Title Toki Game Type Platform Company Ocean Players 1 HD Installable Yes (With JST Patch) Compatibility All (AGA needs Patch) Submission Mike West Review This is one of the games that I find surprisingly few people seem to have heard of. Originally an arcade game, it's Eastern influence is clear in the characters names. You play the role of Toki, a mighty warrior who strays in the path of an evil sorcerer, Bashtar. Toki is turned into a rather ugly looking ape to enable Bashtar to kidnap Tokis love, Miho. You, as Toki, must journey through six levels of fantasy and colour. I really like Toki. The creatures that he must overcome are quite frankly bizarre but this is good, simple fantasy gaming at it's best. Infact at one point, Commodore included this in one of it's bundles. It surfaced on the Amiga in 1991 and I've yet to find a game that is anywhere near similar. As you start the first level, what look like flying discs with tails hover overhead, and as they pass, Toki spits shots from his mouth to kill them and release coins which he can duly catch. Collect 30 for an extra life. Other power-ups appear throughout the game and these will enable different firing patterns or help in other ways i.e.. extra time etc . The variety of enemies found even in the first five minutes of playing really let you know what you're in for, strange orange ape creatures (uglier then Toki!) and blue devils throwing pitchforks! The music to Toki also seems to suit the game well in a suitably fantasy sort of way. The six levels vary like the elements. Water, Fire, Ice are three with Mountains, Forest and the last level, Voodkimedio castle, making the six although not in that order of play. Good timing is essential to progress anywhere in this game and initial attempts at the game usually result in fairly quick obliteration. The end of level guardians are particularly hard to get past and at times seemingly impossible. Stick with it though, their attack patterns always stay the same so just watch and learn! Playing this on a degraded A1200 used to be problematic to say the least and many times I'd degrade with various software only to find it wouldn't work when only the day before it had. I've now installed it with JST and it runs without fault. Cheers Jeff! Overall then, a good, original looking game nicely converted by Ocean. Colourful but difficult in places, recommended.