Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove

HumaNature Studios

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
72
Top Critic Average
57%
Critics Recommend
Based on 67 critic reviews
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Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove

Rating Summary

Based on 67 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

57%

Critics Recommend

Based on 67 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 1, 2019
Xbox OneMar 1, 2019
PCMar 1, 2019
Nintendo SwitchMar 1, 2019

Developer: HumaNature Studios

ToeJam and Earl have crash-landed back on Earth in ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!, a funky fresh roguelike adventure infused with old skool hip-hop and jam packed with awesome throwbacks to the 1991 classic. Original Funk Lord (and co-creator) Greg Johnson is back at the helm with the sequel that ToeJam and Earl fans have been waiting for! The iconic ‘90s duo is back in the groove with all-new presents to help them navigate this wack planet "Earth" and retrieve all the lost pieces to the Rapmaster Rocket. Team up for co-op play to discover secret locations, hidden presents and new friends as you make your way through a constantly changing and unpredictable world! ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! is a mash-up of the very best features of the classic console games with a ton of fresh improvements. Grab some homies and get ready for a blast of funky nostalgia as you help ToeJam and Earl return once again to Funkotron.
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Solid roguelike elements keep the action engaging and tense. No previous experience (or nostalgia) with the series required

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There were moments where it felt like I was playing the same game that came out when I was 11. But the look was just a bit more lavish, and the funky bass line was arranged just differently enough. Back in the Groove is the perfect mix of polish and nostalgia, and one that I can’t wait to play through again.

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ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is an endearing throwback whose charms and frustrations both feel unmistakably like products of 1991.

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Playing this game is equivalent to downing some orange soda and Cool Ranch Doritos while watching Rocko's Modern Life with the Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff playing on my parents' six-CD player. With a little more variety in objectives this could be the killer co-op game to end all co-op games, but even with the same basic goal each run, ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is one of the illest, dopest, most hella fly experiences I've had on my Switch. And while I know that vernacular is terribly dated, it totally works when talking about this game.

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