Vergnügen — spielerisch ist Toki also kein bißchen affig!
Atari STPower Play
Unverhofft kommt oft: Sechs ausgedehnte Levels voll abwechslungsreicher Jump'n'Run-Kost verlocken immer wieder zu einem Spielchen. Der Bildschirmausschnitt ist zwar etwas klein geraten, dafür stimmt der Rest. Das Scrolling ist in Ordnung, und grafisch sticht Toki die Konkurrenz locker aus. Der Spielablauf ist erfrischend witzig wie ausgefeilt. Allein die heikle Kollisionsabfrage sorgt in Kombination mit dem harschen Schwierigkeitsgrad anfangs für das eine oder andere Frusterlebnis. Fans des Spielautomaten werden jubilieren, alle anderen Geschicklichkeits-Freaks sollten angesichts dieser rundum geglückten Umsetzung schon mal 80 Mark lockermachen.
GenesisLe Geek
The game stays fresh by mixing jumping and shooting (well, spitting) with decent power ups, and a nice assortment of puzzle areas versus dexterity areas. The control is very clean. Some of the power ups are fun, like sneakers (for extra high jumping) and spit balls that bounce around. The graphics are plain but serviceable, as is the sound. Toki has a few digitized sound effects that work better here than I've seen in other games. The boards tend to be pretty long and varied, which is something else that I like.
GenesisSEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Un autre point marquant du jeu c'est sa musique. Plus de 15 ans après j'ai encore le thème du jeu dans la tête. Cet air ne m'a jamais quitté, pourtant il n'a rien d'exceptionnel mais il colle tellement bien à l'ambiance de Toki que les images défilent toutes seules lorsque je l'entends. Par contre c’est le même tout au long de l’aventure, ça peut donc vite devenir saoulant. Toki n'est bien évidemment pas le meilleur shoot de la console, et ce n'est pas sa réalisation graphique ou l'animation très lente du personnage principal qui le sauveront. Pourtant je reste attaché à ce titre par son ambiance unique et désopilante ainsi que par son côté très technique. La moindre erreur est fatale et seul les plus patients en verront le bout.
That phrase pretty much sums up the Toki experience, actually. Toki is an under-appreciated gem that is still very enjoyable today, although ultimately outclassed by later offerings.
GenesisPower Play
Toki ist ein Muster für ein besseres Durchschnittsspiel. Es reißt einen nicht vom Hocker, keine neuen Spielideen - alles schon mal da gewesen; aber trotzdem ist es nicht besonders schlecht. Grafisch und auch spielerisch nimmt Toki in den höheren Levels zu. Tatsächlich wurden die Original-Levels künstlich aufgeblasen und spielen sich wesentlich langatmiger. Allein die Kollisionsabfrage ist ein wenig zu pingelig. Explodiert beispielsweise eine Gigantowurzel, fliegen Erdstückchen durch die Gegend, von denen einige - manchmal - für Toki lebensnehmend sind. Im Zwei-Spieler-Modus tretet Ihr leider nicht gleichzeitig an, sondern nacheinander - schade!
NESGame Freaks 365
The bosses are not particularly hard in this game, both because they don’t take too many hits to defeat and because they don’t flash between hits so you can hit them many times in a row. Then again, by the standards of the day, the levels were not too hard either. To make matters worse, the levels are riddled with checkpoints, and, even when you continue, you continue from the last checkpoint you reached, although if you received any lifebar-increasing items, they don’t carry through the continue. Because of that, what is already a short, six-level game is made even easier to beat, but that doesn’t prevent this game from being fun to play through once in a while. I recommend you try to get it if you can get it fairly inexpensively.
NESNintendo Power Magazine
This arcade game adaptation follows the story of it's predecessor step by step.
Atari STInterface
Gillar du plattformsspel? Är du envis? Har du joystick men inga läxor? Är pappa rik? Klarar du dig med två timmars sömn per natt? Lura då farsan att köpa Toki!
GenesisThe Video Game Critic
Toki Going Ape Spit caused me plenty of grief and frustration, but not enough to make me want to stop playing!
LynxAll Game Guide
Toki isn't a bad game by any means, and if you can't get enough platformer action, then Toki might be for you. But there are definitely better games on both the Lynx and other systems.
GenesisGame Freaks 365
With Sonic the Hedgehog on the Genesis in 1991, I am not sure what to make of Sega's decision to release what is essentially a port of a mediocre 1989 NES game. Maybe it was simply to expand the Genesis library or maybe it was a case of poor quality control. Whatever the case, Toki: Going Ape Spit never should have made it outside of the development studio. It is a poorly animated game in terms of graphics with limited length, pitiful AI and a lousy single tune that loops, which will drive you ape shit. Unless you are a die hard platforming fan or a collector, shy away from this one.