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Toki Remake - Switch

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:19 pm
by rocky1980
So the Toki remake is out today for the switch. Comes in a nice bit box. I had forgotten I had pre ordered it until it turned up at the door today. Anyone else getting it

Re: Toki Remake - Switch

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:24 pm
by The Laird
Just in time for the latest issue of RG :mrgreen:

Re: Toki Remake - Switch

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:49 pm
by Antiriad2097
Never liked the original, so I'll be passing on this one.

Re: Toki Remake - Switch

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:50 pm
by kiwimike
Don't have a switch, so I'm irrelevant really. But these remakes and older games coming out on switch is quite interesting. The system lends itself well to older games on the tablet screen especially though.

I liked the Lynx Toki . Aside from that, played the MAME version and that's about it

Re: Toki Remake - Switch

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:14 am
by ShadowMan
Should have my copy arrive in a couple of days. Really looking forward to it, loved the Amiga port back in the day.

Re: Toki Remake - Switch

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:52 am
by The Laird
kiwimike wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:50 pm
Don't have a switch, so I'm irrelevant really. But these remakes and older games coming out on switch is quite interesting. The system lends itself well to older games on the tablet screen especially though.

I liked the Lynx Toki . Aside from that, played the MAME version and that's about it
The Switch port was actually made by the same people who did the Atari ST conversion back in the day!

Re: Toki Remake - Switch

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:15 am
by Crusty Starfish
The Laird wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:52 am
kiwimike wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:50 pm
Don't have a switch, so I'm irrelevant really. But these remakes and older games coming out on switch is quite interesting. The system lends itself well to older games on the tablet screen especially though.

I liked the Lynx Toki . Aside from that, played the MAME version and that's about it
The Switch port was actually made by the same people who did the Atari ST conversion back in the day!
I hope it's better than the ST version then! :shock:

Re: Toki Remake - Switch

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:41 pm
by The Laird
Well . . . .

1. It's a remake of the arcade game.
2. The ST version is widely considered to be an excellent port.
3. Early reviews suggest the Switch version is good too.

So that's a bit of a strange comment to make.

Re: Toki Remake - Switch

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:45 pm
by Crusty Starfish
It was an ok port on a machine that struggled with scrolling - so the reduced size screen was an annoyance. As for the Lynx version....... :shock:

Re: Toki Remake - Switch

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:06 pm
by Crusty Starfish
It's not that any version was bad (the C64 version was excellent as the only 8 bit) but the ST version struggled with lots going on, less colour used than the Amiga along with smaller playing area to help with the scrolling problem. The Amiga was without doubt the best version though.

The Lynx, although a very good version was let down by low res graphics and dodgy frame rate.

As for any other 8 bit versions, it was a shame none ever got released and only fake screenshots were produced :(

Re: Toki Remake - Switch

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:42 pm
by The Laird
Amiga version is good, but the Lynx version was undoubtedly my favourite from the ones I played.

I got rid of my Switch so I am hoping the remake also comes to Xbox One.

Re: Toki Remake - Switch

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:38 pm
by batman877
Definitely want this... but £35-£40 for a physical copy? Ouch. I know it's a 'collector's edition' but it just feels like a rip-off compared to other similar remakes/updates such as Sonic Mania (£20-£25) for example. I suppose Flashback collector's edition was £35-£40 too, but that soon came down to £25... maybe I'll wait a couple of months.

Re: Toki Remake - Switch

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:51 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
batman877 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:38 pm
Definitely want this... but £35-£40 for a physical copy? Ouch. I know it's a 'collector's edition' but it just feels like a rip-off compared to other similar remakes/updates such as Sonic Mania (£20-£25) for example. I suppose Flashback collector's edition was £35-£40 too, but that soon came down to £25... maybe I'll wait a couple of months.
I'd agree with that. It's also a shame that you can't switch between the new and original graphics like you could with Wonder Boy The Dragon's Trap.

Re: Toki Remake - Switch

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:35 am
by rocky1980
I was surprised when this came in the post to be honest. The remake has been in the works for years , however it looked like that was a died project that was going to be on steam

Definitely want this... but £35-£40 for a physical copy? Ouch.
As far as I can tell, there is not eshop version or non collectors edition yet. That is very strange.

It's also a shame that you can't switch between the new and original graphics
Thats a disappointment for me also

Re: Toki Remake - Switch

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:08 am
by Shinobi
I watched my friend Ex Mosquito 1 credit this, lot of leaps of faith and enemies appearing on top of you.

I’m still tempted to buy this when I have the money.