Originally released in 1991, ToeJam & Earl is a rogue-like adventure which sees you playing as two funky aliens from the planet Funkotron. The last game in the series ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth was released in 2002.
However, the later games in the series were not particularly well received so original co-creator Greg Johnson created a Kickstarter campaign to fund “the sequel that ToeJam & Earl fans have been waiting for”.
Check out the gameplay trailer below:
So what are the iconic ’90s duo up to this time? Well, once again the pair have crash-landed on earth following an incident involving the Rapmaster Rocket and a black hole.
You need to find and collect parts of the ship before anyone notices it’s gone missing. This is done by completing level runs (or mini-games for extra cash and presents).
The return of randomly-generated stacked levels and over 60 presents (such as Rocket Skates, Icarus Wings and Boomboxes) aim to make each run feel fresh. But perhaps the greatest new feature is multiplayer – allowing up to four friends to play online and offering nine characters to choose from.
In addition, you can play couch co-op on console with two people or local co-op on PC with up to four players.
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch on March 1, 2019.