When one lists the games of yesteryear, one title that probably rarely, if ever, comes up is TAD Corporation's Toki
, or JuJu Densetsu
as it was known in Japan. Despite this, the game was actually fairly popular and saw life on several consoles, such as the NES, Sega Mega Drive, and the Amiga. In fact, here's some terrible box art that may jog your memory:
What was Toki
all about? In the game, you play as a man named Toki, who lives out in the jungle with his tribe. One day, the peaceful existence of the tribe is shattered when the evil Vookimeldo shows up and kidnaps the lovely Miho. Before he leaves with her, however, he casts a spell on all of the people in the tribe, turning them into various beasts and jungle creatures. Our hero, Toki, is transformed into a Geeshergam, one of the ape-looking followers of Vookimeldo. Luckily for Toki (well, arguably lucky), is that he was also granted the ability to shoot various projectiles from his mouth, thus dealing great damage to his foes. With his new found abilities, Toki takes off to rescue Miho.
Back in 2009, a full 20 years after Toki
was originally released, Golgoth Studios announced that they would be updating the game, and releasing it as a downloadable title dubbed Toki Remixed
. For those of you unfamiliar with Golgoth, they're a France-based studio dedicated to keeping "2D gaming alive within this 3D world", and they aim to do so via digital distribution channels. Unfortunately, financing issues caused some delays, as did the want to make a fully polished product, but the game is now well in-development, and Golgoth has released screens and video showing off their work so far.
is "Coming Soon" to XBLA. As soon as we have more details, we'll be sure to share them with you!