History VideoGame / TokiTori

21st Jan '16 5:31:16 PM nombretomado
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The game has developed something of a cult following, helped in large part by its multiple re-releases, in particular its {{Steam}} release, which added a LevelEditor so that fans could finally put together their own Easter egg hunts.

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The game has developed something of a cult following, helped in large part by its multiple re-releases, in particular its {{Steam}} UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} release, which added a LevelEditor so that fans could finally put together their own Easter egg hunts.
6th Sep '15 10:51:05 PM Blueeyedrat
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Toki Tori's premise is straightforward. Using a limited number of tools (ranging from the suitably named [[FreezeRay Freeze-o-matic]] to the unimposing [[BoringYetPractical Bubble Suit]], Toki Tori has to gather up his lost and unhatched brothers and sisters (originally swept away by a tornado). The game starts slow but can be deceptively challenging on the later levels and has developed something of a cult following by the sixth or so re-release (helped in large part by {{Steam}}). Two Tribes has even taken to adding a couple new levels now and again to celebrate Toki Tori's expanding fan base on Steam. They also added a whole new world to help promote ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' with a very special [[KaizoTrap final level]]. A LevelEditor was finally released so that fans can put together their own Easter egg hunts.

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Toki Tori's premise is straightforward. Using a limited number of tools (ranging from the suitably named [[FreezeRay Freeze-o-matic]] to the unimposing [[BoringYetPractical Bubble Suit]], Suit]]), Toki Tori has to gather up his lost and unhatched brothers and sisters (originally swept away by a tornado). sisters.

The game starts slow but can be deceptively challenging on the later levels and has developed something of a cult following by the sixth or so re-release (helped following, helped in large part by {{Steam}}). Two Tribes has even taken to adding a couple new levels now and again to celebrate Toki Tori's expanding fan base on Steam. They also its multiple re-releases, in particular its {{Steam}} release, which added a whole new world to help promote ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' with a very special [[KaizoTrap final level]]. A LevelEditor was finally released so that fans can could finally put together their own Easter egg hunts.



* OneHitPointWonder: Enemies and spikes both stop Toki Tori in his tracks.
* ResetButton: The first game's Steam release introduced the Rewind function as an AntiFrustrationFeature, so the player doesn't have to restart an entire level if they render a puzzle unsolvable or become trapped in a bottomless pit. In that same vein, the second game has the Rewind melody (see MagicMusic below), which will return Toki to the previous checkpoint.

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* OneHitPointWonder: Enemies and spikes both stop Toki Tori in his tracks.
tracks. On occasion, a puzzle will be based around luring an enemy into a trap (such as lava or an electric field), which will kill them instantly.
* ResetButton: The first game's Steam release introduced the Rewind function as an AntiFrustrationFeature, so the player doesn't have to restart an entire level if they render a puzzle unsolvable or become trapped in a bottomless an inescapable pit. In that same vein, the second game has the Rewind melody (see MagicMusic below), which will return Toki to the previous checkpoint.



* CrossOver: The Steam version added the Test Lab world as part of a multiple-game-spanning promotion for ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''.




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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Most of ways Toki Tori can die (being crushed, electrocuted, burnt in lava, etc.) can also be inflicted on the harmless birds, bugs, and frogs that inhabit the game world. In a few cases, this wanton animal abuse is [[CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption required for progress]], or will earn an achievement.
5th Sep '15 8:16:06 PM Blueeyedrat
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*** Hidden in a secret location is a toppled [[spoiler:Statue of Tokity]]. The achievement for finding it is "[[Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes You Maniacs! You blew it up!]]"

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*** Hidden in a secret location is a [[spoiler:a toppled [[spoiler:Statue Statue of Tokity]]. The Tokity]]; the achievement for finding it is "[[Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes You Maniacs! You blew it up!]]"
** One of the songs from the second game's soundtrack is titled "[[Film/BladeRunner All will be lost, like... frogs... in... rain...]]"



