Toki: Going Ape Spit

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Toki: Going Ape Spit
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Supporting companies:
Licensor: TAD Corporation
Original system(s): Arcade Boards
Developer(s) of original games: TAD Corporation
Sound driver: SMPS 68000
Genre: Action[1][2][3]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,0006,000 G-4064
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95 1127
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1127
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ1127
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.9934.99[7] 1127
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
GR
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM4025JG

Toki: Going Ape Spit, known in Japan as JuJu Densetsu (JuJu伝説, translated as Legend of JuJu in the manual and in-game credits), is a Sega Mega Drive action platform game developed by Santos and published by Sega. An expanded port of the titular 1989 TAD Corporation arcade title Toki, the game was first released in Japan in January 1992, and features additional levels not present in the arcade version.

The English title of the game is a juvenile pun on the phrase "going apeshit".

Story

The story is drastically different from the arcade original, and there are minor differences between the English and Japanese versions. It takes place in a time where humanity has willingly reverted to its primitive, natural lifestyle. A single genetic engineer, Dr. Andrew Stark (じじぃ, Jijie, in the Japanese version) clung to the previous ways and the people locked him in a cave out of fear, where he remained for so long they forgot about him (the English story also merges Dr. Stark with the witch doctor Vookimedlo, the main antagonist of the arcade version who also appears in the Mega Drive port).

In the present day exists the protagonist, a wild man named Toki (マイケル, Michael, in the Japanese version), and the woman Wanda (ワンダ, Miho in the arcade version), who in the English version was nursed from an illness at birth, by none other than Toki. The game opens one day where the duo are of course together, when suddenly, a city ruses from the ground far away, and atop can be seen a statue of Jijie (English does not say if it is a statue of Dr. Stark). They are instantly thereafter beset by Vookimedlo, who kidnaps Wanda and transforms Toki into an ape, which gives him the ability to spit energy balls, something the warrior will put to use as he fights throught Dr. Stark's legion of monsters in order to rescue Wanda.

Gameplay

Toki is a platform game played as Toki. Toki walks with Left and Right. He crouches with Down and crawls with Down-left and Down-right. He can attack enemies by jumping on top of them with B or by spitting energy balls at them with A or C. Toki can fire straight, diagonally upward, or straight upward. He can also fire while jumping or crouching. His shot can be enhanced by power-ups, though their effect is temporary. He can climb vines with Up and Down.

Toki dies from one hit by an enemy and restarts at the beginning of the area. Areas are timed, and Toki also loses a life by running out of time. Extra lives can be found in the levels and are also rewarded at certain point thresholds. The player can pick the difficulty level (Easy, Normal, Hard, or Hardest), the number of starting lives, the number of continues, and the point thresholds for extra lives in the options before starting the game.

There is a two-player mode where players take turns playing.

Items

Weapons

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Shoots energy balls in three directions in a conical shape.
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Shoots larger energy balls. A charge meter increases when the player is holding fire; the higher the meter, the larger the energy ball.
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Fires a blast of energy balls in a sinusoidal shape.
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Breathes fire. Shorter range than the other weapons.
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Spits large energy balls.
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Shoots energy balls that bounce off the floor and sides of the screen.

Food

Collecting 50 food items gives the player an extra life.

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Grapes
Gives the player 80 bonus points.
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Bananas
Gives the player 200 bonus points.
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Watermelon
Gives the player 300 bonus points.
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Apple
Gives the player 500 bonus points.
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Pineapple
Gives the player 1,000 bonus points.

Other

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Coin
Increases the player's food count by 3.
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Star
Grants Toki temporarily invincibility.
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Toki
Gives the player an extra life.
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Shoes
Makes Toki run faster and jump higher.

Levels

Each level contains three areas followed by a boss fight.

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Treeland Forest

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Underground Cavern

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Underwater Shipwreck

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Waterfall

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Lava Long Volcano

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Freeze-Land

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Treeland Jungle

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Dark Palace

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Golden Palace

History

Legacy

In October 2009, independent developer Golgoth Studio announced a remake of the arcade version featuring high definition hand-drawn graphics and new ambient sounds. It missed its original 2011 release and was considered vaporware for years before eventually being released for the Nintendo Switch in 2018 and the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in 2019.

Versions

The Mega Drive port differs significantly from its arcade forebear. It has entirely new levels, many of which are based on the arcade levels but expanded. Levels are now divided into three separate areas; the beginning of each area acts as a checkpoint. The Mega Drive version has more detailed graphics and darker, less saturated colors. The arcade version has different power-ups, including a defensive American Football helmet. The arcade original was roughly 20 minutes long, while the Mega Drive version is about 60 minutes long.

