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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 (858)
Original idea, but sadly unsatisfying Genesis Andrew Fisher (617)
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 (450)
TJ&E? its for (expletive deleted) on, silly Genesis paul cairey (359)

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Combined User Score 63 3.7


Critic Reviews

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100
Évidemment, il existe plusieurs façons de parcourir le soft. Vous pouvez foncer tête baissée, et là, à deux, vous ne prendrez que 3-4 heures pour le finir, en oubliant pas cette fameuse replay-value. Pour les plus fins, soucieux de découvrir chaque recoins du jeu, cela vous demandera plus de temps, de l'ordre de 5-6 heures tout au plus. Sans oublier un mode bien sympa qu'on appellera "simulateur de rap-funk" vous permettant de réutiliser les sons du jeu à votre guise. En somme, le jeu est blindé de tous les côtés, les gars de Sega se sont bien déchirés pour faire encore preuve de leur immense talent. On se demandera donc pourquoi n'a t'il pas marché en Europe? La langue intégralement anglaise peut rebuter, mais non, laisser vous conquérir. Le pari de l'innovation et du fun à tout-va doit être récompensé. A vos manettes. Jammin !
100
GenesisThunderbolt Games (Oct 09, 2004)
Well boo. You can play your serious games, with your platforms to jump, your FMV to sit through, your levels to be attained and your bosses to be fought. If you don't want to spend time chilling with ToeJam and Earl (and the Carrotman) you're like a total Weiner. Join us, join the Funklords. Once you've played a game with this much heart and soul, you'll wonder why all games can't have this much love poured into it. Peace out.
100
GenesisSega-16.com (Jul 05, 2004)
You won't be disappointed with TJ&E, though the asking price on eBay might scare some people away. If you can find a copy, I whole-heartedly recommend spending time with the grand masters of funk. Who knows, maybe you'll pick up a move or two.
98
GenesisMygamer.com (Oct 01, 2004)
ToeJam & Earl is a completely different experience each time you play, thanks to the game's random levels. Not only do the levels themselves change but also the food, items, presents, enemies, ship pieces and elevator locations, too. When ToeJam & Earl go their separate ways and then return to the same screen they even greet each other. Over the course of the game you'll find them belching, singing, fleeing tomato rain, chasing down Santa Claus, sleeping, hula dancing and even enjoying the occasional Jacuzzi as they stumble across the Earth reassembling their ride. ToeJam & Earl's randomization, open-ended gameplay, and light-hearted sense of humor (that doesn't quit) perfectly embodies that which most games sadly lack.
95
GenesisPlay Time (Feb, 1992)
Daß das lebhafte Spielgeschehen zudem wunderbar comicartig in Szene gesetzt, mit einer klasse Musik unterlegt und einem witzigen Intro ausgestattet ist, dient als weiterer Garant dafür, daß dieses Modul nicht so schnell in der Schublade verschwinden wird. Das ist genau der Stoff, aus dem (Software)Legenden gemacht sind! “ToeJam & Earl“ ist mein persönlicher Favorit für diesen Monat und jetzt schon eines der Highlights 1992.
94
GenesisSega Force (UK) (Jan, 1992)
It'll take some time for me complete the Rapmaster ship and even then the fun's not over: selecting the 'random worlds' option changes the layout of levels and spacecraft parts every time ToeJam & Earl's played. A totally awesome experience; buy it this instant.
92
Man kann auf dieser Seite wirklich nicht alle Gags und Features dieses wohl einzigartigen Spiels beschreiben. Kauft es Euch und seht selbst. Wir meinen, es ist sein Geld wert.
90
Sega, you've surprised me again! There I was, expecting this much-heralded cart to be a stupid kiddie game, and next thing I know, I'm locked away for a weekend with only a bag of chips, a bottle of Coke, and Toe Jam & Earl cranking on the Genesis. It's rare that a game with such fad-conscious mechanics comes off being truly original, but it does, and it's an excellent 2 player game to boot.
87
GenesisMean Machines (Nov, 1991)
Toe Jam and Earl is a hilarious adventure. From the opening sequence (lasting several minutes) to the in-game banter between the two characters, the emphasis is definitely on comedy. This would mean nothing if the gameplay wasn't up to scratch but fortunately there is little to worry about in that department. The going is a little slow for the first couple of levels, but once you get into the swing of hunting for food and rocketship pieces and experimenting with the mystery items, it's a great game. However, the game does move a tad on the slow side, which does distract from the action. If you're after fun and frolics in a Megadrive cartridge, Toe Jam and Earl is a very worthwhile purchase.
80
GenesisSega Nerds (Apr 11, 2013)
Toejam and Earl is a fun game with beautiful visuals and a great soundtrack but a few minor issues weigh down the gameplay.
80
GenesisJeuxvideo.com (Jun 03, 2010)
ToeJam & Earl mise beaucoup sur le plaisir de l’exploration et sur son ambiance résolument décalée. Bénéficiant d'un mode multijoueur réussi, le titre profite aussi d'un gameplay simple mais efficace qui donne du charme à l’ensemble et qui parvient à faire oublier les quelques lacunes rencontrées.
