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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 Toejam is trying to avoid the mother and her baby, while Earl is sprinting away from a mad doctor
ToeJam & Earl Genesis The maps may get quite complex
ToeJam & Earl Genesis Hey!  A ship piece!
ToeJam & Earl Genesis The Lil' Devil

Promo Images

ToeJam & Earl Screenshot
ToeJam & Earl Magazine Advertisement pp. 28-29
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…. MasterMegid (902) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Earth is probably the last place you'd want to be stranded. Adzuken (854) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Original idea, but sadly unsatisfying Andrew Fisher (707) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars
All Funked Up! Classic Nigel (150) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Can I Drive? brandon kasper (3) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
Jammin Liam Dowds (51) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
Like, Totally Funky Man ETJB (480) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
TJ&E? its for (expletive deleted) on, silly paul cairey (359) 1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) 2004 10 out of 10 100
Play Time Feb, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Mean Machines Nov, 1991 87 out of 100 87 Jun 03, 2010 16 out of 20 80
Sega Nerds Apr 11, 2013 4 out of 5 80 Jan, 2003 7.9 out of 10 79
Retroage Sep 13, 2014 7.7 out of 10 77
The Video Game Critic Apr 07, 2008 B- 67
Video Games Dec, 1991 62 out of 100 62


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quizzley7 (21706) added ToeJam & Earl (Genesis) on Sep 17, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (68945), Rik Hideto (461463), Sciere (780625) and Foxhack (31792)
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