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. Stage 6 features a heavy flashing effect. In the original, the tips of the crystals in the background blink slightly brighter, while on the Mega Drive, the whole background flashes in strong white.

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (US) Toki: Going Ape Spit Toki: Going Ape Spit
Japanese JuJu伝説 JuJu Densetsu

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits
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[8]

Uncredited

Source:
Developer mentions


Magazine articles

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

Promotional material

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NO print advert (1992)
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Print advert in (JP) #1992-02: "February 1992" (1992-01-08)
also published in:
  • (JP) #25: "February 1992" (1992-01-08)[10]
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Physical scans

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Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
(RU)
30
[11]
(RU)
40
[12]
(RU)
30
[13]
(JP) NTSC-J
55
[14]
(FR)
77
[15]
(UK) PAL
77
[16]
(UK)
85
[17]
(RU)
60
[18]
(UK)
43
[19]
(CZ)
75
[20]
(JP) NTSC-J
53
[21]
(UK)
76
[22]
(US) NTSC-U
88
[4]
(GR)
64
[23]
(DE)
73
[24]
(UK)
60
[25]
(UK) PAL
73
[26]
(JP) NTSC-J
50
[27]
(ES)
89
[28]
(FR) NTSC-J
91
[29]
(FR) NTSC-J
91
[30]
(UK) PAL
69
[31]
(UK) PAL
69
[32]
(DE) PAL
63
[33]
(UK) PAL
66
[34]
(UK) NTSC
80
[35]
(ES)
68
[36]
(UK) NTSC-J
47
[37]
(UK)
47
[38]
(FR)
91
[39]
(DE)
66
[40]
(DE)
69
[41]
(UK) PAL
69
[7]
(UK) PAL
85
[42]
(UK) NTSC-J
78
[43]
(SE)
88
[44]
(UK) PAL
73
[45]
(JP) NTSC-J
61
[46]
(FR)
83
[47]
(RU)
54
[48]
(DE)
58
[49]
Sega Mega Drive
67
Based on
41 reviews

Toki: Going Ape Spit

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Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Manual
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, GR (Zegetron)
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Cart
Mega Drive, AU
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Mega Drive, BR
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Mega Drive, KR
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Technical information

Main article: Toki: Going Ape Spit/Technical information.

External links

References

  1. File:Toki md jp cover.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  3. File:Toki MD KR cover.jpg
  4. 4.0 4.1 GamePro, "April 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 60
  5. MegaTech, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-20), page 19
  6. Computer Trade Weekly, "" (UK; 1992-04-13), page 73
  7. 7.0 7.1 Sega Power, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-04), page 25
  8. File:Toki MD credits.png
  9. https://vgdensetsu.net/2_MariKoizumi.html (Wayback Machine: 2024-04-08 10:57)
  10. Mega Drive Fan, "February 1992" (JP; 1992-01-08), page 3
  11. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 150
  12. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 160
  13. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 248
  14. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1992" (JP; 1992-01-08), page 35
  15. Consoles +, "Février 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 56
  16. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 135
  17. Computer & Video Games, "June 1992" (UK; 1992-05-15), page 72
  18. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 10, "" (RU; 2003-10-08), page 52
  19. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 110
  20. Excalibur, "" (CZ; 1993-09-10), page 33
  21. Famitsu, "1992-02-07" (JP; 1992-01-24), page 39
  22. (UK) (+0:00)
  23. Gamer, "Októvrios 1993" (GR; 1993-xx-xx), page 1
  24. Gamers, "Februar/März 1992" (DE; 1992-xx-xx), page 36
  25. Games-X, "13th-19th February 1992" (UK; 1992-02-13), page 24
  26. Game Zone, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-20), page 30
  27. Hippon Super, "February 1992" (JP; 1992-01-07), page 99
  28. Hobby Consolas, "Mayo 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 36
  29. Joypad, "Avril 1992" (FR; 1992-03-1x), page 72
  30. Joystick, "Mars 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 146
  31. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 95
  32. Mega, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 21
  33. Mega Fun, "06/92" (DE; 1992-0x-xx), page 34
  34. MegaTech, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-20), page 112
  35. MegaTech, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 53
  36. Micromanía (segunda época), "Junio 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 83
  37. Mean Machines, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-27), page 106
  38. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 142
  39. Player One, "Mai 1992" (FR; 1992-05-10), page 20
  40. Play Time, "5/92" (DE; 1992-04-08), page 76
  41. Power Play, "4/92" (DE; 1992-03-11), page 136
  42. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 68
  43. Sega Pro, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 58
  44. Sega Force, "1/92" (SE; 1992-xx-xx), page 15
  45. Sega Force, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 60
  46. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  47. Supersonic, "Mai/Juin 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 9
  48. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 204
  49. Video Games, "2/92" (DE; 1992-04-06), page 28


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