Toki Tori 2+
If youíre a fan of
side-scrolling puzzle games, Toki Tori 2+ is the game for you.
Created by Two Tribes, the childlike demeanor/characters and soft
background music, paired with the gameís increasing difficulty level
will entice most players with a knack for puzzles, and casual gamers who
simply want something to do. Paired with a level creator/editor, a
tokidex to complete, songs to learn, and windmills (because whatís a
Dutch game without windmills?) Toki Tori 2+ has a little bit of
everything. While the price (originally $15, now reduced to $10) is a
LITTLE steep, itís still worth every cent.
The gameplay itself is very smooth, hardly lags, and
is reminiscent of both classical (yet expanded) Nintendo games, namely
Mario and a little bit of Zelda mixed in. While Toki Tori 2+
looks and sounds like a game made for children, the difficulty and the
complexity of puzzles gradually increases as you go. While the levels
and overall world map look like something from Super Mario on the
SNES, each area on the world gets progressively harder. Also throughout
Toki Tori 2+ are songs that little birds teach your chick. Using
these songs, you can return to past checkpoints, take pictures, and a
variety of other things.
Also included in the game is a level creator and
editor (and windmills, why not) where players can make their own puzzle
filled Toki Tori 2+ levels and share them with their friends.
With all the utilities and devices available inside the main gameís
storyline, making your friends a level to play is a ton of fun (although
the game is primarily single player). Completing the Tokidex is also a
new feature to Toki Tori 2+ and players can learn and play a song
(using the chick) to bring up a camera. Snapping a picture of different
creatures fills the Tokidex.
The game itself is beautiful; the graphics are
fantastic, and the game renders at a pace that lets it run smoothly. The
audio is both soothing and makes it sound like the player is actually
running through a forest (and other places). However, at times, the
music did skip and the audio did echo, mainly at loading screens. There
were a few glitches I encountered while playing, although they didnít
stand out very much, and I had to actually look for them while playing.
Overall, Toki Tori 2+ is a great game with
great features that most players will enjoy. While the pricing might be
a little high, the features that come with it and hours of puzzle fun
definitely make up for that aspect. For any casual gamer or puzzle lover
out there, I recommend Toki Tori 2+.