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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 Present Selection
ToeJam & Earl Genesis At least they hint that there's a space ship piece around
ToeJam & Earl Genesis Tomato-shooting hen
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 (854)
Original idea, but sadly unsatisfying Genesis Andrew Fisher (707)
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 (480)
TJ&E? its for (expletive deleted) on, silly Genesis paul cairey (359)

Critic Reviews Genesis Jul 05, 2004 10 out of 10 100
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
Retroage Genesis Sep 13, 2014 7.7 out of 10 77
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Nov, 1991 29 out of 40 72
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 23, 2006 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1991 62 out of 100 62 (UK) Wii Jan 23, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Retro Gamer Wii Mar 01, 2007 Unscored Unscored


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