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Toobin' Reviews (Amiga)

Toobin' Amiga Intro screen.


Critic Score
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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Overall User Score (5 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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Detailed, colourful graphics (almost full-screen scrolling), great music and heaps of playability make this a brilliant conversion of the coin-op - even if it's not completely accurate. Just the kind of game to cheer you up.
More colourful sprites, full-screen scrolling and superb tunes make this even more fun than the ST version. If you're after an original and fun-packed game, check this sucker out!
The One (Jan, 1990)
This is a faithful version of the coin-op without being a pixel-for-pixel conversion: the control system has been well translated, but more importantly: 16-bit Toobin' has all the fun and playability of the original. Check it out.
Join tube dudes Biff and Jet as they cruise down river and get their trunks into a twist with all kinds of trouble! Re-released under the Respray label, this is a competent conversion of a cult arcade game which did well in its day. Toobin' is enjoyable and challenging, with plenty of laffs and more than a few surprises, but falls down on long-term appeal. Still, definitely worth a look at this price.
Commodore User (Dec, 1989)
One of the more original coin-ops to appear last year was Atari’s Toobin’, based on that decidedly uncommon sport of sitting in an old motor tyre and shooting down rivers. In this country that is probably about as healthy as drinking raw sewage given the state of our waterways, but that did not stop it being a cute idea for a game. Toobin’ turned out to be surprisingly playable. I remember the first item I saw it I nearly walked past because it looked like one of those children’s novelty games. It is true there is nothing to obliterate, beat up or rip apart, but hey, give it a chance!
TOOBIN‘ ist seit langem mal wieder ein Spiel, das mir tierischen Spaß gemacht hat. Auch Manfred war begeistert und konnte sich gar nicht mehr vom Joystick losreisen. Die Grafik ist zwar nicht megamäßig, alle anderen Punkte, die ein gutes Spiel braucht, wie Spielablauf, Motivation und Sound, haben aber voll überzeugt.
The background graphics are great, and thankfully the problem of seeing (or rather not seeing) your attackers doesn't arise on the Amiga. But the poor quality of the sprites is just not acceptable on the Amiga. Still, it's playable and the Hispanic tunes set a hot and sweaty atmosphere.
Play Time (Jul, 1991)
Der beste Teil von Toobin stellt das Rennen gegen einen Freund dar, da es dem ganzen einen Wettkampfrahmen verleiht und Du nicht die vielen Flüsse durchspielen mußt, um ein bißchen Abwechslung zu haben. Kauf‘ Dir dieses Game, wenn Du gern Wettkämpfe mit Deinen Freunden veranstaltest.
Amiga Joker (Dec, 1989)
Das muß man den Jungs von Domark lassen, der Spielwitz des Automaten kommt voll rüber! Besonders die Zwei-Spieler-Option macht höllisch Spaß, da man mit dem Partner gleichzeitig über den Schirm flitzt. Dafür ist die technische Seite nicht ganz befriedigend: Bei hoher Geschwindigkeit wird das Scrolling leicht ruckelig, außerdem hätten die Sprites getrost etwas detailfreudiger sein können. Auch die Darstellung des Wassers durch das allseits bekannte Color Cycling ist nicht der Gipfel der Programmierkunst! Erfreulich hingegen die vielen verschiedenen Musikstücke und die gelungenen Soundeffekte – zumindest akustisch ist das Game Spitzenklasse!
Power Play (Jan, 1990)
Endlich wieder ein gewitztes Geschicklichkeitsspiel voller guter Ideen und Spielwitz: Das Paddel-Drama Toobin' macht am Anfang einen sehr schweren Eindruck, doch wenn man sich an die ungewöhnliche Steuerung gewöhnt und die Levels ein bißchen kennengelernt hat, kommt man ganz gut voran. Das Spieldesign steckt voller Details und Einfälle.
Amiga Format (Jan, 1990)
The Japanese are renowned for coming up with abstract, off-the-wall game ideas like bubble blowing dinosaurs in Bubble Bobble and the brothers Mario in their surreal world. The ‘tubular dudes’ are in keeping with the tradition: two dudes in tyre inner tubes paddling their way down rivers.
Zzap! (Feb, 1990)
Two of the coolest tube-dudes around, Bif and Jet have set out down the river in two big tyres, searching for a party! In between this and them are some of the wildest, craziest and nastiest stretches of water around, and they've not even been privatised. Appearing on the riverbanks are Indians, irate fishermen, penguins, bottle-toting drunks, mad Arabs, hillbillies, Sphinx, skulls, and many other totally uncool squares who throw various objects at the heroes. The water itself is full of tube-bursting things like torpedoes, sewer slime, and twigs and branches.
Amiga Power (Jun, 1991)
[Budget re-release] In today's ever-more-competitive budget market, you can do a lot better than this for your £8. Spend your money on something like IK+ instead.