* [[spoiler:ColonyDrop: Once you bring all five ancient frogs to the crystal room, they destroy the crystal, causing this trope. Fortunately, everyone turns out alright.]]

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* [[spoiler:ColonyDrop: ColonyDrop: [[spoiler:The ending. Once you bring all five ancient frogs to the crystal room, they destroy the crystal, causing this trope.the entire landmass to plummet to ground level. Fortunately, everyone turns out alright.]]



* TheReveal: Once you visit the city in the center of the map, you go deep underground and discover the source of the black plumes that have been bursting from the ground: [[spoiler:the entire game is set on a FloatingContinent, and the [[GreenRocks giant crystal]] that keeps it afloat has begun to crack]].

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* TheReveal: Once you visit the city in the center of the map, you go deep underground and discover the source of the black plumes geysers that have been bursting from the ground: [[spoiler:the entire game is set on a FloatingContinent, and the [[GreenRocks giant crystal]] that keeps it afloat has begun to crack]].
4th Sep '15 9:25:28 PM Blueeyedrat
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The sequel was released in April 2013 on WiiU eShop with PC version released in July 2013 on Steam. It is much more ambitious than its predecessor with big worlds and some Metroidvania elements. Tools have been replaced by manipulating the environment (creatures, nature, artifacts, etc.) to help you explore the levels and collect tokens instead of eggs.

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The sequel was released in April 2013 on WiiU eShop eShop, with PC a Steam version released in July 2013 on Steam. 2013. It is much more ambitious than its predecessor predecessor, with big worlds and some Metroidvania elements. Tools have been replaced by manipulating the environment (creatures, nature, artifacts, etc.) to help you explore the levels and collect tokens instead of eggs.



!!The series provides examples of:

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!!The series !!Both games provide examples of:
* ConjoinedEyes: Toki Tori himself, as seen in the page image.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: An old stone castle in the first game, a volcano in the second. As long as Toki Tori doesn't ''touch'' any of the lava pools, he's fine.
* ExcusePlot:
** ''Toki Tori'': The original version shows your sibling eggs getting taken away; the rest only imply it. In either case, nothing ever comes of it.
** ''Toki Tori 2'' does have a plot, but given where the game falls on the SlidingScaleOfVisualsVersusDialogue, it's rather minimal and serves mostly to give the player a reason to explore the game world.
* LevelEditor: For each game's Steam release.
* OneHitPointWonder: Enemies and spikes both stop Toki Tori in his tracks.
* ResetButton: The first game's Steam release introduced the Rewind function as an AntiFrustrationFeature, so the player doesn't have to restart an entire level if they render a puzzle unsolvable or become trapped in a bottomless pit. In that same vein, the second game has the Rewind melody (see MagicMusic below), which will return Toki to the previous checkpoint.
* ShoutOut:
** From ''Toki Tori'''s Steam achievement list:
*** Retrying a single level 10 times in a row earns "[[{{Rickroll}} Never gonna give you up!]]"
*** Trapping 30 ghosts earns "[[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Who are you going to call?]]"
*** Beating a level using exactly JustForFun/FortyTwo [=InstantRocks=][[TradeSnark ]] earns "[[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy The Answer]]".
** From ''Toki Tori 2+'''s Steam achievement list:
*** Launching the birds' escape craft earns "[[BilingualBonus A pollo]] [[Film/{{Apollo 13}} 13]]".
*** Getting stuck in an infinite warp loop earns "[[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Now you're thinking with poultry]]".
*** Each [[spoiler:ancient frog]] has an achievement associated with it: [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 "The heavy", "The pyro", "The scout", "The spy", "The sniper"]].
*** Hidden in a secret location is a toppled [[spoiler:Statue of Tokity]]. The achievement for finding it is "[[Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes You Maniacs! You blew it up!]]"

