Toki: Going Ape Spit

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Toki: Going Ape Spit
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Original system(s): Arcade Boards
Publisher(s) of original games: TAD Corporation
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[6] 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), 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

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 [7]



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 [8]


Gameplay

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.

Levels

  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

Bosses

  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)

History

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.

Versions

  • 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.

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

Uncredited

Magazine articles

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

Promotional material

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-02: "February 1992" (1992-01-08)
also published in:

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
30
[10]
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
40
[11]
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
30
[12]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
55
[13]
Consoles + (FR)
77
[14]
Console XS (UK) PAL
77
[15]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
85
[16]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 10 (RU)
60
[17]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
43
[18]
Excalibur (CZ)
75
[19]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
53
[20]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
88
[4]
Gamers (DE)
73
[21]
Games-X (UK)
60
[22]
Game Zone (UK) PAL
73
[23]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
50
[24]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
89
[25]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-J
91
[26]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-J
91
[27]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
69
[28]
Mega (UK) PAL
69
[29]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
63
[30]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC
80
[31]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
66
[32]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
68
[33]
Mean Machines (UK) NTSC-J
47
[34]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
47
[35]
Player One (FR)
91
[36]
Play Time (DE)
66
[37]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
69
[6]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
78
[38]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
85
[39]
Sega Force (SE)
88
[40]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
73
[41]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
61
[42]
Supersonic (FR)
83
[43]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
54
[44]
Sega Mega Drive
67
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Toki: Going Ape Spit

Mega Drive, JP
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Mega Drive, US
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Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

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

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 7362c3f4
MD5 56ba94382fe6f06d05baf77261644ad4
SHA-1 77270a6ded838d0263284dcc075aa4b2b2aef234
512kB 1991-11 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 d09b1ef1
MD5 051de9d4ce9da17032bfe5db6e9c54c6
SHA-1 1a94cde6392d385271797a6b21ad0eaad920a8da
512kB 1991-11 Cartridge (JP)

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. 5.0 5.1 MegaTech, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-20), page 19
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sega Power, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-04), page 25
  7. File:Toki md eu cover.jpg
  8. File:TgAS MD US Box.jpg
  9. Mega Drive Fan, "February 1992" (JP; 1992-01-08), page 3
  10. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 150
  11. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 160
  12. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 248
  13. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1992" (JP; 1992-01-08), page 35
  14. Consoles +, "Février 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 56
  15. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 135
  16. Computer & Video Games, "June 1992" (UK; 1992-05-15), page 72
  17. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 10, "" (RU; 2003-10-08), page 52
  18. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 110
  19. Excalibur, "" (CZ; 1993-09-10), page 33
  20. Famitsu, "1992-02-07" (JP; 1992-01-24), page 39
  21. Gamers, "Februar/März 1992" (DE; 1992-xx-xx), page 36
  22. Games-X, "13th-19th February 1992" (UK; 1992-02-13), page 24
  23. Game Zone, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-20), page 30
  24. Hippon Super, "February 1992" (JP; 1992-01-07), page 99
  25. Hobby Consolas, "Mayo 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 36
  26. Joypad, "Avril 1992" (FR; 1992-03-1x), page 72
  27. Joystick, "Mars 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 146
  28. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 95
  29. Mega, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 21
  30. Mega Fun, "06/92" (DE; 1992-0x-xx), page 34
  31. MegaTech, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 53
  32. MegaTech, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-20), page 112
  33. Micromanía (segunda época), "Junio 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 83
  34. Mean Machines, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-27), page 106
  35. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 142
  36. Player One, "Mai 1992" (FR; 1992-05-10), page 20
  37. Play Time, "5/92" (DE; 1992-04-08), page 76
  38. Sega Pro, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 58
  39. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 68
  40. Sega Force, "1/92" (SE; 1992-xx-xx), page 15
  41. Sega Force, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 60
  42. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  43. Supersonic, "Mai/Juin 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 9
  44. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 204


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