Video Game: Xolga And Mr Toko

Xolga: Letís get out of here.
Mr.Toko: Um, to where though?
Xolga: I donít know. Take us to any world, any place, any time period. I bet that there are still a lot of worlds out there that we havenít seen . . . And weíre still on an adventure, right?
Mr.Toko: . . . Yeah!

A series of games by Pacthesis.

Xolga was spending a normal day in work when suddenly, the Agency gives him an assistant, a kid named Mr. Toko. Later they were sent to retrieve a pendant, which is actually an Artifact of Doom that turns Xolga into a stuffed bear and Mr.Toko as a flying egg. Desperate to turn back into humans, they go into an adventure and cross dimensions in chase of the pendant.

Now has the sequel.

Character sheet is here.

This game provides the following:

  • Abandoned Hospital: The true form of the White Void Room hospital, which is shown to you after The Reveal about Sam.
  • Acid Trip Dimension: In the series one finale, the pendant's Lotus-Eater Machine slowly turns into this over the course of the episode.
  • Amnesiac Hero: Mr. Toko fits this, but starts getting his memories back during the sequel.
  • Arc Words: Dream in the first, Friends in the sequel.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: The duo fall into this dynamic from the very first episode, with Mr Toko as the Boke and Xolga as the Tsukkomi.
  • Break the Cutie: Mr.Toko. Not only does he forget his memories for more than half of the series, but after he finally remembers everything, he believes that he wasn't meant to have friends because the friends he did have died; One he witnessed being killed, and one who died to keep Mr.Toko alive.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Mr.Toko's diary in series two is vital in Xolga's attempt to set up a Stable Time Loop in the last episode.
  • The Comically Serious: Xolga, especially in the Dreamboat Kingdom.
  • Continuity Overlap: With Pacthesis' other works.
  • Continuity Porn
  • Cursed with Awesome: Mr. Toko is in no hurry to get rid of his curse. In chapter 2-3, he outright says it was the best thing to ever happen to him.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Turns out that Mr. Toko has one.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Xolga.
  • Deceptively Human Robots: Terry becomes this by the fourth episode of series two.
  • Disappeared Dad: Xolga's old man left when he was little in order to 'follow his dreams', but comes back in the penultimate episode of season one in order to support his wife when it seems that Xolga has been missing for two years.
  • Doomed by Canon: Ferris.
  • Fanservice: This seems to be the purpose of the bonus extra after the end of the first Xolga and Mr. Toko series.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Xolga's childhood, which includes a Disappeared Dad and an alcoholic mother who was so drunk that she filled in his baby information wrong. He was supposed to be called Ryota.
  • Ironic Echo: In the second series, the opening sentences doesn't seem make sense at first. And then the seventh part comes along.
  • Keet: Mr.Toko
  • Kid Sidekick: Mr.Toko, much to Xolga's horror.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: In finale of series one, Xolga is trapped in one of these after opening the pendant.
  • Long List: Xolga's "10 Things that could happen to us" in the first series' episode four.
    Xolga: One, we get attacked. Two, we get eaten. Three, we get captured. Four, we end up wasting time. Five, we catch a foreign disease. Six, we get lost. Seven, we get weird stares from people. Eight, we get stepped on. Nine, we are forced to become slaves. Ten, we get mugged.
    Mr Toko: ...If we did get mugged, what would they even take from us? Your ribbon?
  • Meaningful Echo: "Friends forgive each other."
  • Meaningful Name: "Cigam" is the word "magic" backwards.
  • Megaton Punch: Xolga's MO. Usually used as an extremely violent Dope Slap on Mr Toko.
  • Never a Self-Made Woman: If Travers's word is any indication, the mayor apparently only got her job because of her husband.
  • Never the Selves Shall Meet: Averted. Xolga meets his future self in the seventh episode of series one, who gives him a shortcut to finding the locket rather than letting them go through as many universes as he had to. In the last episode of series two, the past-meeting-future and the future-meeting-past variants are both used in quick succession due to Xolga setting up a Stable Time Loop.
  • Odd Couple: Guess. Bonus, for them being actual detectives as well.
  • Once More with Clarity: The context of the quotes that pop up at the beginning of each episode are usually shown at the end of their respective series: those from the first series are from the speech that pendant gives Xolga, while those from the second are Mr.Toko's thoughts while in hospital. Also, the scene where Xolga is shot at in the very first episode is revisited at the last episode of series two, where it is revealed that the shooter is actually a future Xolga, who is trying to distract a future Mr.Toko from attempting to Set Right What Once Went Wrong.
  • One-Gender Race: The Dreamboat Kingdom from the sequel series is so manly that everyone is born a man, and they have to chose which gender they associate with. 'Men' look extremely Macho Camp, while 'women' are girly Bishōnen.
  • Only Sane Man: Xolga, when compared to some of the characters he meets on his travels and Mr Toko.
  • Perspective Flip: While most of the episodes in the first series are told from Xolga's point of view, the third and sixth parts follow Kai and Mr.Toko respectively.
  • The Pollyanna: Mr.Toko generally stays ridiculously upbeat no matter what the occasion. The Whole Episode Flashback implies that he was like this even while working for the shadowy, dangerous and possibly criminal Organisation.
  • The Power of Friendship: Plays a key part in helping Xolga to break free from the pendant's Lotus-Eater Machine.
  • Private Detective: Xolga works for a detective agency.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Mr.Toko has several during the very first episode.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Terry, the toaster robot you meet in series one.
  • Running Gag: Xolga seems to punch Mr.Toko quite a lot throughout the series.
    • Mr Toko's 'ant brothers' also pop up in both series.
    • Kai hugging Teddy!Xolga, and promptly getting a Megaton Punch for his troubles.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: The first series has a lot of these. First we have episode four, when despite the duo's efforts to prove him innocent, Ferris is found guilty of murder and imprisoned. Next we have episode six, that has Mr.Toko's friend Austin getting shot right after they both escape from the Organisation. Finally, the entire series seems to be one for Xolga after the pendant tells him that their human bodies have been 'eaten' by it and they're stuck in their current forms forever.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: At the end of series two, Mr.Toko goes back into the past in order to prevent himself from finding the locket and traveling with Xolga. However this proves to be in vain, as the Xolga from the altered timeline decides to pull one of his own in order to prevent this and get everything back to normal.
  • Significant Anagram: Mr. Toko is based on his real name: Tom Kro.
  • Stable Time Loop: Xolga sets one up in the last episode of season two as part of his own Set Right What Once Went Wrong attempt, in order to reverse Mr.Toko's original Set Right What Once Went Wrong effort.
  • Sugar Bowl: Wonderland in the first series. The Dreamboat Kingdom in the second takes it Up to Eleven.
  • Wham Line:
    • Episode 1-4: "Guilty"
    • Epidode 1-6: "What's wrong with you, Johnny?!"
    • Episode 2-7: Happy birthday Tom.
  • White Void Room: The seventh episode of the second season features an white void hospital. It's where Mr.Toko resided until he was cured and recruited into the Organisation.
  • Unexpected Gameplay Change: Episode 1-9 focuses on stat management rather than the typical point and click. This foreshadows the fact that Xolga is actually trapped in the pendant's dream world.
  • Whole Episode Flashback: Episode 1-6, which chronicles Mr.Toko's escape from the Organisation, although you don't find out until the very end of the episode.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Discussed and Lampshaded when Xolga and Mr.Toko get introduced to each other, although Mr.Toko's name is deliberately chosen.