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PAX: Singin’ and stompin’ with Toki Tori 2

23 March 2013 No Comment

Being a fan of puzzle adventure games, I couldn’t pass up the chance to play Toki Tori 2 on the PAX show floor. What’s not to love about an adorable yellow bird tromping around a brightly animated forest? I got a hands-on with Two Tribe’s second installment, yet first attempt at publishing a completely independent game, and was delightfully surprised!

Two Tribes launched the original Toki Tori over a decade ago for the Game Boy Color. I haven’t played the first one for comparison, but the developers assured me that the mechanics of the second installment make for completely different gameplay regardless.

This time around, the cute yellow chicken (known as Toki Tori) uses his abilities to interact with the creatures around him to move forward in the level. This is a vastly different experience from the first game, where players were required to sort through an inventory management system to solve puzzles. I found myself enjoying the mechanics of this second installment — as simple as it sounds on paper it’s actually quite nice in practice.

PAX: Singin' and stompin' with Toki Tori 2 screenshot

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Via Destructoid

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