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The hands of Bashtar have whisked Moho away from her beloved Toki. Toki hasn't fared much better as he has been transformed into an ape by the sorcerer Vookimedlo. Now Toki must rescue his love and find a way to transform himself back into a man.

Toki consists of six stages which are The Labyrinth of Caves, the underwater stage Lake Neptune, Caverns of Fire, Ice Palace, Dark Jungle, and the Golden Palace. Toki's main attack against his enemies is by spitting at them although he can also hop on them to defeat them. Toki's normal spit can be changed to a fire breath by finding the correct item. Other items include items like a football helmet which temporarily shields Toki, high jump shoes, clocks that add time, coins which add to Toki's life count, and fruits which add to the total score.

Instead of dying in one hit, the NES version added a health meter. A version of the game also exists for the Genesis, however the game features different stage layouts plus additional levels and different enemies.


Toki Lynx A sub-boss that you meet underwater
Toki Lynx This bird is made of fire
Toki Lynx Your girlfriend is kidnapped
Toki Lynx What can be behind this deathtrap

Promo Images

Toki Magazine Advertisement Page 8
Toki Magazine Advertisement
Toki Magazine Advertisement The Games Machine (Italy) Issue 34 (September 1991)

Alternate Titles

  • "JuJu Densetsu" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Unique, colorful and challenging platformer. FireHorsePrime (23) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Player One Sep, 1992 92 out of 100 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Game Zero Sep, 1992 80.5 out of 100 80
Defunct Games Apr 14, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Play Time May, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Mar, 1992 30 out of 40 75
Power Play Mar, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Video Games Apr, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Megablast 1992 74 out of 100 74
Retro Archives Jul 23, 2018 13.5 out of 20 68


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Canceled Spectrum version

A Spectrum version got as far as being previewed by several magazines, and many screenshots exist, but it was never released.

Never released Atari 7800 version

Over 20 years after the initial release of Toki, a playable beta version of a Toki port for the Atari 7800 was discovered. It shows a 1993 copyright in the title screen and is only runnable on PAL systems. It is a quite accurate conversion of the arcade original, but the last level of the coin-op original is missing in this version. Also most bonus items are missing and some bugs are in the game. It is unknown why this nearly complete port was never released. Source: Betaphasegames
festershinetop (9633) added Toki (Lynx) on Jul 01, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (73662), Psychedelic Mike (70) and Pseudo_Intellectual (63202)