Toejam and Earl is an exceptional game on the Sega Megadrive and one that I played to death when I was 13 years old; my favourite thing about it was the game’s legendary soundtrack; Stone cold funk! I still have my original game, and it’s in my top 10 games of all time.
The game is absolutely filled to the brim with wisecracks, one liners and slapstick comedy. If you’ve never played it, get down with the motherfucking shit!
Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn’t it? Looking back now, I can see why I love slap funk bass and groove as much as I do! The soundtrack skips and slaps as you go along helping Toejam and Earl (two aliens from the planet Funkotron) in their quest to find pieces of their spaceship because they crash landed on Earth. A very crazy cartoony Earth full of weird nasties like man-eating post boxes and ghostly ice cream vans!
The other cool thing about this game was the random game setting which really shook things up because the generic coloured power up presents changed randomly each time you played. The presents either provided you with an arsenal of gadgets and weapons, or killed you off with various hilarious booby prizes!
I’m still hopeful that this will come to Xbox Live so that I can have a game or two with some mates and relive the good old days; in the meantime I guess I’ll just have to remain a pointdexter!
Yet another reason why Call of Duty isn’t the puppies privates and never will be