80
GenesisAll Game Guide (2007)
Funky aliens ToeJam & Earl need your help! While on a routine trip across the galaxy, their spaceship got caught in an asteroid field and crashed into some strange planet called Earth. Now they have to find the ten missing pieces of their ship so they can return home!
79
GenesisGameCola.net (Jan, 2003)
TJ&E will keep you playing for years, with the random level generation (which, incidentally, creates an almost "loading time" between levels, quite bizarre for a cartridge-based game) and presents whose contents are inconsistent making every time through a new experience. The two player mode is just awesome for a pair of intrepid adventurers, and single player is great if you're home alone on a Saturday night, waiting for that phone call that just never comes. Word. If you have a dab of patience and can handle a bit o' frustration, I guarantee that ToeJam & Earl will be one of the most fun games that you'll ever have played. Just don't open any presents marked "tomato rain".
77
GenesisRetroage (Sep 13, 2014)
Toejam & Earl to gra na tyle charakterystyczna i oryginalna, że z pewnością nie spodoba się każdemu. Raczej nie polecam jej do grania w pojedynkę, bo przez swoją powolność prawdopodobnie okaże się nudna. Wada ta zamienia się jednak w zaletę podczas gry dwuosobowej: ze względu na mało zręcznościowy charakter Toejam & Earl idealnie nadaje się dla osób, które nie są zapalonymi graczami, co ułatwia znalezienie partnera do gry. Jeśli więc macie pod ręką kogokolwiek zdolnego do utrzymania pada, to polecam zaopatrzyć się w tą grę i w ramach odpoczynku od FPSów i innych shoot’em upów pomóc dwójce sympatycznych kosmitów w powrocie do domu.
72
Toejam and Earl are two really funny characters complete with funny animations and loads of other humorous creatures out to get you. Although I enjoyed most of this cart, especially the wacky sound test, it was just a little too weak in the gameplay department. Aloha!
70
WiiNintendo Life (Dec 23, 2006)
With nostalgia glasses on it will be easy to award this game top marks, but looking at it from a newcomer's point of view it is a bit dated. The gameplay is very slow moving and there are many things that are unfair like presents which impact you negatively and aliens who you have little chance of escaping from that knock you off the planet's surface and make you fall several levels!
70
WiiIGN (Jan 24, 2007)
ToeJam & Earl is definitely an alien experience – a collecting quest themed with the flavor of funk, primarily designed with two in mind. If you only have yourself to use as a game-playing partner, the single-player experience here will likely not hold your interest long. But if you've got a friend to play with you, there's fun to be found herein. ToeJam and Earl – kickin' it out old-school, yo.
67
GenesisThe Video Game Critic (Apr 07, 2008)
Toejam and Earl is time consuming and you can't save your place, so make sure you have a few hours set aside before you begin your quest. The two-player mode splits the screen so each player has his own view, and this was quite novel for 1991. The music is probably the highlight of the game. These funky tunes don't sound like much as first, but they gradually get under your skin. There's even a "Jam Out" mode where you insert samples into a mini music video, and it's surprisingly fun. The game also features some nice psychedelic effects, including a hypnotic elevator sequence. Toejam and Earl is one of those games whose sum is greater than its parts. It's not the most exciting adventure, but if you give it a chance, it might just win you over.
62
GenesisVideo Games (Dec, 1991)
Wärmt schon mal Eure Lachmuskeln vor, wenn Ihr Toejam und Earl zum ersten Mal auf die Geschenkpakete loslaßt. Die Entwickler haben an köstlichen Ideen und Gags wahrlich nicht gespart. Zusammen mit dem coolen Hip-Hop-Soundtrack und den oberwitzigen Animationen aller Beteiligten gerät das Modul fast schon zum Kulttitel. Dummerweise ist es mit der Herrlichkeit alsdann vorbei, wenn Ihr sämtliche Auswirkungen der Päckchen auf die verschiedenen Personen kennt. Das Spielprinzip ist nämlich recht dünn und beschränkt sich auf Gelände ablaufen und Objekte sammeln. Dieses Minimalkonzept wurde zwar vortrefflich zeit- und jugendgerecht verpackt, fesselt aber nicht einmal den Oberrapper auf Dauer. Wer für ein kurzfristiges Gag-Feuerwerk 100 Mark ausgeben will, darf zugreifen, alle anderen sollten sich Toejam und Earl zumindest für einen Tag ausleihen.
60
WiiAllAboutTheGames.co.uk (Jan 24, 2007)
OK, it might not be seminal, but it's akin to many other games, in that it took an awful lot of ideas that were floating around at the time, wrapped them all together and put them in one place, made them all better and added a bit of soul. Sadly nothing has ever come close to what this game gave. It spawned a God-awful platform of a sequel on the Megadrive and a third "just like the original" half-arsed attempt on the xbox. Neither are as good as the original as the soul of TJ&E was forcibly ripped out.
40
WiiEurogamer.net (UK) (Jan 23, 2007)
Don't bother with this one unless you've got some peculiar urge to be disappointed with your childhood.