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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 Arcade Title screen
Toki Commodore 64 Wear a helmet for protection against enemies
Toki Amiga I'm about to enter a cave, I just have to take care of that spiked thing blocking my way.
Toki Commodore 64 Watch out for that cannon!

Promo Images

Toki Magazine Advertisement Page 8
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. Lynx FireHorsePrime (23)

Critic Reviews

Video Game Den NES Sep 18, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Player One Lynx Sep, 1992 92 out of 100 92
The Video Game Critic Lynx Mar 23, 2012 A- 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga May, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1990 4 out of 5 80
Video Games Lynx Apr, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Retro Archives NES Jul 23, 2018 14 out of 20 70
Interface Atari ST 1991 68 out of 100 68
Retro Archives Commodore 64 Jul 23, 2018 11 out of 20 55
All Game Guide Lynx 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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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
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