Posts tagged toejam & earl
If you’re a Sega Addict there’s a good chance you’re a big fan of Toejam & Earl already (which we definitely are), but if you somehow missed the experience all I can tell you is we certainly find it hilarious and we’d love to see it remade. In fantastic news, the creator of that title, Greg Johnson, has a new adventure on its way called Doki-Doki Universe from his new studio HumaNature and it’s coming to PS4, PS3 and Vita.
A multi-generation experience, Johnson intends to make the experience accessible for everybody. The full project is described as a “set of related products that will be released at the same time”, though what we know so far is it will feature a messaging app for mobile devices as well as a “light” version of the client, not providing the full game but giving players the opportunity to travel the universe, socialise and take part in “personality quizzes.” Johnson described the genre as mash as “RPG/Simulation/Interactive Story”, and it seems to be more about the journey than where you end up, following a robot as he travels strange universes in search of his own humanity.
With the recent announcement of Sega’s Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse being remade, we Sega Addicts have gotten to thinkin’ about other Genesis games we’d like to see remade for today’s modern consoles. Sure, many of these games have gotten emulated ports on various digital platforms and collections but that method of release doesn’t always show the games in their best light.
Like Castle of Illusion’s attempt to release a version of the game that incorporates elements that weren’t possible on 16-bit systems and remake the graphics so they look just as impressive as they used to on an HD screen, these games could benefit from visual overhauls and gameplay tweaks. With these improvements, many of these classic games could finally be reach and be experienced by a whole new generation of people.
Hit the jump to read our 10 Genesis games that deserve a modern remake!
Christmas day may be a week behind us, but the Christmas spirit always has a habit of bleeding into the weeks and months surrounding it. If you’re still in the festive mood then the fan video above, titled ‘Another Christmas with Sonic’, will be right up your alley.
Created by Balena Productions, the video sees the Sonic family gathering for Christmas and telling Sega inspired versions of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer with even non-Sonic characters Ristar and Toejam & Earl making appearances. This video is actually a sequel to ‘Christmas With Sonic‘ uploaded to Youtube last year, so if you like what you see above you can check that one out too.
Have a merry Christmas? Have a happy new year? Let us know in the comments below!
Someone told me the other day that the art of knitting has become quite the flourishing trend over the past couple of years. I scoffed at my hipster friend, but the more I see of awesome projects like these, the more I’m willing to eat my myopic words. Toejam & Earl have been Wieners, Peanuts, Poindexters, and Dudes, but as you can see in these videos, they’re now knitted dolls as well!
YouTuber GoldenJellyBean created the impressively detailed, hand-crafted knitted dolls of Toejam & Earl you see in the video above. It’s obvious that she put an incredible amount of work into these lovable bundles of funk, and she really ought to be commended for the beautiful results. The cute little sneakers alone had me cooing at my monitor like an idiot.
Head over to GoldenJellyBean’s channel Yarn for the Win to see other knitted creations, including Portal‘s Companion Cube and Little Big Planet‘s Sackboy. She even offers patterns and instruction for creating these awesome characters and icons for your very own collection. I may be a narrow minded ass when it comes to knitting, but I’d totally eat my words if it meant I could have one of these.
Hit the jump to see a video for Toejam.
Did You Know Gaming, potentially the ultimate collectors of of weird and wonderful videogame trivia, have found that ToeJam and Earl’s names were programmed into the original game incorrectly and were in fact intended to be named ‘FlowJam and Whirl’.
The information was taken from an interview published in UK magazine RetroGamer. In it, ToeJam & Earl series designer Greg Johnson explained that programmer Mark Voorsanger misheard ’FlowJam and Whirl’ over the phone as ‘ToeJam and Earl’. Greg only found out once the game had already been presented to Sega, who really liked them.
The more you know, huh?
Sometimes there are characters in videogames who look nice. Sometimes there are characters who look mean. And sometimes there are characters that you would rather forget because they make it hard to sleep at night and every time you close your eyes or eat an ice cream cone they’re creepy dead eyes stare back at you into the depths of your soul.
Hit the jump to read our list of characters that have caused us to get many years of therapy.
We’ve all known about its existence for some time, but the news is finally official: the original Toejam & Earl and its sequel, Toejam & Earl: Panic on Funkotron, will be funking up PSN and XBLA this November. Like the other funky Vintage Collections before it, this funky compilation will come out on PSN as two separate funky titles for $4.99 a pop, while the games will be bundled together on XBLA for 800 MSFP (that’s Microsoft Funky Points).
These Genesis classics of funk will hit PSN on November 6th, and XBLA the funky day after. Funk. FUNK. FUNKFUNKFUNKFUNK.
Hit the jump for more funk.
[Source: Sega Blog]
Oh yeah, a slow news day. You know what that means right? Video game related music; to be specific a live performance of ‘Lewanda’s Love’ from Toejam & Earl: Panic on Funkotron performed by The OneUps.
All of the music from both TJ&E games is pure Sega Mega Drive gold, but it still takes me a listen every now and then to remember why. This musical kick up the bottom has me wishing the games would make their way to modern systems. What now? That may just be happening?
If you enjoyed the funky beats then check out The OneUps website where you can hear the many video game song covers by this Arkansas band.
A little birdie has slipped that ToeJam & Earl may be venturing to the PlayStation Network in the future with both of their Sega Genesis/Megadrive games. With the recent Vintage Collection releases, and other games slated for release, this news may not come as a total shock to some. As a fan of the 16-bit iterations of TJ&E’s adventures, I can say that this would be an awesome addition to any digital library even though they have seen life on the Wii’s Virtual Console already. This release also sparks the faint idea: will ToeJam & Earl be announced as additional racers in Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed? For the love of funk, I hope so!
What say you, fair funky friends?
Word! Are you Poindexters real enough for this week’s funky character? Don’t be a doofus and hit that jump to prove it!