Help poor little Toki Tori rescue eggs on the PS3.
Toki Tori, the little yellow bird, has been collecting his missing eggs across a few different platforms and developer Two Tribes has now brought this cutesy puzzle platformer to PSN with full Move support. It seems that it is time to start collecting eggs once again.
Toki Tori’s inability to fly has presented him with a problem. His eggy friends have been spread across a variety of different levels and it comes down to Toki Tori to collect them all up, a task that would be so much easier were he able to fly. Instead, he has to negotiate his way around each of the levels, collecting the eggs as it goes. It all sounds fairly simple, right?
Well, it would be if it weren’t for the fact that the game is so devilishly hard, but more on that in a moment. Using the Move controller, the player points at the screen and presses a button to show where they want Toki Tori to move to. The early levels will simply require the player to plan a route through the level without getting stuck, as some areas can only be reached from certain others. Once all of the eggs are collected, the level is complete and the player moves on.
Things get more interesting fairly quickly as the player is introduced to various tools that can be used to reach all of the eggs, such as bridges or teleportation. But with these tools come more difficult levels requiring the player to plan well ahead their route. Some levels only allow the player a limited number of tools, so the player not only has to plan their route, but also where to use each of their tools. As if that were not enough to worry about, the player will also have to deal with various enemies that will bring an end to Toki Tori’s rescue mission with a single touch.
Messing up becomes quite easy in the later levels, which are very difficult, leading to an increased frequency of face-palm moments, with sudden realisation that a mistake has been made. Fortunately, the game has a rewind feature that can undo mistakes and give the player another chance without starting the level all over again, if that is what they wish. There is even the option to skip a level all together, if all else seems hopeless.
The game has a massive number of levels, spread across four themed worlds for players to scratch their heads over. Alongside the inclusion of Move compatibility, Toki Tori on PSN also brings with it 3D support, for those lucky enough to own a 3D TV, and HD graphics. The overhauled visuals really make a difference here and, considering that the game has been around for a while, make Toki Tori look bang up to date, which is no bad thing for a 2D puzzle platformer.
Don’t be fooled by the charming looks and cutesy soundtrack of Toki Tori, this is one extremely challenging game that will test the skills of any gamer, and reduce many to quivering wrecks. The PSN version doesn’t offer much of a difference over the other available versions, but if you have never played Toki Tori before, it is well worth picking up.