(Wii Virtual Console / Mega Drive)

ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron (Wii Virtual Console / Mega Drive)

Game Profile

During ToeJam and Earl's trip back home, a number of Earthlings hitchhiked on their spaceship and are now infesting planet Funkotron. ToeJam and Earl must track down the Earthlings in order to capture them in large jars and ship them back to Earth in spaceships.

It is also their funky mission to find 10 beloved objects belonging to Lamont the "Funkapotamus," the source of all funk in the universe, so they can persuade him to return to his favorite funk-filled planet. ToeJam and Earl must use their "funk powers," such as Funk Move and Funk Scan, to assist in evading and capturing the Earthlings.

Game Review

Review

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Posted by Darren Calvert

During ToeJam and Earl's trip back home, a number of Earthlings hitchhiked on their spaceship and are now infesting planet Funkotron.

The original ToeJam & Earl was a quite a big hit for Sega at the time so it was a no-brainer than a sequel should be released. With the success of Sonic the Hedgehog it must have seemed like a logical step to reinvent ToeJam & Earl to be a 2D...

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User Comments (19)

DEMON212

#1

DEMON212 said:

The first one is a canny chill out game, but is this one faster paced? Because I just couldn't get hooked on the first one because it was to slow for my liking.

__TheDoc

#2

TheDoc said:

Oh man....this game was far better than the first. frustrating at times, yes, but great on the whole. Can't wait to two-player this game up with my friends.

__danstan

#3

danstan said:

DEMON, this one is definitely more fast paced. It's essentially a standard platformer.

Kelvin

#4

Kelvin said:

Great graphics on this one, but it's a fairly generic platformer gameplay wise.

TheNintendoBoy

#5

TheNintendoBoy said:

I don't get why people are calling it generic because of the platforming format? The game is full of original and fun game mechanics, the graphics are much better, and I think this is one of the first games that could be defined partly as a "rhythm" game.

I would've preferred a zombies ate my neighbours styled system for collecting humans though, to remedy the backtracking.

Dood77

#8

Dood77 said:

This game is amazing! So much humor and great single player. If you loved the first one, you probably won't find this very impressive, but on the other hand, if you thought the first one was too slow, then this one should do it for you :)

__Edddddd

#9

Edddddd said:

This was the second game I played on my Mega Drive, and I still love it. I've never played the first, but Panic on Funkatron is just so cool. I'd definitely give it 5 stars (maybe 4 without nostalgia).

__Ap0c

#10

Ap0c said:

Oh, it's been so long. Just watching that video brought all of the memories flowing back. It's a shame I'm getting error-coded everytime i try to buy Wii points. I'd be playing this right now.

Mixer152

#11

Mixer152 said:

I've never played the first game but from what I heard, its not my kinda thing. This one however I loved as a kid (still remember renting it from blockbusters and not giving it back lol still got the shiny RENTED sticker on it)
Great music to go with the funky theme. Loved the RPG like elements such as talking to people and stuff, i thought that made it stand out from other platformers. It might have been generic gameplay-wise but the above mentioned points far than make up for it for me. Or maybe I just need to rub the nostalgia dust out of my eyes.

Kingston

#13

Kingston said:

One of the most enjoyable, most original, and funkiest platformers I have ever played. I am extremely satisfied.
Audio 9/10
Gameplay 8.5/10
Lasting appeal 8.5/10 (spent about 6-8 hrs on this one)
Overall 8.9/10

couthedman92

#14

couthedman92 said:

Everyone should stop being such squares. This funky game has the grooviest aliens of all time. These two disco sensations are cool enough to boogie your night away. Anyone who doesn't like this is such a jive turkey...

P.S. @Nintendo Nerd
Give it up. You have no reason to keep promoting Luigi's Mansion. It's terrible and you know it. I would have more fun catching sheet ghosts in the attic with a vacuum cleaner.

Roo

#15

Roo said:

"For solo players this is probably best avoided."

Great. That's me just wasted 800 points.

Don't drink whilst using Wii Shopping Channel kids. :(

#16

said:

A decent enough game, but it's not really ToeJam & Earl, just a platformer with ToeJam & Earl in it. This game was weird, though. :)

CorbsAdmin

#17

Corbs said:

I found the original Toe Jam & Earl boring, so this platformer direction was a nice surprise for me personally.

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