Toki

a game by Taito
Genre: Platformer
Platforms: Lynx, NESNES
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 3 reviews
User Rating: 5.0/10 - 4 votes
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The evil wizard Vookimedlo has kidnapped Miho and transformed Toki into a giant ape. Not only must Toki save his beloved, but he's gotta trounce the wizard or he'll be walking on his knuckles for the rest of his life! Fortunately, in his ape form, Toki is extremely agile, and his powerful ape breath can blast enemies! Hey, give the poor guy a break. Proper oral hygiene is the last thing on his mind!

Let's Talk Toki

As Toki, you only have a limited amount of time to cross five dangerous lands packed with bizarre, nasty creatures that you must either avoid, blast with your ape breath, or squash. Adventurous apes will have to climb through perilous underground caverns, cross treacherous forests, and even dive into moats filled with deadly sea life. Fortunately, you have four lives and two chances to continue play from the same point that you've been trounced. There's also a wide assortment of power-ups and bonus items that help you in your quest: rabbit shoes to jump extra high, oranges to enhance your ape breath, helmets for temporary invulnerability, clocks for more time and invaluable 1-Ups.

Start Monkeying Around!

Just like its arcade big brother, Toki is a beautiful-looking game. It utilizes the Lynx's full color pallete and paints smooth animation and sharp, detailed graphics. The music is lighthearted and unobtrusive, and the sound effects are clear, especially Toki's digitized "Yearrqh" each time he gets hit. The jump and shoot controls are easy to learn, so chuck the manual and dive right into the game. The action is fast-paced and requires many different strategies and moves. Toki's a swinging good time!

ProTips:

  • Blast all flying enemies first before taking on ground enemies. If the skies are clear, you can always jump over them.
  • Watch your back. Some bosses attack you from behind!
  • When hit, some enemies and obstacles explode into shooting fragments. Avoid them at all costs!
  • Carefully jump on top of the spider and he'll lift you to the Power-Up.

Download Toki

Lynx

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

NES

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • P-200, 32 MB RAM

Game Reviews

This original action game based on the little seen coin-op is a great action/adventure title for the Lynx. You must guide Toki through forests, caverns, and mountains. Along the way pick up the special weapons left after killing certain enemies. Great fun from start to finish!

So you think nobody can make a monkey out of ya', eh? Just wait until you play Taito's Toki! The resident Sorcerer, Vookimedlo, snatches your girlfriend, Miho, and immediately changes you into, that's right a banana burner.

This monkey's tale of woe takes you through six semi-rigorous levels consisting of jungles, caves, lakes, and palaces. Your goal is to reach the Golden Palace, destroy Vookimedlo, and rescue Miho.

If you're familiar with the arcade version of Toki, you'll find this game a pretty fair clone. The gameplay is virtually the same. Toki walks, jumps, ducks, crawls and shoots fiery blasts from his mouth. The lay of the land, albeit 8-bit, looks very similar, not to mention good.

True to action adventure norms, the local gang of beasties (including Ape Warriors, Armor Lizards, and Flying Heads) aren't too keen on you monkey- trekking through their home turf and they don't hesitate to let you know it. But you've got your bad monkey breath, so throw a few beastly barbecues. Better still, snare icons for added power, invincibility, extra jumping power, and extra game time.

ProTip: Even when you can't see anything above and sometimes below, assume that an enemy lurks nearby. Keep a steady stream of firepower flowing, especially during vertical climbs.

You might not go absolutely ape over Toki, but this moderately challenging action adventure game will help satisfy your most "primal" entertainment needs.

Snapshots and Media

NES/Famicom/Dendy Screenshots

Atari Lynx Screenshots