!!''Toki Tori''
provides examples of:



* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Slime Sewers (or Slime Cave on Gameboy)
* AWinnerIsYou: Your reward for beating all the normal levels [[spoiler: is an animated cookout.]]
* BagOfSpilling: The sequel has Toki Tori losing all of his tools. Instead of earning them again, though, he learns how to whistle and stomp.

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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Slime Slimy Sewers (or Slime Cave on Gameboy)
Gameboy).
* AWinnerIsYou: Your reward for beating all the normal levels [[spoiler: is an [[spoiler:an animated cookout.]]
* BagOfSpilling: The sequel has Toki Tori losing all of his tools. Instead of earning them again, though, he learns how to whistle and stomp.
cookout]].



* ConjoinedEyes: Toki Tori to a ridiculous extent.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: An old stone castle is built with pools of lava but as long as Toki Tori [[spoiler:or ghosts]] don't touch it, he's fine.
* DoubleUnlock: In the Steam version, complete 10 stages to get a message saying the bonus levels are unlocked. The bonus levels still have a lock on them, which get unlocked if you join the Steam group.

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* ConjoinedEyes: Toki Tori to a ridiculous extent.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: An old stone castle is built with pools of lava but as long as Toki Tori [[spoiler:or ghosts]] don't touch it, he's fine.
* DoubleUnlock: In the Steam version, complete 10 stages to get a message saying the bonus levels are unlocked. The bonus levels still have a lock on them, which get unlocked if you join the Steam group.



* ExcusePlot: The first version shows your sibling eggs getting taken away. The rest only imply it. Nothing ever comes of it.



* GroundPound: Not used as an attack but a key source of interacting with the game world in the sequel.



* LevelEditor: Only for the Steam version.
* OneHitPointWonder: Enemies and spikes both stop Toki Tori in his tracks.



* ResetButton: The Steam version eventually introduced the Rewind function to make the game less frustrating.
* SequenceBreaking: The sequel allows you to freely explore. A Steam achievement is even given for beating the game without visiting the city.
* SlidingScaleOfVisualsVersusDialogue: ''Toki Tori 2'' is on the extreme visual end of the scale, if [[http://twotribes.com/message/skipping-the-writing-for-toki-tori-2/ this]] has anything to go by.



** SuperDrowningSkills in the sequel. Apparently without the goggles Toki Tori can hold his breath for 10 seconds.

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** SuperDrowningSkills
!!''Toki Tori 2+'' provides examples of:
* BagOfSpilling: In a sense. Toki Tori has none of his tools from the previous game, instead relying on whistles and stomps.
* [[spoiler:ColonyDrop: Once you bring all five ancient frogs to the crystal room, they destroy the crystal, causing this trope. Fortunately, everyone turns out alright.]]
* DoorToBefore: Several areas contain molehills. Each come in pairs; once the player reaches the end of an area, a mole will show up and dig a shortcut, for easy backtracking.
* EscortMission: Transporting each [[spoiler:ancient frog]] is its own puzzle.
* GroundPound: Not used as an attack, but a key source of interacting with the game world.
* LivingMacGuffin: [[spoiler:The ancient frogs]].
* MagicMusic: Aside from guiding or luring creatures, this is the other purpose of Toki's chirp. There are five melodies (six if you include [[spoiler:the wings, once you've unlocked them]]). Toki is, effectively, his own WarpWhistle.
* OneHundredPercentCompletion: Finding every collectible (410 in total) and filling every collectible deposit, which unlocks a door that rewards you with [[spoiler:a pair of wings]].
* TheReveal: Once you visit the city
in the sequel. Apparently center of the map, you go deep underground and discover the source of the black plumes that have been bursting from the ground: [[spoiler:the entire game is set on a FloatingContinent, and the [[GreenRocks giant crystal]] that keeps it afloat has begun to crack]].
* SequenceBreaking: The game does guide the player toward certain destinations, but you're allowed to freely explore. A Steam achievement is given for completing the game's main objective
without visiting the goggles city.
* SlidingScaleOfVisualsVersusDialogue: On the extreme visual end of the scale, as describe [[http://twotribes.com/message/skipping-the-writing-for-toki-tori-2/ here]]. The game has little to no text at all, presenting story and game mechanics through entirely visual means.
* SuperDrowningSkills:
Toki Tori can hold his breath for 10 seconds.
5th Aug '14 11:10:34 AM Someoneman
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* [[spoiler: ImAHumanitarian]]: Let's just say Toki Tori is not collecting those eggs for their salvation.
* GoddamnedBats: One of the few creatures whose main purpose is to kill you and the only one that seeks you out if you make a noise.

