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Competition Winners: Toki Tori - Game Boy Color Giveaway

Posted by Darren Calvert

Drumroll, please...

Last week we ran a competition with our pals at Two Tribes that invited creativity and crazy ideas, and you all delivered. Rather than egg you on — we're sorry — let's get to it.

The overall winner gets a sealed copy of Toki Tori for Game Boy Color, a download code for the 3DS Virtual Console version and a Toki Tori t-shirt. Ten lucky runners-up will each get a download code and a t-shirt.

We had almost 300 entries to explain where Toki Tori, the diminutive little chicken, came from; some really were funny and creative. It was quite disturbing how many people answered "an egg" though, c'mon guys!

Two Tribes has sifted through the entries and selected the winners. Drumroll...

The Winner

rossy771 - UK

The KFC Slaughterhouse (He escaped)

Runners Up

bro2dragons - USA

Toki Tori is a chick. As such, most would assume he came from an egg, but recent respected philosophers have taken the question a step further. When Greek sophist Eggcrates asked the question of which came first, renowned thinker Chicken Brutus answered that it was, in fact, the chicken, likely an ancestor of Toki Tori's. While many others have agreed with Brutus' reasoning, others have questioned whether his logic also contained a hint of bias. The true case of Toki Tori's far-gone origins? The world may never know.

MrArcade - UK

He comes from the Tokiri Forest. Just a few miles down the road from the famous Kokiri Forest.

Pastry - USA

Toki Tori was the lone survivor of the battle over land between the TWO bird TRIBES, with each tribe being named Toki and Tori respectively.

pariah164 - USA

Toki Tori is from Japan. He was raised by a samurai, learned the way of bushido, and uses his sharpened mind and reflexes to defend his homeland and save his brethren. NIPPON BANZAI!

Morphtroid - Mexico

Well, you see... When a Daddy Rooster and a Mommy Hen love each other a lot, the Magical Chicken Fairy comes down and gives them a very special egg. That egg then hatches and a very special baby chick comes from it.

marc_max - Spain

He comes from a 56 colors on screen world, of course!

Koapa - Slovakia

I think it was experiment, to bring Tamagotschi into a XL screen. They wanted to bring it from digital little machine into something bigger - this was successful. He ended in GBC.

reborn - Spain

Toki Tori, the Egg Bird. A yellow little bird coming from a planet called "We-like-to-freeze-you". It's said to have an average speed while offering a good range of movements to make his enemies die while he achieves in.

shynra - UK

Toki Tori is ancient Mayan symbol, created by a Mayan child as a friend and protector! Bed time stores have been made and passed down the generations and now he finally has a videogame.

nibblemonkey - UK

A mad scientist, called Collin, was messing with various animals DNA in his secret lab. More specifically he was messing with chicken DNA, seeing what would happen if he made chickens more humanoid and yellow. After hours of messing with DNA, he saw it as a failure and tossed the whole batch of eggs out the window. They landed near nuclear waste, causing the mixture of DNA to mutate and come to life. Heavy rainstorms washed the batch into a forest where one egg hit a tree as it was tumbling down a hill causing it to start hatching. Toki Tori burst out the egg, scared and confused.

We've passed the winner's details on to Two Tribes who will be in touch soon to arrange delivery of the prizes.

Thanks to everyone who took part in the competition.

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User Comments (68)



sebman30 said:

congrats to everyone but i find it kind of fishy that i check on this site daily and ive never seen many of these people before on this site.



Squashie said:

Ah, well! I already have a copy of the game! Congratulations to all of the winners!



sebman30 said:

sorry wasnt tryin to be , i all ready have a copy of the game so it doesnt worry me but if you look, see how many you recognize, i can only recognize 4.



chewytapeworm said:

@sebman30 No problem brah... Well many people follow this site but don't feel the need to leave comments unless they see excellent opportunities to win things, like this!



Geonjaha said:

Two Tribes decided the winners? Then how did a reference to a member of staff get a runner up?



Dazza said:

@Geonjaha Two Tribes picked the winners with no input from us, we just sent over all 300 submissions for them to choose from. They probably don't even know of the legend that is Chicken Brutus!



alLabouTandroiD said:

Congratulations people! These are eggcellent entries.
It was fun to come up with a little backstory to the character. If anybody wants to read my entry here it is.

One sunny spring morn doddery king Juma was lying in his cuddly canopy bed. Still half asleep he slowly opened his eyes. “Oh, what a nice Happy-Easter-banner there!” he thought and for a second felt like he was in heaven. Then suddenly it hit him like a hammer. “HEY, WAIT! IT’S EASTER ALREADY?!?!?!?” he screamed, realizing that he forgot to get eggs for the annual egg hunt festival. “MY PEOPLE WILL CATAPULT ME OUT OF MY KINGDOM IF I DON’T GET ‘EM EGGS THIS MORNING! WHAT AM I GONNA DO!?!?!” he panicked and ran to the balcony. And just as he was about to jump over the railing he saw something in the distance.

