Toki: Going Ape Spit

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Toki: Going Ape Spit
Publisher: Sega
Publisher(s) of original games: Tad Corporation
Developer(s) of original games: Tad Corporation
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Original system(s): Arcade Boards
Sound driver: SMPS
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥6,000 G-4064
Sega Mega Drive
$49.95 1127
Sega Mega Drive
£34.99 1127
Sega Mega Drive
?F 1127
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? 1127
Sega Mega Drive
?Ptas 1127
Sega Mega Drive
?PTE$ MDJ1127
Sega Mega Drive
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
R$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
₩? GM4025JG

Toki: Going Ape Spit, called JuJu Densetsu (JuJu伝説) in Japan, is an update to the arcade game Toki, and was released for the Sega Mega Drive in 1992. Though it retains the original story, gameplay rules and music as the original arcade release, there are now more levels. The original was roughly 20 minutes long, the Sega Mega Drive version is about 60 minutes long.

In the game the player guides a man named Toki turned into a spitting monkey who must save the princess Miho from the evil witch doctor Vookimedlo. The player must travel through various 2D worlds, defeating enemies by spitting at them or jumping on their heads, while avoiding obstacles.


Dr. Stark has kidnapped Wanda and turned Toki, the jungle
man who saved her life, into a monkey! Guide Toki to Stark's
palace, rescue Wanda and restore Toki's original identity.

— EU Cover

Dr. Stark, the evil genetic engineer, kidnaps your girlfriend then turns you into an ape. You've got to find her before it's too late.

Open your mouth and let it fly! Scorch Stark's weird hordes with fireballs and laser blasts. Slog through disgusting ooze bogs, explore lush jungles, jump boiling lava pits, and swim beneath sparkling seas. Go wild! Score a super simian success on your way through this fantastic adventure.

— US Cover


The game uses a two-button control setup, one for jumping, one for shooting. Toki can fire straight and diagonally. The shot can be enhanced by powerups, but their effect isn't persisting. The arcade original's helmet is replaced by a star pickup. Shoes that increase walking speed and jump height can also be found. Pushing down makes Toki crawl. Taking a hit results in instant death, with no checkpoints available.


  • 1. Treeland Forest
  • 2. Undergound Cavern
  • 3. Underwater Shipwreck
  • 4. Waterfall POOF
  • 5. Lava Long Volcano
  • 6. Freeze-Land
  • 7. Treeland Jungle
  • 8. Dark Palace
  • 9. Golden Palace


  • 1. Stark's Machine (L1)
  • 2. Primeval (L2)
  • 3. Boomer (L3)
  • 4. Eyesore (L4)
  • 5. Belcher (L5)
  • 6. Crystal Mammoth (L6)
  • 7. Bashtar (L7)
  • 8. Stark (L8)
  • 9. Stark/Membrane (L9)

Cheat Codes

  • Invincibility Mode: At the title screen press Up, A, Right, B, Down, C, Left, Start
  • Play as Level 8-3: Enter the Options screen and switch the controls to A and C for Fire and B for Jump. Return to the title screen wait for the demos to begin. Watch the demos until you see an extremely dark level. The demo will run for a while and then pause. Press Start to unpause and enter the game. You will die and begin at the Volcano level. Keep spitting to light up the place, otherwise it will be totally dark.


  • The original arcade version, including other ports, had less detailed graphics and less levels, though it did have additional power-ups, including a defensive American Football helmet.
  • Independent developer Golgoth Studio is developing a remake of the arcade version. It will feature high definition hand-drawn graphics and new ambient sounds.
  • Only the title screen graphics are different between the Japanese and the western release, The game has no region lock and all versions are included in the rom file.
  • The Sega Mega Drive version has much darker colors and less saturated colors than the arcade release. This seems to have been done by choice rather than by palette restrictions.


  • Stage 6 features a heavy flashing effect. In the original, the tips of the crystals in the background would blink slightly brighter, on the Sega Mega Drive , the whole background flashes in strong white.
  • Stage 1 seems to miss a raster scroll effect. Bushes and trees are reflected in the water, but the ripple effect (as seen on the title screen) is missing.

Production credits

GonchanYajima, AokiKanchan, Toriumi, Hirama, OkiyamaNagao, Murasaki, Akiyama



Magazine articles

Main article: Toki: Going Ape Spit/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
85 №127, p72[3]
77 №6, p56/57
75 №18, p37[4]
73 №6, p30/31
92 №33, p58[1]
60 №42
91 №7, p72-75
91 №25, p146[5]
69 №5, p95
69 №9, p22
80 №3, p53-55[6]
66 №20, p112
47 №18, p106/107[7]
91 №20, p72/73[8]
88 №1/92, p15[9]
73 №3, p60/61[10]
69 №32, p25
78 №5, p58[11]
85 №18, p68
83 №1, p9[12]
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
20 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Toki Going Ape Spit MD US Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, EU
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Toki MD EU Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, JP
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Toki md jp manual.pdf
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR
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Mega Drive, KR

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External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 File:GamePro US 033.pdf, page 60
  2. File:MegaTech UK 04.pdf, page 19
  3. File:CVG UK 127.pdf, page 72
  4. File:Excalibur CZ 18.pdf, page 37
  5. File:Joystick FR 025.pdf, page 146
  6. File:MegaTech UK 03.pdf, page 53
  7. File:MeanMachines UK 18.pdf, page 106
  8. File:PlayerOne FR 020.pdf, page 72
  9. File:SegaForce SE 1992 01.pdf, page 15
  10. File:SegaForce UK 03.pdf, page 60
  11. File:SegaPro UK 05.pdf, page 58
  12. File:Supersonic FR 01.pdf, page 9