Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove

HumaNature Studios

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
72
Top Critic Average
59%
Critics Recommend
Based on 63 critic reviews
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Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove

Rating Summary

Based on 63 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

59%

Critics Recommend

Based on 63 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 1, 2019
Xbox OneMar 1, 2019
PCMar 1, 2019
Nintendo SwitchMar 1, 2019

Developer: HumaNature Studios

Genre: Adventure

ToeJam and Earl have crash-landed back on Earth in ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!, a funky fresh roguelike adventure infused with old skool hip-hop and jam packed with awesome throwbacks to the 1991 classic. Original Funk Lord (and co-creator) Greg Johnson is back at the helm with the sequel that ToeJam and Earl fans have been waiting for!

The iconic ‘90s duo is back in the groove with all-new presents to help them navigate this wack planet "Earth" and retrieve all the lost pieces to the Rapmaster Rocket. Team up for co-op play to discover secret locations, hidden presents and new friends as you make your way through a constantly changing and unpredictable world!

ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! is a mash-up of the very best features of the classic console games with a ton of fresh improvements. Grab some homies and get ready for a blast of funky nostalgia as you help ToeJam and Earl return once again to Funkotron.

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Game Informer

8 / 10.0
Game Informer

Solid roguelike elements keep the action engaging and tense. No previous experience (or nostalgia) with the series required

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GameSpot

5 / 10
GameSpot

ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is an endearing throwback whose charms and frustrations both feel unmistakably like products of 1991.

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Polygon

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Polygon

There were moments where it felt like I was playing the same game that came out when I was 11. But the look was just a bit more lavish, and the funky bass line was arranged just differently enough. Back in the Groove is the perfect mix of polish and nostalgia, and one that I can’t wait to play through again.

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Game Revolution

Tyler Treese

This is exactly how a retro revival should be done and studios would be wise to take note.

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