[PSN Review] Toki Tori
Toki Tori for PSN is Based on the critically acclaimed Game Boy Color game, this update improves the original on every front.
Sporting a new look, updated content and a completely overhauled control scheme, the game offers players of all ages a classic gaming experience while making the most out of the Wii console.
The gameplay in Toki Tori is a blend of two genres. While it looks like a platform game, it’s a puzzle game by heart. Players will have to look and plan ahead carefully while using a variety of items, such as the Telewarp, Freeze-o-Matic and InstantRock™ to name but a few.
Toki Tori has been improved over the other available versions (Wii and Steam, to name a few), and some wrinkles have been ironed for it’s HD showcase. The game is now fully playable with the PS Move controller (pointer controls really help since you just point at the exact spot were you want to move, and click. Same goes for selecting tools and using them in the level), and full 3D display support is available, making this a very surreal experience.
You will easily find the solution for the first set of levels, since they allow you to get used to the controls and mechanics for the game… but once you start to play in the later levels you’ll soon realize you’re not as smart as you think you are. I recommend that you start playing the game on Easy mode since it features a different set of levels from the main game, and it will slowly introduce you to all enemies, elements and items you can use. In case you run into a level you cannot complete, you have the option of using a Wildcard to skip the level in order to try your best at beating the one right after it. You only get one Wildcard and, in order to use it in another level, you must first complete the level you initially skipped. It’s a great idea that allows you to retry past levels with a new focus, but without allowing you to right out skip until the last level.
In case you make a mistake and use an item in the wrong spot, or fall down a hole with no way of teleporting out, the game allows you to use a rewind feature that takes you as far back as you want (from a couple of seconds to aaaaaall the way to the start of the level), making it easier to try several solutions without having to restart the whole level if you accidentally placed a cube half a step in the wrong place. Should you run into an enemy, the game will present to you with the option of restarting the level, or of rewinding time to a bit before you were sent the way of the Dodo.
Now, if you’re just finding the solutions to all levels with ease, and you think you are the master after completing the last level, I’ve got news for you: Toki Tori does not only have 48 levels, split into 4 themed worlds… it also features HARD levels for each of the 4 themes AND even harder bonus levels if you’re feeling extremely confident. These additional levels will stump you more than once, but the
Toki Tori is a very fun puzzle game that brings back an old classic for a whole new generation to enjoy. The puzzle variety, the huge amount of content, and the responsive controls make this a great purchase. You’ll enjoy the game for many, many hours, always playing just to complete “one more level”.
[review score=”90″ pros=”Great update to the interface and graphics.
Huge amount of content thanks to extra levels you can unlock” cons=”Some slowdown in a couple of levels”]
Cost – £6.29/€7.99 (Only available in Europe at the time)
Total amount of time played: 8 hours.
Game was completed, and all trophies were obtained before writing this review.
This review is based on a PS3 copy of Toki Tori provided by Two Tribes