Toki: Going Ape Spit
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|Toki: Going Ape Spit|
|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Developer: Santos, Sega CS (porting assistance)|
|Original system(s): Arcade Boards|
|Publisher(s) of original games: TAD Corporation|
|Developer(s) of original games: TAD Corporation|
|Sound driver: SMPS 68000|
|Number of players: 1-2|
Toki: Going Ape Spit, known in Japan as JuJu Densetsu (ＪｕＪｕ伝説), 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.
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 
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.
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.
- Treeland Forest
- Undergound Cavern
- Underwater Shipwreck
- Waterfall POOF
- Lava Long Volcano
- Treeland Jungle
- Dark Palace
- Golden Palace
- Stark's Machine (L1)
- Primeval (L2)
- Boomer (L3)
- Eyesore (L4)
- Belcher (L5)
- Crystal Mammoth (L6)
- Bashtar (L7)
- Stark (L8)
- Stark/Membrane (L9)
Independent developer Golgoth Studio announced to develop a remake of the arcade version to feature high definition hand-drawn graphics and new ambient sounds. But never released.
- 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.
- The original was roughly 20 minutes long, the Sega Mega Drive version is about 60 minutes long.
- 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 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 would blink slightly brighter, on the Sega Mega Drive , the whole background flashes in strong white.
|Language||Localised Name||English Translation|
|English (US)||Toki: Going Ape Spit||Toki: Going Ape Spit|
- Cover artist: David McMacken
- Main article: Toki: Going Ape Spit/Magazine articles.
|Mega Drive, PT|
|Mega Drive, SE (Rental)|
|Mega Drive, GR (Zegetron)|
ROM dump status
- File:Toki md jp cover.jpg
- https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
- File:Toki MD KR cover.jpg
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- File:Toki md eu cover.jpg
- File:TgAS MD US Box.jpg
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