There was a birdboy flying high in the sky. As chance would have it he carried a basket full of pearly white eggs. Before the king could think straight he saw a majestic black dragon approaching the birdboy. A fierce wrangling began and one by one the eggs dropped out of the basket and got strewn about the whole kingdom. The king couldn’t believe his luck. “Phew! I’ve gotten away with it once again!” he sighed with relief and went back to sleep.

But there was something he didn’t see. One egg was split in two when it hit the ground. Out of it sprang an adorable and dizzy little chick called Toki Tori. The cute young hatchling looked to the sky and saw how all the other eggs fell to the ground. “I have to see if they are alright!” he said to himself and set out for his adventurous quest.



Stuffgamer1 said:

Well...I know the first runner-up...and that's it.

I knew I wouldn't win when it came down to actually judging submissions. I still kinda think it's better than random chance, though...I knew better than to get my hopes up in the first place this way.



Late said:

Congratulations everyone!
I knew I had no chance of winning and it seems I didn't quite understand what I was supposed to do as I wrote a whole story which had over 2000 characters.



Collo said:

What's this about Brutus the Chicken? Should Toki Tori be afraid?



Fabian said:

I did the same but mine doesent feature so many characters what did you wrote that you needed so many characters



TheDreamingHawk said:

@Collo Considering how the DL codes for NA may not work yet due to the game not being out, how long will it be until the NA release?

And congrats guys, especially since I recognize so many of you.



Teaqq2 said:

I singed up for Nintendo Life because I read it alot AND for the competition.



TheConsiglio said:

This Doesn't surprise me. Darn, Oh Well Congrats to everyone who won as I'm off to ebay to get me that sealed copy. Be back in 20 mins.



MrWalkieTalkie said:

I should have won because I just joined this site yesterday! LOL just kiddin' but congrats to them winners!



Pichuka97 said:

Next time there should be a rule that says you must be a member of NL for at least 10 days before you can enter. I can see lot's of people making an extra profile just so they could enter again. Anyway, congrats to the winners!!



brooks83 said:

Huh, if I knew I could enter and win the contest by writing a single sentence I probably would have submitted something. I was thinking they meant write a paragraph or more.



bro2dragons said:

I can't believe I had that many spelling errors. Kinda embarrassing.

Very awesome, though. Thanks, Two Tribes!



accc said:

Even though my entry didn't win, I stand by my story that he's the bizarre inter-species love child of Sonic the Hedgehog and Princess Elise!



Odnetnin said:

Apparently Two Tribes doesn't like Bane very much.

"Toki Tori was born in complete and utter darkness. He didn't see the light until he was already a fully grown chicken. And by then it was nothing to him but blinding. The shadows betray whomever dared abduct his siblings, because the shadows belong to him, and him alone."



Morpheel said:

OH I won something?!

Yay! Thanks Two Tribes!
And congrats to the winners, too!



sykotek said:

Congrats to the winners! They were well deserved wins! the end, I guess I didn't really need yet another copy of Toki Tori...time to go drown my sorrows in a bucket of the Colonel finest.



Pastry said:

Look at that! I won something! Congratulations to everyone else of course.



RR529 said:

Congratulations to all the winners.

With that said, nearly all the runner-up entries were better than the winner, IMO, but congratualtions nonetheless.



pariah164 said:

Wait. A thought occurs to me...

The game is only available in the UK eShop right now. How will US residents get their prize?



Kifa said:

Congratulations to the winners, can see that my entry was nowhere near as good as those. The winning one seems a little... brutal, though.

@pariah164 - The code might still allow you to download software that is not publicly available, much like the redownload feature allows people owning Freakyforms to download their game again even though it's not available anymore. And if the game is not yet loaded onto the servers in the US, they will send the winner's their codes when it is. I wouldn't worry.



Gridatttack said:

I guess relating toki tori with eggbert didn't do at all I kinda wanted the shirt to to be honest...
And to think about it, most of these were some kind of joke. If I knew that before hand, I could maybe stood up a chance



SomeBitTripFan said:

I guess they aren't fans of Star Wars either. Just what are they fans of? Good job to the winners your submissions were really funny (or brutal).



yosoyyo said:

When more long was your reponse more difficult was to win.
The mine one was veeryy long a complete day thinking for nothing.
Congratulations to the winner for the very long answer



reborn said:

YEAH! I've won! Thank you so much Two Tribes! It will be excellent to play the original Toki Tori and I'm expecting to play Toki Tori 2!



reborn said:

(Of course, congratulations on everyone who won too. It's the first time I've won something so I've become impressed ).



Morpheel said:

Soooo, anyone received an email about this or something? I haven't.

@person below me: Thanks, I was worried I was the only one

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