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* [[spoiler: ImAHumanitarian]]: ImAHumanitarian: Let's just say Toki Tori is not collecting those eggs for their salvation.
* GoddamnedBats: One of the few creatures whose main purpose is to kill you and the only one that seeks you out if you make a noise.
salvation.
25th Jul '13 9:21:50 PM BrokenCausality
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* GoddamnedBats: One of the few creatures whose main purpose is to kill you and the only one that seeks you out if you make a noise.



* SequenceBreaking: The sequel allows you to freely explore. A Steam achievement is even given for beating the game without visiting the city.




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** SuperDrowningSkills in the sequel. Apparently without the goggles Toki Tori can hold his breath for 10 seconds.
11th Jul '13 4:11:22 PM desertman
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The sequel was released in April 2013 on WiiU eShop with PC version to be released later on Steam. It is much more ambitious than its predecessor with big worlds and some Metroidvania elements. Tools are also going to be replaced by manipulating the environment (creatures, nature, artifacts, etc.) to help you explore the levels and collect tokens instead of eggs. You can sign up for the beta [[http://twotribes.com/message/help-us-make-toki-tori-2-great/ here.]]

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The sequel was released in April 2013 on WiiU eShop with PC version to be released later in July 2013 on Steam. It is much more ambitious than its predecessor with big worlds and some Metroidvania elements. Tools are also going to be have been replaced by manipulating the environment (creatures, nature, artifacts, etc.) to help you explore the levels and collect tokens instead of eggs. You can sign up for the beta [[http://twotribes.com/message/help-us-make-toki-tori-2-great/ here.]]
4th Apr '13 10:30:32 PM Azek
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The sequel is scheduled to be released next spring. It is planned to be much more ambitious than its predecessor. Tools are also going to be replaced by manipulating the environment (creatures, nature, artifacts, etc.) to help you explore the levels and collect tokens instead of eggs. You can sign up for the beta [[http://twotribes.com/message/help-us-make-toki-tori-2-great/ here.]]

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The sequel is scheduled was released in April 2013 on WiiU eShop with PC version to be released next spring. later on Steam. It is planned to be much more ambitious than its predecessor.predecessor with big worlds and some Metroidvania elements. Tools are also going to be replaced by manipulating the environment (creatures, nature, artifacts, etc.) to help you explore the levels and collect tokens instead of eggs. You can sign up for the beta [[http://twotribes.com/message/help-us-make-toki-tori-2-great/ here.]]
7th Mar '13 5:02:26 AM NESBoy
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* SlidingScaleOfVisualsVersusDialogue: ''Toki Tori 2'' is on the extreme visual end of the scale, if [[http://twotribes.com/message/skipping-the-writing-for-toki-tori-2/ this]] has anything to go by.
8th Sep '12 1:17:09 PM ArcadesSabboth
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''Toki Tori'' is a puzzle game originally released for the GameBoyColor, then [[{{Remake}} remade]] for the Pocket PC, then getting an UpdatedRerelease (or several), all brought to you by Two Tribes. After ten years, [[AndTheFandomRejoiced a sequel is in the works]].

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''Toki Tori'' is a puzzle game originally released for the GameBoyColor, then [[{{Remake}} remade]] for the Pocket PC, then getting an UpdatedRerelease (or several), all brought to you by Two Tribes. After ten years, [[AndTheFandomRejoiced a sequel is in the works]].
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