Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove is kind of a weird game. It’s a bit of a patchwork of a series, overall: originally a very funky (literally) isometric roguelike on the Genesis that was at once a celebration of black culture, 90s cartoon sensibilities, funk music, adventure games and… roguelikes way before they were cool, it then spawned a number of sequels. A weird but kind of cool 2D adventure/platformer back on the Genesis, a bizarre throwback on the Xbox, and now this new game, which is mechanically and aesthetically a spiritual successor to the original.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/bjqpxw/toejam-and-earl-back-groove-review
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