Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 75
    Toki is fun and wacky, but a flawed game in many regards. While I enjoy the world and basic gameplay elements there are cheap deaths and the new graphics can make it hard to tell what’s on the same plane as the character at times. The different difficulty settings allow players to tailor the experience, which is good, but I don’t see myself often trying something other than Easy since this is an updated arcade title. Some of the general flaws can be attributed to the original game, so the developers actually did nail it when they made this updated version. That said, Toki fans will get a kick out of this remaster and if you like weird, old arcade games you probably will, too.
  2. Nov 28, 2018
    73
    Although the lack of extra content and option is alarming, Toki still is a great game, and the new visuals make it more enjoyable than ever.
  3. Dec 10, 2018
    70
    Almost 30 years later Toki returns with a remake as challenging and fun as ever, but with a renewed audiovisual section that will delight all types of players.
  4. Dec 9, 2018
    70
    This remake of Toki brings back an arcade platformer classic to the Nintendo Switch catalogue in an effort that combines a gorgeous visual environment with plenty of nostalgic value. It doesn't go as far as it could, however, as the short lifespan and steep difficulty level make this experience to inaccessible for most players except those looking to revisit this classic.
  5. 70
    If you enjoy the old-school nature of Toki and are willing to explore every nook and cranny, then this is a remake very much worth your time. It’s not a long playthrough in one go at less than an hour, but it will take you more than that to master. Give this monkey a spitting chance.
  6. Dec 3, 2018
    70
    On the whole, I found Toki to be much more playable and enjoyable than I had initially expected. The gorgeous new art direction and classic level design suits its resurgent makeover to stay fun even after nearly 30 years. However, pushing this remaster out the door with no original arcade addition as well as reflect on its steep price point does make a purchase harder to recommend. With that said, if Toki does find its way into a Nintendo eShop sale it’s definitely worth diving into. There’s a reason why it has a cult following and after playing through it twice it’s easy to see why.
  7. Nov 30, 2018
    70
    One of the toughest platform-shooter ever made, graphically renewed with a beautiful cartoon style. Can be frustrating for those who prefers a more relaxing challenge.
  8. Nov 28, 2018
    70
    Interesting remake of one of the most iconic 2D run and gun classic arcade games from the 90s era.
  9. Nov 25, 2018
    70
    A beautiful remaster of the original Toki, with the same great elements and flaws of the 1989 arcade. Short, difficult and fun. We love the retro-collector edition, which includes a wooden cabinet replica.
  10. Nov 22, 2018
    70
    Toki is a visually successful remaster of a game dear to a lot of quite old gamers. It hasn't changed a lot, which can be good for arcade enthusiasts but frustrating for those who are not receptive to the proposition, and offers nothing more but it's fine.
  11. Nov 30, 2018
    62
    The new Toki is exactly the same old Toki. A rather hollow experience for 2018 players.
  12. Dec 13, 2018
    60
    Toki is one of those games from the past that doesn't hold up very well today. That being said, gamers who enjoy retro 2D action games will surely get a kick out of this remake, especially considering just how awesome it looks and sounds.
  13. Dec 4, 2018
    60
    Toki is an absolutely beautiful remaster, with fantastic hand-drawn backgrounds, brilliant character animation and impressive boss designs. Aesthetics only go so far, though, and while the game itself is fun to play (if a little cheap with its deaths at times) the reality is it’s an arcade game at heart. As such, its six stages won’t last you too long, especially if you’re the target audience – someone who remembers Toki back in the day and has continued to play platformers for the three decades that followed – and once it’s done there’s no real replay value.
  14. 60
    A labour of love that few are likely to appreciate – but if for some reason you did want a hand-drawn remake of Toki then this is your lucky year.
  15. Nov 29, 2018
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Dec 10, 2018
    7
    It's a short arcade game with stunning HD visuals and presentation. Sadly there's no additional content (extras, save states, originalIt's a short arcade game with stunning HD visuals and presentation. Sadly there's no additional content (extras, save states, original graphics option, etc) for this remaster, but only the arcade experience in different difficulty levels.
    It's a nice game you'll love if you liked the original and the amazing physical edition with a wooden arcade cabinet for the switch is certainly a welcome addition.
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  2. Dec 10, 2018
    9
    Better than the original ?
    May be less difficult if you play as a novice but still thrilling.. Graphics are terrific and the music is just
    Better than the original ?
    May be less difficult if you play as a novice but still thrilling.. Graphics are terrific and the music is just perfect !
    I love the collector version and the cabinet is a great idea !
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  3. Dec 5, 2018
    8
    TOKI remake is a game that you love, or hate. Like the original.
    The1989's game had its problems: a general slowness in the movements of the
    TOKI remake is a game that you love, or hate. Like the original.
    The1989's game had its problems: a general slowness in the movements of the ape, with a difficulty not-so-well balanced. The Microids release shows love to the original, preserving merits and defects. The new visuals are excellent, you feel to "play a cartoon". It's simple: If you loved the old TOKI, probably you'll love the new TOKI. For me, it deserves an "8/10".
    P.S. I bought the (Retro)Collector Edition, easily one of the best collections seen around. Stickers, comic, small wooden case, and the game cartridge, for 40,00€ circa. That's a great value.
    The digital delivery version ISN'T so great, so... I advise you to put money on retail.
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