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Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

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  • Summary: 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.

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ToeJam & Earl: Back In The Groove . -Launch Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Feb 28, 2019
    90
    When it comes to nostalgia, there’s a fine line between “loving homage” and “trying desperately recapture former glory.” Fortunately, ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is a fantastic and faithful attempt to bring a nearly thirty-year old game into relevancy. It’s more than just a flashy reboot of the original title, adding in new elements as well as those adopted from its sequel, Panic on Funkotron, to make something that feels fresh, new, and stand shoulder to shoulder with the kind of roguelikes available today. A blast from the past that never feels forced or at odds with itself, ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is a delight from start to finish.
  2. 85
    This isn’t the most elaborate or intense game in its space, but it’s the happiest to be there.
  3. Mar 1, 2019
    85
    Overall, HumaNature Studios’ Toe Jam & Earl: Back in the Groove has brought back and breathed life into the old gameplay design of the original game. It feels like a Toe Jam & Earl game, which I can appreciate immensely. While not groundbreaking with visuals, it still brings some real fun to a series that lost its way a long time ago.
  4. Mar 1, 2019
    70
    Back in the Groove is a great game if your fan of the original, very traditional and close to its gameplay. Unfortunately, this also means that we miss some things that make it more appealing in 2019.
  5. Feb 28, 2019
    65
    ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is a weird and wonderful world filled with colourful characters, but some of the movement feels archaic.
  6. Feb 28, 2019
    60
    ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is a hard sell. If you loved the originals, then there might be enough here to spirit you back to the days of the Mega Drive, but without knowing the source material, you are left with a good looking but fairly generic walkabout game.
  7. 40
    Fans of the original Sega Genesis titles will probably find a lot to like about ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove. The rest of us, unfortunately, will need to fight off waves of annoyance and irritation while trying to determine what all the fuss is about.

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  1. Mar 12, 2019
    7
    I enjoyed this game for sure, but the long load times hurt it's score, the lack of polish hurts it's score, and the limited replay value hurtsI enjoyed this game for sure, but the long load times hurt it's score, the lack of polish hurts it's score, and the limited replay value hurts it's score.

    With that though, it's a good remake of the original. I like the addition of new characters after you beat the game, though I am disappointed in the fact that there's only a few. Unlocks in general are pretty limited.
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